News tagged with movie industry

US director makes first smartphone movie

An independent US filmmaker has made what is believed to be the first feature-length movie shot with a smartphone, to be released next week -- with actress Gena Rowlands in the starring role.

Dec 09, 2011
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Directors slam $30 early release home video offer

(AP) -- Big-name Hollywood action flick directors including James Cameron and Michael Bay have come out guns-ablazing against a plan by studios to make new release movies available to rent in homes just two months after ...

Apr 20, 2011
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Fame doesn't protect movie stars from stroke risk

(AP) -- Hollywood trivia quiz: What do Sharon Stone, Dudley Moore, James Garner and Elizabeth Taylor have in common besides an Oscar nomination? All have suffered strokes, a reminder that money and fame can't ...

Feb 10, 2011
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Panel OKs market for movie bets; studios want ban

(AP) -- U.S. regulators on Friday approved the creation of a futures market for trading in forecast box-office receipts, but major Hollywood studios immediately trumpeted a bill that would ban it.

Apr 17, 2010
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Hollywood snubs proposed betting on ticket sales

(AP) -- Think you're better than Hollywood at gauging whether an upcoming flick will be a box office bomb or a sleeper hit? You'd get a chance to put your money behind that under two proposals that movie ...

Apr 01, 2010
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