News tagged with movie industry

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 insulate you ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Health
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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 studios are denouncing ...

dateApr 01, 2010 in Internet
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The Pirate Bay back online after fine threat

The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular filesharing websites, was back online on Tuesday after being shut down when a Swedish court threatened its bandwith supplier with a hefty fine.

dateAug 25, 2009 in Internet
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Whither Redbox? Hollywood studios are conflicted

(AP) -- Hollywood studios are split over Redbox, the $1-per-night DVD rental kiosk company: They could supply it with cheap wholesale discs and ride its massive growth, or starve it in the hopes of preserving higher-priced ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Business
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Hollywood, RealNetworks square off on DVD copying

(AP) -- Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market - software that allows you to copy a film without paying ...

dateApr 24, 2009 in Business
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