Monday, 22nd April 2019

Box Office Education From Wikipedia

Posted on 13. Feb, 2015 by in The Biz

Box Office Education From Wikipedia

Films generate income from several revenue streams, including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising. However, theatrical box office earnings are the primary metric for trade publications (such as Box Office Mojo and Variety) in assessing the success of a film, mostly because of the availability of the data compared to sales figures […]

Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by in The Biz

Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From

“Ideas are born from what is smelled, heard, seen, experienced, felt, emotionalized.” The questions of where good ideas come from,what inspiration is made of, why some people are more creative than others, and how we can optimize ourselves for creativity are perhaps as enduring as the act of creation itself. In this short clip from the vintage TV specialWriting […]

History at the Box Office: Why Are Films Making More Money Than Ever?

Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by in The Biz

History at the Box Office: Why Are Films Making More Money Than Ever?

It seems curious that films should be making more money than ever, especially given that the U.S. and Europe are both dealing with sovereign debt crises and recovering from recessions. And in fact, one sees a very different picture when taking into account the price of movie tickets, which climbed to a new high during […]

“The Expendables” Takes The Cake

Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by in The Biz

“The Expendables” Takes The Cake

Sly does it again! Perhaps the star of First Blood and Rocky has reached yet another generation of over-the-top-explosions enthusiasms. Stallone’s latest action-packed production closes its weekend at the top of the U.S. box office chart bringing in $34.8 million with an engagements of roughly 3000 screens around the country. “The Expendables” was not treated […]

FAMILY GUY CREATOR SIGNS RECORD DEAL

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in The Biz

FAMILY GUY CREATOR SIGNS RECORD DEAL

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has stepped into some uncharted territory and has signed a record deal to release his debut album. Unlike much of the content of his shows the songs on MacFarlane’s album, which will be 1940s and ’50s show tunes of Broadway classics, will not be spoofs. Universal Republic Records will release […]

The Big C — TV Review

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in Opinions, The Biz

The Big C — TV Review

The adventurous world of cable original programming is rife with taboo-busting tales. Into the crowd of well-meaning meth dealers, anxiety-ridden mobsters and suburban pot-dealing mamas rides “The Big C,” Showtime’s new comedy starring and executive produced by Laura Linney, a show that strives to put the fun back into terminal illness — while avoiding the […]

‘Expendables’ tops Friday B.O.

Posted on 14. Aug, 2010 by in Movies, The Biz

‘Expendables’ tops Friday B.O.

The action hero is back. Sly Stallone and the crew of “The Expendables” helped the film take the No. 1 spot at Friday B.O. A cast that includes an assortment of butt-kicking actors — Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger– earned the […]

“Lost” actress cast in ABC’s “V” pilot

Posted on 22. Mar, 2009 by in The Biz

“Lost” actress cast in ABC’s “V” pilot

Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet Burke on the popular series Lost, has been cast in the ABC pilot for V, its remake of the classic science fiction television miniseries, according to an Entertainment Weekly report. Although ABC and Warner Bros. officials told the magazine she was only cast as a guest star, the announcement led […]

“7th Heaven” television series comes to an end

Posted on 29. Nov, 2005 by in The Biz

“7th Heaven” television series comes to an end

The long-running family drama television show, 7th Heaven, will conclude the series (in production since 1996) with the 200th episode. 7th Heaven has been the WB’s time slot on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. for the past ten years, since August 26, 1996. David Janollari, President of Entertainment for The WB, and Brenda Hampton, Executive […]

The ‘Fockers’ Do it Again

Posted on 31. Dec, 2004 by in The Biz

The ‘Fockers’ Do it Again

U.S. and Canada – With no new competition to speak of, last week’s Hollywood fare is set to once again dominate North American Box office receipts over the New Year holiday. Of the new films opening this weekend, Lions Gate’s A Love Song for Bobby Long will have the widest release, playing in eight theatres […]


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