Hollywood

  • Pokémon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Go fever has definitely caught Hollywood’s attention: The franchise is getting a live-action movie, the rights to which were just won by Legendary Pictures. The movie won’t be focused on Pokémon Go, however. Instead, it’ll put the spotlight on Detective Pikachu, a sleuthing version of one of Pokémon’s most recognizable characters introduced in a… Read More

  • Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

    Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

    Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining — Jennifer Lawrence will play her in an upcoming movie. Deadspin reports “The Big Short” director Adam McKay will be making the film about the 32-year-old founder and her one drop medical… Read More

  • Why owning your cable box won’t kill your favorite shows Crunch Network

    Why owning your cable box won’t kill your favorite shows

    A funny thing happens when the Federal Communications Commission moves to introduce competition into a consumer market. The industry, once so accustomed to acting the monopoly or duopoly in its sector, must suddenly “deal with” thousands if not millions of unhappy customers and a heated public debate. In the case of cable companies fighting the FCC’s set-top box proposal… Read More

  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More

  • Marc Benioff Funds Social Network For Film Lovers “MovieLaLa”

    Marc Benioff Funds Social Network For Film Lovers “MovieLaLa”

    “Movie studios are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to market movies without the analytics and data to know where to target that marketing and to know it’s working,” says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. He’s the latest investor in MovieLaLa, a film fan social network that aims to solve this problem by doubling as a data-driven marketing platform for Hollywood. Read More

  • When Will Doom Come To Hollywood? Crunch Network

    When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

    Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least. It’s a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music are revered above all others, they were working in a time when the talent pool–the educated population of the planet–was a tiny rounding error compared to today’s. Read More

  • Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

    Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

    Editor’s note: Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows. In case you haven’t noticed, wannabe Hollywood analysts, err, I mean tech bloggers the world over are breathlessly opining and propagating news about Netflix CEO Reed… Read More

  • Whither, Hollywood, Wither?

    Whither, Hollywood, Wither?

    Last week I wrote about television; this week I’ve been thinking about Hollywood. Not least because a screenwriter with a pretty good track record recently attached himself to my squirrel book1 and is hoping to adapt it into a big animated movie. But it often takes five years or more to go from script to screen, so I can’t help wondering–will Hollywood as we know it still… Read More

  • Eric Kuhn and Brent Weinstein of the United Talent Agency

    Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]

    Brent Weinstein and Eric Kuhn stopped by the studio to talk about technology in entertainment, and these guys are worth listening to. Brent is Head of Digital Media for United Talent Agency in Los Angeles, where he oversees the agency’s work in online entertainment, social media, video games, and the agency’s digital consulting practice. Eric is the department’s Head of… Read More

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