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- The all-too-fleeting rules of 'baseball lite'
- Go green(ery) with these tips on how to incorporate plants into your home
- '100 Catholic Things' is a bucket list for New Orleanians, religious and otherwise
- Louis Prima's Sicilian-New Orleans roots on display at Jazz Museum exhibit
- Remembering Dr. John: His greatness came -- but only after this important turning point
- Smiley: What, it's not an Olympic sport?
- One education: Raising Cane’s offering tuition discounts, reimbursements for employees
- Designer Kenneth Brown says he flexed his design muscle on Kim Mulkey's new Baton Rouge house
- The sno-ball effect: From stuffed cones to exotic flavors, these stands deliver treats to beat the heat
- Where to Go, What to Eat: Baton Rouge Symphony, Martin Wine & Spirits team up for wine and music
- Smiley: What, it's not an Olympic sport?
- The sno-ball effect: From stuffed cones to exotic flavors, these stands deliver treats to beat the heat
- Smiley: The visitors who choose isolation
- Wood, quartz, statement lighting: Designers give the lowdown on the latest kitchen trends
- LSU Garden News: You got crape myrtle questions? We got answers
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- Indie Filmmakers Look for Lifeline from Piracy with CASE Actby Stanley B. Gill
This is a typical indie-filmmaker piracy story. Independent filmmakers make a low-budget movie only to be raped by pirates.
- How To Register Your Screenplay with the U.S. Copyright Officeby Stanley B. Gill
A professional screenwriter, or even a novice trying their hand at creating a first screenplay, will want to register the copyright created in their work (a screenplay) with the United States Copyright Office (USCO).
- A Screenwriter’s Tool: OmmWriter For Writing Storyby Stanley B. Gill
If you were ever looking for something other than Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, for your screenwriting development, you should give OmmWriter a workout. #indieproducerlife
- Louisiana Film and TV Tax Credit Programs Near 2015 Revampby Stanley B. Gill
The long Louisiana film and TV tax credit nightmare is nearing an end. State legislature is fixing most of the issues surrounding the tax credits.
- Tax Credits: Realities of Motion Picture Investor Programs in Louisianaby Stanley B. Gill
Louisiana legislators will be hassled for anything from manicuring rights for orphaned crawfish to the diabolical motion picture investor tax credits.
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / The Pursuit of Happyness producer: Todd Black!by [email protected]dcastone.com on December 8, 2020
With Warner Bros. shaking up the distribution model, veteran Producer Todd Black talks about studios and streamers, the […]
- Ted Lasso vs. Hacks: Is There an Emmys Upset Brewing?by Gold Derby on July 22, 2021
Gold Derby editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen survey the comedy categories at the Emmy Awards, where Ted […]
- Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in August
There’s still plenty of warm weather left to endure this Summer, with yet another year of record-setting temperatures creeping East from Seattle to Suffolk County.... The post Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in August appeared first […]
- Discovery Posts Strong Q2 Earnings, as Advertising Revenue Grows After Discovery+ Launch
Discovery's strong Q2 2021 earnings were not enough to stop Wall Street's caginess about the company's proposed merger with WarnerMedia.
- Women Go to Space, Filmmakers Go to Fast Track
When 35-year-old astronaut Kalpana Chawla boarded the Space Shuttle Columbia for her first NASA mission in 1997 she instantly became a permanent part of aeronautics... The post Women Go to Space, Filmmakers Go to Fast Track appeared first […]
- Guest Post: The Muslim Narrative in Hindi Cinema – 20 Great Examples
The following guest post comes to us courtesy of Shazia Iqbal, Indian filmmaker and 2019 Global Media Makers Fellow. Iqbal participated in GMM’s LA Residency... The post Guest Post: The Muslim Narrative in Hindi Cinema – 20 Great […]
- From the Archives: Behind the Accent with Dialect Coach Jessica Drake
NOTE: The below piece originally ran in 2018. We’re re-posting it here with minor edits to the original text. Special thanks to author Su Fang... The post From the Archives: Behind the Accent with Dialect Coach Jessica Drake appeared […]
- Someone We Watched: The Meditative Nerdom of Christopher Munch
Each year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards give the Someone to Watch Award to an emerging filmmaker of singular vision. In this column, film critic David Bax... The post Someone We Watched: The Meditative Nerdom of Christopher Munch […]
- Questlove Brings ‘Summer of Soul’ to Light and Gets Us Back in the Theater
The July 10 Film Independent Presents screening of Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) was the first live, in-person event held by Film Independent... The post Questlove Brings ‘Summer of Soul’ to […]
- ‘Short Circuit’: Disney Animation Offers 5 New Experimental Shorts in Season 2
Disney's experimental shorts program returns August 4th on Disney+ with five new animated works involving personal connection.
- Eight Bone-Crunching Female-Driven Action Films We Love
Ask any woman standing nearby with her shoulders slumped from the weight of the high-powered firearm hanging at her hip: it’s a great month for... The post Eight Bone-Crunching Female-Driven Action Films We Love appeared first on Film […]
- Matt Damon’s Publicity Tour Has Soured. How Will That Impact ‘Stillwater’ and ‘The Last Duel’?
Matt Damon has two movies in 2021 and the social media backlash after being schooled by his daughter could impact both.
- From the Archives: Mitch Paulson and the Art of Color Correction, Part Two
NOTE: The below piece originally ran in 2017. We’re re-posting it here with minor edits to the original text. Special thanks to author Su Fang... The post From the Archives: Mitch Paulson and the Art of Color Correction, Part Two […]
- ‘Naked Singularity’ Review: John Boyega Sword-Fights the Criminal Justice System in Wacky Legal Thriller
John Boyega's frazzled performance can't save a movie that aspires to be a courtroom "Southland Tales" but settles for "Law & Order: WTF."
- NYC Follows France in Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Moviegoers
New York City will be the first city in the United States to require proof of vaccination for moviegoers. As cases of the highly contagious delta variant multiply across the country, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that proof of vaccination will be required to access local indoor venues, such as restaurants, gyms, and entertainment The post NYC Follows France in Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Moviegoers appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Severtson Screens to Feature Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen Line at CinemaCon 2021
Severtson Screens will feature its SēVision 3D GX Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen line in booth #2606A during CinemaCon 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the company announced today. The convention is slated to run from August 23-26. “Our Giant Electric projection screens are ideal for large venues where the screen needs raised The post Severtson Screens to Feature Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen Line at CinemaCon 2021 appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Elizabeth O’Neil to Receive 2021 Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast
Elizabeth O’Neil, the executive director of Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California, will receive this year’s Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast, it was announced today. O’Neil will be presented with the award as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The Al The post Elizabeth O’Neil to Receive 2021 Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast appeared first on Boxoffice.
- A Century in Exhibition—The 2000s: From Bankruptcies to a Double Revolution
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Boxoffice Pro. Though the publication you hold in your hands has had different owners, headquarters, and even names—it was founded in Kansas City by 18-year-old Ben Shlyen as The Reel Journal, then called Boxoffice in 1933, and more recently Boxoffice Pro—it has always remained committed to theatrical exhibition. From the 1920s The post A Century in Exhibition—The 2000s: From Bankruptcies to a Double Revolution appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Moving iMage Technologies to Provide Equipment and Furnishings for New, Nine-Screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Staten Island, NY
Moving iMage Technologies (“MiT”) — a leading digital cinema company that designs, manufactures, integrates, installs and distributes a full suite of proprietary and custom-designed equipment — announced Monday it has been awarded a contract from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to provide equipment and furnishings for its Alamo theatre location in Staten Island, New York. As part The post Moving iMage Technologies to Provide Equipment and Furnishings for New, Nine-Screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Staten Island, NY appeared first on Boxoffice.
- WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Jungle Cruise Rides to No. 1 w/ $34.18M, Ahead of The Green Knight ($6.78M) and Stillwater ($5.12M)
Over the final weekend of July, the box office picture grew somewhat more precarious given increasing concerns around the coronavirus Delta variant, which has led to a new indoor masking recommendation from the CDC and the imposition of masking mandates and recommendations in several cities and states across the U.S. Amid this worsening climate, three The post WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: <em>Jungle Cruise</em> Rides to No. 1 w/ $34.18M, Ahead of <em>The Green Knight</em> ($6.78M) and <em>Stillwater</em> ($5.12M) appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Marcus Theatres Chairman, President, and CEO Rolando Rodriguez to Receive ShowEast’s Dan Fellman Show “E” Award
Rolando Rodriguez was announced this week as 2021’s winner of the Dan Fellman Show “E” award, a lifetime achievement prize, at November’s upcoming film convention ShowEast. Rodriguez is the chair, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres and executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation, in addition to his roles as chair of the National Association The post Marcus Theatres Chairman, President, and CEO Rolando Rodriguez to Receive ShowEast’s Dan Fellman Show “E” Award appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend Box Office Forecast: Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, and Stillwater
July comes to a close this weekend with a trio of new releases -- Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, and Stillwater -- catering to various audiences after last weekend saw mixed results from Old and Snake Eyes. The post Weekend Box Office Forecast: <em>Jungle Cruise</em>, <em>The Green Knight</em>, and <em>Stillwater</em> appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend estimates: Jungle Cruise opens with impressive $34.2 million
Get ready for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: The Movie everyone. Disney’s strategy of converting its theme park rides into adventure movies is hitting pay dirt again this weekend with Jungle Cruise on its way to a $34.2-million debut, according to the studio’s Sunday morning projection. That’s substantially above our model’s prediction, and it’s not the only movie to be earning more than expected: The Green Knight will earn about $6.8 million this weekend to land in second place. Those two films more than make up for the softness of the returning titles, and we are looking at a welcome “up” weekend for the market as a whole.
- Weekend predictions: Jungle Cruise should sail choppy waters to the top of the chart
Jungle Cruise enters this weekend as a firm favorite to take the box office crown, even though family films have been performing notably weaker in recent weeks and Disney has the film available for a premium via Disney+. Our model thinks it will do roughly twice the business of the number two film on the chart, and there’s a good chance it’ll do even better than that. With the other two new wide releases not expected to do huge amounts of business though, it’s likely to be a flat weekend for the market as a whole unless Disney’s latest theme-park-ride-turned-movie outperforms expectations.
- Theater Counts: Jungle Cruise sets new pandemic-era record for widest release
Walt Disney’s release of Jungle Cruise breaks a pandemic-era record for widest release, arriving in 4,310 theaters this weekend. The number matches that of another Disney feature, Onward, which debuted just before theaters began shutting down back in March, 2020. The new film, which is based on the popular theme park attraction, follows Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt as Amazon riverboat captain Frank Wolff and Dr. Lily Houghton as they encounter innumerable dangers while they travel through the Amazon rain forest. Jungle Cruise will be available to stream simultaneously on the Disney+ platform.
- Dune trailer
Sci-fi action movie directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet opens in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22… Full movie details Paul Atreides is a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
- Weekend estimates: Old leads on lackluster weekend
M. Night Shyamalan returns to the top of the box office charts this weekend, but he might be the only person celebrating as every opening and returning film in the top 10 looks set to underperform this weekend. Shyamalan’s new film, Old is coming closest to our model’s prediction with an opening of $16.5 million, which is 12% below what the model expected. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins will come second with $13.35 million, which is 15% behind expectations. Those results are both well within the model’s margin of error, but the collective performance of the market is troubling.
- Weekend predictions: four films vie for top spot
Our model has four films within five million dollars of one another this weekend as Space Jam: A New Legacy and Black Widow return to theaters, and Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and Old appear for the first time. Black Widow and Old are in a statistical dead heat at the top, but any of the four films has a shot at winning the weekend.
- Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins trailer
Action movie starring Henry Golding opens today, Friday, July 23… Full movie details Snake Eyes is a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested—even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
- Theater counts: Black Widow fends off Snake Eyes and Old for top billing
Black Widow once again leads our theater count list this week despite taking a backseat at the box office to Space Jam: A New Legacy last weekend. The former enters its third week with a domestic total of over $140M and a worldwide total of $272M. The latest Marvel film drops from 4,275 to 4,250 locations beginning Friday. While we don’t have an official theater count for Space Jam: A New Legacy, we are estimating the sophomore feature to be in 4,000 theaters. The live action/animated hybrid sequel starring LeBron James and Bugs Bunny scored a better-than-expected $31M during its opening weekend, positioning itself as the number one movie of the week.