Posts Tagged ‘year’

Infographic: The Evolution of TV Over the Last 20 Years

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

While the storytelling medium of a television show may not have changed much, the way people tune in to their favorite programs has. Just 20 years ago, the patent for the first Internet-connected TV was filed in France. This year, more than 110 million U.S. adults watch a digital program using a connected TV. "Over the span of just 20 years, the experience of watching TV and the business of advertising on TV have changed significantly," Videology CEO Scott Ferber said. "This year,

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‘Transformers 4′ Crushes Competition in Home Video Sales Charts

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The big sci-fi action sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, easily topped all three national home video charts for the week ending Oct. 5. The film, which earned $245.4 million in U.S. theaters and ranks as the year’s No. 4 movie in terms of box office gross, shot to the top of the... Read more

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Russia Set to Toughen Up Anti-Piracy Laws

October 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian lawmakers are set to toughen up anti-piracy laws by the end of the year. Websites that are repeat offenders when it comes to hosting illegally sourced films and TV shows will be shut down. Sergey Semenov, legal counsel to the Russian Film and TV Producers’ Assn., told delegates at the... Read more

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New York Film Fest: Less Risk, More Reward for Studios

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As Toronto fought Telluride for premieres, and fest competition for prestige pics reached a fever pitch this year, the New York Film Festival quietly delivered some key victories: world premieres of two highly anticipated lit adaptations for its opening night (David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” Fox) and centerpiece (Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” Warner Bros.). At... Read more

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The Voice Inks Three-Season Sponsorship With Nissan

September 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When NBC’s The Voice comes back on air Monday with new celebrity judges Pharrell Williams

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Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That’s better than major stock-market indices, and the highest level since it began tracking sector-wide profitability in 2006. Of the 10 media and entertainment sectors EY tracks, cable TV leads the pack.... Read more

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Doritos Recruits Elizabeth Banks, ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ to Promote its Super Bowl Ads

September 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Doritos is making a very different play this year to promote its appearance at the Super Bowl. As part of its “Crash the Super Bowl” campaign, the snack brand has turned to Elizabeth Banks, who is currently directing “Pitch Perfect 2″ for Universal Pictures, to serve as a judge and work with the winner of... Read more

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5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” but this year’s crop of blockbusters was puny compared to... Read more

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And the Year’s Hottest TV Show Is…

September 1, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Big Bang Theory. True Detective. Orange Is the New Black. The Walking Dead. Which was the year's must-see show, on TV or the Web?

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In Danger of Closing, Mumbai Festival Turns to Crowdfunding

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A social media campaign has been launched by stars and film fans in India in an attempt to keep this year Mumbai Film Festival from closing down.

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