Virtual Reality (VR) is an exciting and immersing technology. Typically, a pair of high-tech goggles/headset transports the viewer into a completely fictional and often computer-generated world.  Many are anticipating that this technology will disrupt the traditional forms of entertainment, such as video games and films. How awesome would it be to feel like you’re […]
The “Happy Birthday” song is undoubtedly an idiosyncrasy in almost everyone’s childhood memories. Like the “ABC’s”, or “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” it’s likely you’ve never sought the origin of these familiar tunes. However, the origin of the “Happy Birthday” song recently found its way to the center of a class-action lawsuit between Time Warner and its […]
Imagine you have a young child, and you want to surprise them with their favorite toy based on their favorite film character. You have never watched the film yourself, so you don’t know what this toy looks like. All you have to go off of is the name of the character. You go to your […]
Leslee Udwin’s documentary “India’s Daughter” shines a light on the brutal reality for the women of India. The film centers around the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year old medical student in India. The highly publicized atrocity sparked massive protests around the world, highlighting the widespread sexual assault India’s women face on a […]
Last night, music video director Joseph Kahn posted a dark and grim fan video of the American franchise classic Power Rangers on YouTube and Vimeo. The highly-produced 14-minute film entitled “Power/Rangers” already has over 2.7 million views. Co-produced by Andy Shankar and Jil Hardin and co-written by Kahn, Dutch Southern, and star James Van Der Beek, the video took a […]
The unprecedented hack that cost Sony millions of dollars and compromised more than 11 terabytes of internal company data this past November is all the entertainment industry has been talking about for the past several months. So what has the US done about the attack and what does this mean for the entertainment industry going […]
The modern Star Trek franchise has been one of the most popular, commercially sought after and financially successful franchises of the last fifteen years, and it’s no secret as to why. First of all, it’s a remake, and in case you haven’t heard, those are all the rage in today’s Tinsel Town. The Star Trek films […]
The success of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper took Hollywood utterly by surprise. In its early limited release, the film boasted a modest box office return and mixed reviews from critics (it currently sits at 73% on Rotten tomatoes). Cue Sniper’s wide release, in which the film obliterated all expectations, and January box office records, grossing […]
Last Wednesday, Disney successfully defeated a breach of contract lawsuit focused on Disney’s alleged stalling of the development of an X-Wing Flying Car. To the surprise of many, plaintiff, Joseph Alfred, representing himself pro-se, filed a complaint that was considered “remarkable” by Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III. With a spark of creativity, […]
For filmmakers, navigating the issues of clearance can be difficult and daunting. Obtaining licenses to feature clips or images can be impossible or expensive, but going without licenses could halt your film from ever getting to distribution. Recall the film Blackfish, a documentary about Sea World’s capturing and subsequent handling of orca whales. The film […]
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