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AFM Announces Barred Companies and Individuals

The American Film Market kicks-off today in Santa Monica and amidst all the parties and hoopla there is one list more exclusive than all others...

2010 Toronto Film Festival: Part 2

The Toronto Dutch Auction has picked up some steam, but it's going to take at least another AFM to clear out the supergap glut...

Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they're sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Transformers 3 continues to top the chart for the second consecutive week, while Mr. Popper's Penguins and Screwed both make their debuts.

Technology Good News & Bad News for Indie Films

There's good news and bad news about technology for independent filmmakers. It's cheaper and easier to make a film: anyone can make a movie with a low-price camera and a laptop. But the bad news is, independent films are competing for distribution and exhibition screens with big budget studio movies - and those movies are benefiting from some pretty nifty technology, too. Is there still room at the multiplex for the personal storytelling and character-driven drama of indie film?

AFM Sees Currency Gains

Good news for AFM! Foreign buyers are coming to the market with increased buying-power thanks to major rebounding from Euro, Yen, Canadian & Australian dollars.

But Dad, I Hate 3D!

I was surprised to learn over the holiday weekend that my younger cousins (under 10 years of age) overall hated to see movies in 3D, as opposed to 2D.

Review: Future of Film Summit

Variety and Digital Media Wire held their Future of Film Summit -- this year's agenda: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema...but only if it's in 3D.

Update: Cable Industry Launches Its Own Netflix

Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cox have banded together to launch Vutopia, a subscription VOD service that is being touted as a response to Netflix.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Pirated Blu-Ray/DVD’s for Captain America: The First Avenger, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Crazy Stupid Love all entered the illicit Top 10 this week — as did...

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