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Sony Pictures Has Abandoned Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

The Steve Jobs film we’ve been anticipating for a very long old time indeed looks like it won’t happen as soon as expected — if at all. Variety reports that Sony Pictures has pulled its backing from the project.


Google Glass Is Now Banned From Cinemas Across The US

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from cinemas in the US.


This Is How Christian Bale As Steve Jobs Could Turn Out

The rumour mill is pretty certain that Christian Bale will be playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s new Apple movie. This is the direction in which Conan thinks the former Batman will take the role.


A Treasure Trove Of Hollywood History On The Redesigned Oscars Website

Oscar fever is traditionally a seasonal affliction, but not anymore. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just redesigned its website and added a veritable goldmine of archival clips and pics from its gigantic permanent collection that goes way beyond the awards themselves.


Contact Sheet Outtakes Show Hollywood's Greatest Icons Caught Off Guard

There was a time in Hollywood when still photography was as integral to the on-site filmmaking process as the actual reels themselves, and carefully selected publicity shots gave each title — and star — a lasting presence beyond the big screen. Hollywood Frame by Frame goes behind the scenes with imperfect outtakes from iconic films before they were moving pictures.


US Authorities Will Let Hollywood Use Commercial Drones To Shoot Movies

The US Federal Aviation Administration just granted its approval for six film and TV production companies to use drones on set. This is just the second time the agency’s approved the use of commercial UAVs, it’s no surprise Hollywood was first in line.


Why Scientists Dig Trenches To Find Hidden Fault Lines In Cities

Thanks to our asphalt-giddy behaviour, we’ve all but paved over the fault lines that zigzag through some of our riskiest seismic zones. A new video shows how a team of geologists and engineers in Los Angeles have been digging a hole to find the exact location of a fault which could prove to be especially destructive.


This Is How Hollywood Wants The Government To Fight Piracy In Australia

Crikey got hold of a response paper from Hollywood studios to the government’s proposed crackdown on copyright infringement. It’s not exactly a surprising paper, except that it’s surprisingly aggressive.


How Hollywood Figured Out A Way To Make Texting In Movies Look Less Dumb

Typing on screens is, as we know, pretty boring to watch. But Hollywood has lately gotten a lot smarter about depicting this ubiquitous technology on screen. A radically new film convention, what we might call the “beyond screen text message,” is emerging right before our eyes.


A Brief History Of Hollywood And How It Adapts

Video: From patent trolls to online media, this potted history of Hollywood tells a tale of adaptation, profiteering and survival in the face of relentless threats — social, legal, financial and technological. Fascinating stuff.


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