Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series Read MoreRead More
Video On Demand is changing the way filmmakers reach their audiences. Jason Brubaker lays out the field of Video On Demand (VOD) and what you need to know to distribute your film electronically. While it is possible that your movie will be a break out hit, it is more likely that your movie will end up as Read MoreRead More
The revived TV show is a new breed of animal. Thanks to DVDs and Netflix streaming, TV shows can now find a core audience even years after they originally aired. Vulture spoke with writer and creator Mitch Hurlwitz on the experience of bringing back the dysfunctional Bluths after six years and laying down the foundation for a future film.Read More
CEO Reed Hastings has had a public change of heart. Coming on the heels of a rather controversial price increase, Netflix is spinning off the DVD-by-mail division into a separate entity called “Qwikster” and adding video game options.
With the huge rise of Netflix subscribers and the massive amount of video data flowing through the webs today – questions are starting to rise about the sustainability of tomorrow’s internet infrastructure? Will the free internet continue as it is or will the future of the web be something far different? …The steady progression from Read MoreRead More
In an attempt to reclaim plummeting DVD sales, Studios may be adopting a buy-only option for newly released DVDs. …Under the plan, new DVD releases would be available on a purchase-only basis for a few weeks, after which time companies such as Blockbuster Inc. and Netflix Inc. would be allowed to rent the DVDs to Read MoreRead More
Will there ever be a business model for distributing independent films? Mark Gill’s “Yes, The Sky Really Is Falling” statement at the L.A. Film Festival has many filmmakers asking this question. Investors have been flooding Hollywood with cash, upwards of $18 billion according to The Wall St. Journal (“Glut of Films Hits Hollywood”). Is all Read MoreRead More
Netflix is shutting down a unit (Red Envelope Entertainment) that invested in low-budget films and documentaries intended to appeal to Netflix customers, according to Bloomberg. …Red Envelope employed four people and “a few folks will be moving on,” spokesman Steve Swasey said. Los Gatos, California- based Netflix is the world’s largest Web-based video-rental store, with Read MoreRead More