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Joaquin Phoenix Gives My Favorite Acceptance Speech So Far

January 23, 2013 by Hollywood

Initially the Huffington Post ran this under the headline Joaquin Phoenix Gives Bizarre Statement After Winning Award.

There’s nothing bizarre about it. It’s honest, awesome and calls attention to some of the below the line folk who are critical to making a movie. … Continue Reading

The Nominations

January 10, 2013 by Events, Feature Film, Hollywood

My favorite holiday in Los Angeles is on the 24th of February this year. The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theater. … Continue Reading

Hollywood is Encouraging Piracy

August 21, 2012 by Hollywood, Opinion, Television

A compelling piece that is dead on by David Pogue writing for Scientific American. Hollywood is doing more to encourage piracy than any other factor out on the internet. The bit about only having 24 hours for an online rental is a particular peeve of mine.

And if you don’t make your product available legally, guess what? The people will get it illegally. Traffic to illegal download sites has more than sextupled since 2009, and file downloading is expected to grow about 23 percent annually until 2015. Why? Of the 10 most pirated movies of 2011, guess how many of them are available to rent online, as I write this in midsummer 2012? Zero.

When Stupidity Kills Exquisite Vision

April 13, 2012 by Hollywood

There was an opportunity to have a life sized starship Enterprise from Star Trek in heart of downtown Las Vegas as a destination attraction. From the mayor of Las Vegas to the head of licensing at Paramount pictures, everyone was in love with idea. Everyone except one Hollywood pantywaist named Stanley Jaffe who didn’t have the stones to take a risk on something great.

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Canon C300 at Samy’s DV & Edit

On Tuesday, February 7th from 11am to 3pm, Samy’s DV & Edit is proud to welcome our special guest Pulitzer-Prize and Cannes Lion winning photographer / filmmaker  Vincent Laforet to help us introduce you to the new game-changing Canon C300 Cinema EOS . Seats are sure to go quickly,  reserve your place now!

We’ll fill you in on all the new features and operating specifics of this revolutionary new camera. A full size Super 35mm chip in concert with great design, utilizing Canon’s long history in elite photography, make the C300 the first camera in its class that can get your movie to the big screen with no compromise whatsoever. Choose between your Canon EF lenses or PL Mount glass; either camera will provide stunning Cinema-Quality HD footage.
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Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT Start of Production BHS Video

This is a cool behind the scenes video from Peter Jackson about the Hobbit start of production. It’s really great to see a filmmaker take the time to keep the fans updated and interested. This video was just posted on Peter Jacksons facebook page. Enjoy:

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