Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned film industry reporters to debate with me the future of filmed entertainment ahead of last Sunday's screening of "Argo" at The Egyptian Theatre. We do not always agree.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 19, 2014 3:56 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Studios Sticking with Hulu

Hulu was for sale. But studios 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are doubling down in the web streaming service. They will maintain their respective ownership positions and together have committed to lay down a cash infusion of $750 million. They say they're investing in future growth.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • July 12, 2013 1:52 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Amazon Snags Streaming Rights to 'Dora the Explorer,' 'Spongebob' and More After Netflix Drops Viacom Deal

Amazon Instant Video is the new home of beloved Nickelodeon cartoons "Spongebob Squarepants," "Dora the Explorer" and more after Netflix elected not to renew their licensing deal with Viacom.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • June 5, 2013 4:25 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • January 7, 2013 3:08 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Watch: Hulu's Top Five SNL Moments from 2012

Check out Hulu's Top 5 SNL Moments from 2012, including newcomer Cecily Strong's "girl at a party" impression and Bill Hader's war-vet puppeteer. Ranking in the top spot is The Real Housewives of Disney, chronicling the drama between Cinderella...
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • December 28, 2012 1:42 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

'5 Broken Cameras,' Kino Lorber's Hard-Hitting Israel-Palestine Conflict Doc To Premiere on Hulu Plus

Kino Lorber will premiere Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat's "5 Broken Cameras" December 17 on Hulu Plus, prior to the film's DVD and VOD release in early 2013...
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • December 17, 2012 3:11 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Hulu Ups the Game with BBC-Partnered Original Content 'The Wrong Mans;' Current-Season Nickelodeon Programming

Original content development continues to boom online with news of Hulu partnering with BBC for the new six-part comedy series "The Wrong Mans." Borrowing some Hitchcockian phobia, the show centers on two bottom-rung office workers (James Corden and Matthew Baynton) caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy...
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • October 9, 2012 4:40 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

TFF 2012: Three Things You Should Know About Short-Form Filmmaking

The Tribeca Talks panel “The Future is Short: Storytelling in the Digital Age” offers simple and telling information about how to get your content out there and maybe make some money back. The landscape is still fairly disjointed, with a few too many special sauces brewing in the pot.
  • By Valentina Valentini
  • |
  • April 25, 2012 6:41 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

SXSW: 'Re: Generation Music Project' Available Now on Hulu; Download the Tracks

Hulu will distribute the "Re: Generation Music Project" exclusively on its ad-supported site for free. The film became available Monday and is currently playing in SXSW's Special Events category.
  • By Sophia Savage
  • |
  • March 13, 2012 1:47 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Brand New Spy and Cult Classic Alias Play Spy Game--by Different Rules

In this week’s “Now and Then” column, Matt Brennan takes a look at two players in the small-screen spy game, the new Sky 1/Hulu comedy Spy and J.J. Abrams breakout cult hit, Alias.
  • By Matt Brennan
  • |
  • October 31, 2011 3:45 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates