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How Female Directors Could, at Last, Infiltrate Hollywood: Go Indie First

How Female Directors Could, at Last, Infiltrate Hollywood: Go Indie First | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Half the films at Sundance this year were directed by women, compared with 4.4 percent of studio movies—but those proportions seem set to change.
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"Even though women buy 50 percent of movie tickets and form a majority of the U.S. population, only 4.4 percent of Hollywood's top 100 studio movies are directed by women in any given year." - This statistic is unbelievable!

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The Little Mermaid's Twisted, Sofia Coppola-esque Origins

The Little Mermaid's Twisted, Sofia Coppola-esque Origins | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Forget the Disney movie. The director of The Virgin Suicides was the perfect pick to make a live-action version of Hans Christen Andersen's disturbing fable about a girl becoming a woman.
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I am beyond excited for Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The LIttle Mermaid. As the article says, her films are known for their "aesthetic beauty and moody, dream-like atmosphere," so I am sure that this film will be as beautiful as her others!

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TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide

TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Following an increasingly competitive development season that featured hefty commitments and an increase in straight-to-series orders, the broadcast networks are gearing up for a busy pilot season as they compete with not only each other but also Netflix and cable.
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Pilot season is always exciting, I love reading about all of the projects that are in development for the upcoming television season!

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'Frozen' Becomes the Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

'Frozen' Becomes the Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Disney's animated tentpole "Frozen" has continued its wildly successful run in international markets to become to biggest animated pic ever, bringing its total to $1.072 billion this weekend after ...
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I had no idea that Frozen is "the first billion-dollar film from Disney Animation Studios." Having seen this movie twice already, I know how great it is, but I am curious about what it is specifically that is drawing so many viewers in...

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Hollywood Already Exploring a Malaysia Airlines Movie

Hollywood Already Exploring a Malaysia Airlines Movie | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
For more than two weeks, coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet has dominated the airwaves, sending news networks like CNN to ratings highs. Though the disappearance of Flight MH370 is being called the greatest mystery in aviation history, Hollywood has yet to take the bait.
As of press time, not a single pitch based on the project was making the rounds. But much like the thus-far fruitless investigation into what happened to the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers, there is likely plenty of activity going on behind the scenes.
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"When tragedy strikes, Hollywood typically waits for the dust to settle before making a move."

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Sofia Coppola | The Talks

Sofia Coppola | The Talks | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
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"Film is our family business." - The Coppolas are a fascinating bunch, all working in the same industry but they each have very unique styles and methods.

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Why Hollywood People Never Say 'No'

Why Hollywood People Never Say 'No' | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
This story first appeared in the April 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Griffin never said no. He allowed them to leave his office thinking that although their chances were slim, yes, yes, yes, there was a possibility. … Griffin expected the writers to understand from his silence after a few days that they had failed." -- From The Player by Michael Tolkin.
Tory Wells's insight:

I think that this is a really interesting idea: "'The majority of successful people in Hollywood were born with an extra chromosome," says Tisch. "The chromosome has made us unusually nonconfrontational and very passive-aggressive.'"

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'Frozen' Producer Talks Franchise Rumors, Disney Strategy, Bizarre Popularity in South Korea (Q&A)

'Frozen' Producer Talks Franchise Rumors, Disney Strategy, Bizarre Popularity in South Korea (Q&A) | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
SEOUL – As Frozen became the highest grossing animated film of all time on Sunday, the Oscar-winning Disney movie's producer Peter Del Vecho was landing in Seoul to take part in a seminar hosted by South Korea's culture ministry. Why Seoul?
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"The biggest change is that [Disney] is becoming a filmmaker-driven studio... all of the filmmakers at the studio have a certain responsibility for all of the films. We give criticism to one another to make sure we can all be successful as a whole studio, not only as individual films." This is a really interesting Q&A with Frozen producer Peter Del Vecho. I particularly like hearing the insider's perspective about how Disney Studios have changed over the past few years.

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J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be Trilogy

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be Trilogy | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of "The Hobbit" franchise, Warner Bros. is planning "three megamovies" for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The New York Ti...
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"They’re not prequels or sequels, but an 'extension of the wizarding world.'" - I am looking forward to hearing more about these films as production begins!

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Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million

Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million | Entertainment Industry | Scoop.it
Disney has agreed to acquire YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million, the companies announced Monday. The value of the digital media firm could balloon to $950 million if certain performance targets are met. 
Maker will become a standalone operation within Dinsey and will remain based at its Culver City headquarters. It also has operations in New York and London. Maker CEO Ynon Kreiz will report to Disney CFO Jay Rasulo. 
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“Disney is synonymous with the best entertainment and is the ideal partner for us, strengthening our position as the leading player in online video.”

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