The network has teamed with Xbox for access to Fox Now, making it the most widely distributed broadcast TV network application on the market with support on nine digital platforms.
Members of Microsoft's Xbox One Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. will now have free access to the streaming service, which will have a bold new user interface designed to ease the process of watching TV on the gaming platform. Full episodes of Fox's series as well as special video content will now be available to Xbox One users.
Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"The ADG has always considered his hands-on pursuit of excellence of production design to equal all of the fine craftsmanship that goes into every aspect of all Martin Scorsese films." said John Shaffner, ADG council chairman.
TOKYO – It’s been two years since Canon’s high-profile launch of its Cinema EOS camera system at a massive event on the Paramount lot, which was attended by cinematographers, directors, press and other invited guests. Today, Canon’s execs still consider the company to be in its “embryonic” stage when it comes to serving Hollywood, but the imaging giant is enormously committed to growth.
Milk Visual Effects -- the company behind the VFX for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, "Day of the Doctor" -- has been commissioned by the broadcaster to work on the eighth series of Doctor Who, starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi. The series goes into production in January.
Frozen, Monsters University, The Croods and Despicable Me 2 lead the field of nominees for this year’s Annie Awards, held annually by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood.
In a crowded year for animated films, Disney’s Frozen and Pixar Animation Studios’ Monsters University earned 10 nominations each, followed by DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods and Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s Despicable Me 2, which are close behind with nine nominations each.
Of the estimated 35 percent of shoppers who bought consumer electronics products during the holiday weekend, 29 percent bought tablets, making them the most popular tech item, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s Black Friday Survey.
Headphones (24 percent), video game hardware (21 percent), smartphones (19 percent) and laptop/notebook computers (17 percent) were the next most commonly purchased consumer electronics products during the first two days of the holiday weekend, the survey found.
Stig Gruman, 51, vp worldwide M&E sales at Autodesk Media & Entertainment, died unexpectedly on Saturday, his company confirmed.
“Stig was a great leader, a wonderful mentor and colleague to everyone who crossed his path. The employees of Autodesk send their deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues inside and outside of Autodesk,” said Rama Dunayevich, senior public relations manager at Autodesk Media & Entertainment.
Ida cinematographers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski accepted the Golden Frog in the main feature cinematography competition at Camerimage, the international film festival of the art of cinematography, that concluded on Saturday in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Ida is a film from Poland, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Lorenzo Hagerman received the Silver Frog for Heli, and Bruno Delbonnel took home the Bronze Frog for Inside Llewyn Davis.
In an effort to raise awareness of the struggling visual effects business, 500 T-shirts in green -- the color of the screen synonymous with visual effects, becoming symbolic of the industry's troubles -- have been purchased in the hopes that artists will wear them next week when President Obama visits Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.