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How James Cameron and Jon Landau Remastered ‘Avatar’ for Its Rerelease

"We drive the studio operations team crazy," says Landau of the lengths to which he and Cameron go to deliver the best possible theatrical presentation.

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How James Cameron and Jon Landau Remastered ‘Avatar’ for Its Rerelease

When Avatar opened in December 2009 — en route to becoming the biggest movie of all time, topping $2.8 billion at the global box office — for many movie goers, it was the first time they experienced digital 3D. Now, filmmaker James Cameron and producer Jon Landau will reintroduce audiences to their groundbreaking movie with […]

Illumination Hires Netflix Alum Mike Moon for New Label to Expand Beyond Family Fare

Mike Moon, who spent nearly five years overseeing adult animation at Netflix, is headed to Minions studio Illumination Entertainment. Moon will launch his own label, Moonlight, with the aim of creating projects beyond the family fare Illumination is known for. He will assume the title president of Moonlight, and will serve as senior creative advisor […]

‘Black Panther’ Sound Mixer Peter Devlin to Receive CAS Career Achievement Award

Five-time Oscar-nominated production sound mixer Peter J. Devlin will accept the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award during the 59th CAS Awards on March 4 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.  Devlin has worked on more than 70 films and been nominated for Academy Awards for Black Panther, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Transformers, Star Trek […]

Behind Disney’s Jules Verne-Inspired ‘Strange World’

Disney Animation’s Strange World — for which a new trailer dropped Wednesday — was created to capture the adventure of pulp novels, with inspiration from stories such as Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth as well as King Kong. But it’s ultimately a story about family, director Don Hall (an Oscar winner […]

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Cinematographer Rejects Rumors of Acrimony on Set

Don’t Worry Darling was easily the most talked-about film out of the Venice Film Festival, thanks to a number of controversies and rumors, including the idea that there was acrimony between filmmaker Olvia Wilde and star Florence Pugh. But Don’t Worry Darling cinematographer Matthew Libatique denies stories of personal drama on the set of Wilde’s […]

Camerimage to Honor Hype Williams

Hype Williams is set to accept the Award for Achievement in Music Videos at the 30th edition of the EnergaCamerimage cinematography festival, which will take place Nov. 12-19 in Torun, Poland. The filmmaker, visual artist and still photographer has worked with artists and bands including The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Busta […]

Netflix Animation Lays Off 30 Employees Amid Restructuring

Netflix Animation laid off 30 employees on Wednesday, the streaming service confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. It is it the latest in a series of cutbacks and restructuring that began last spring after Netflix reported that it had lost 200,000 subscribers during the first quarter of 2022, followed by a loss of 970,000 subscribers during […]

NASA and Hollywood Shoot For the Stars With Mars Rover Documentary ‘Good Night Oppy’

NASA missions and movie productions have more in common than you might think, according to Steve Squyres, a scientist who was the principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. “There are way, way more good ideas for movies than there are movies that actually get made,” Squyres tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And there are […]

‘Jaws’ in 3D Was Made to “Make You Feel Like You’re in the Water”

What many consider among the greatest films ever made, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws recently received the 3D treatment and was released today in Real D–equipped theaters. (It also opens in 2D Imax.) “We’re enhancing the 3D by kind of bringing the water out into the audience, at the beginning of the film with, Chrissy, […]

Artemis I Launch: How an Emmy-Winning Team is Prepping a Virtual Reality Livestream

As NASA prepares for Monday’s scheduled launch of its Artemis I rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, coverage plans include a unique live stream in virtual reality. Artemis I is the first, unmanned test flight of NASA’s Artemis moon exploration program, and the integrated Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft is targeted […]

MPA Moves Forward With Security Network Plans

The Motion Picture Association has selected TMT Insights, a London-headquartered professional services and software development company, to build a security assessment platform for its Trusted Partner Network. TPN is the MPA’s film and television content protection initiative, with the aim of protecting leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and TV shows prior to their intended […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Editors Tease Season 3, Upcoming Character Arcs in ‘Behind the Screen’

AFC Richmond owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) and coach Nate (Nick Mohammed) will be among the characters with the biggest arcs in the upcoming season three of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, says its Emmy-nominated editors A.J. Catoline and Melissa McCoy. In a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen, the pair detail their work […]