Neowin News Feed for: Hollywood Neowin News Feed for: Hollywood en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Save 99% off Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Take better photos from day one with this pro-taught, 22-module training and save over a couple of thousand dollars off the normal cost of this training. Get this time limited-deal today! <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:46:01 +0000 Camcorder pirates in India could face up to three years in prison and $14,000 in fines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A proposed amendment to India&#039;s Cinematograph Act suggests that camcorder pirates in India should face up to three years in prison and pay fines up to $14,000 if they distribute copyrighted content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:54:01 +0000 Apple is reportedly committing $1 billion to produce original entertainment content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As the Wall Street Journal reports, Apple is dedicating a sum of $1 billion to create high-end original entertainment content, putting it in competition against the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:34:01 +0000 Another 'Thief' game could quite possibly be in development <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>News has emerged that another title in the cult-classic stealth-based video game series, &#039;Thief&#039;, is currently in development. A Hollywood adaptation of the franchise is also in the works. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 12 May 2017 06:48:01 +0000 Movie studios ponder movie rentals a few weeks after they debut in theaters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Currently, there is a 90-day wait from when a movie is released in theaters and when it can be rented. Movie studios are in talks to accelerate this period and also charge more for the convenience. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:18:01 +0000 Sonic the Hedgehog heads for Hollywood with new movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1942496777news-logo-sonic.png" alt="" /></div>Sonic the Hedgehog is heading to the big screen to battle the evil Dr Eggman in a new movie from Sony and producer Neal Moritz that will combine both computer animation and live action. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:01:59 +0000 SOPA rises from the grave once more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it&#039;s coming back again, ready for another round. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:36:56 +0000 Microsoft's harsh contract terms killed Halo movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft expects too much, at least according to a new book, which claims that Microsoft&#039;s harsh contract terms and demands caused production of the Halo film to be killed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:11:16 +0000 Study finds BitTorrent piracy does not affect US box office <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Contrary to the claims of the movie industry, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College concluded there is no evidence that BitTorrent piracy hurts U.S. box office returns. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:03:31 +0000 Facebook wants to go Hollywood <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new report says that Facebook is looking to hire a new executive to help the social networking site improve its relationships with the movie and music industries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:59:28 +0000 RIAA sponsored web theft bill passed in Tennessee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1804984824musi.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you live in Tennessee and share your login credentials for Netflix, watch out. The Associated Press is reporting that State lawmakers in the home to country music have passed a bill that would make... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Henry) Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:26:40 +0000 Hollywood fears Netflix is the iTunes of movies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/28207531netflix.jpg" alt="" /></div>Netflix has been more successful than ever in the past year. It's available on perhaps every single medium, from Blu-Ray players to gaming consoles, like Xbox 360 and PS3, to standalone set-top boxes, like Roku... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Collado) Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:09:51 +0000 AMD Goes Hollywood With New Graphics Chips <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1141001307g.png" alt="" /></div>Imagine turning a movie into a game instantly, with the audience driving storytelling by defining the character. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) wants to make that possible in the future, with the company releasing new graphics... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:03:13 +0000 Apple Goes Hollywood with Disney's Help <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The clamour continues as press and pundits ponder Apple's 'Showtime' announcement next week, and the prospect of online movie sales through iTunes is the topic driving the debate. Apple is widely expected to be... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 07 Sep 2006 13:19:52 +0000 MPAA: Online piracy cost Hollywood $2.3 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A study ordered by the Motion Picture Association of America has claimed that Hollywood missed out on $6.1 billion last year in lost revenues due to piracy, with the internet denying copyright holders $2.3 billion... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 05 May 2006 22:24:43 +0000 God of War gets the Hollywood treatment <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal Pictures has bought the rights to create a film adaptation of Sony Computer Entertainment's critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 action-adventure, God of War, according to trade magazine Variety. The Hollywood trade publication... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 29 Jul 2005 00:42:48 +0000 Microsoft Courts Hollywood Allies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When Apple Computer Inc. transformed the digital music scene in April 2003 by selling songs over the Internet, the richest man in the world was not amused. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates had struggled for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 18 Jul 2005 21:55:44 +0000 Hollywood balks at Microsoft's 'Halo' pitch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hollywood does not like it when outsiders play certain games. That was the message sent this week to Microsoft and its agents at the Creative Artists Agency by movie studios outraged at... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 10 Jun 2005 14:54:37 +0000 Hollywood unions strike deal with video game publishers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After months of threats that the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) would strike if a new deal was not made with game publishers, a settlement was announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 09 Jun 2005 17:50:52 +0000 Hollywood seeks iTunes for film <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment is trying to develop and own the next iTunes--but for films. &quot;We want to set business models, pricing models, distribution models like (Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs) did... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 31 Mar 2005 15:27:16 +0000 Hollywood threatens to sue UK BitTorrent man for millions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alexander Hanff had no idea Hollywood was keeping such a close eye on him. Then, last Saturday morning, a movie studio functionary arrived at his door. Hanff, still in his dressing gown and not yet... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:23:14 +0000 Hollywood Studios Sue Movie Downloaders/Swappers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the lead of record companies suing small-time song-swappers, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is representing several Hollywood movie studios in the first wave of lawsuits against individuals who have downloaded and/or are... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:35:34 +0000 Hollywood Screenwriter Sues Microsoft Over Unreleased Game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary has sued Microsoft Corp. in California court for stealing his idea for a virtual yoga studio. The two had met several times and Microsoft sought his advice for winning over... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:05:00 +0000 Hollywood lawsuits to target illegal file sharing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The trade group that represents Hollywood's major motion picture studios is expected to announce Thursday that it intends to file as many as 230 lawsuits in coming weeks against individuals who have illegally shared copyrighted... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 04 Nov 2004 15:18:40 +0000 Hollywood takes P2P case to Supreme Court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hollywood studios and record companies on Friday asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn a controversial series of recent court decisions that have kept file-swapping software legal. The decisions have been... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:13:48 +0000 Hollywood still wary of Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For a while now Microsoft has tried to get into the 'Hollywood' market. By opening up its WMP9 codec and by making deals with popular movie industries like Disney. Even after all of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:19:12 +0000 Hollywood takes aim at campus file-swappers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is taking new steps to stop illegal downloading of movies. MPAA is working closely with colleges around the US and developing new technologies that can be applied... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 15 Jun 2004 17:34:02 +0000 Video Game Business Grows Wary of Hollywood <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is the honeymoon over for Hollywood and the video game industry? Over the last four years, movie studios and game companies have grown closer than ever, so much so... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 May 2004 00:04:14 +0000 Hollywood talent confirmed for Pandora Tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ubisoft announced that three big Hollywood names will be lending their talents to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. Ubisoft has today announced that three big Hollywood names will be lending their talents... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:32:06 +0000 Hollywood group drops DVD-copying case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A high-tech group associated with Hollywood has dropped a long-running lawsuit against a California programmer accused of publishing DVD-cracking code online, attorneys for both sides said Thursday. The DVD Copy Control Association... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:30:13 +0000 In chasing movie pirates, Hollywood treads lightly <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When Tim Davis got caught trading songs, it made him semifamous. Davis, an artist who teaches photography at Yale, was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America last September and was featured in news... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 27 Dec 2003 08:14:54 +0000 Hollywood Wax Museum adds Mario <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo announces that Mario has become the first ever videogame character to be honored with a figure at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Nintendo has today announced that Mario has become the first ever... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 09 Dec 2003 21:14:46 +0000 Hollywood anti-P2P plan 'unworkable' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Plans by a number of Hollywood studios to prevent the unauthorised redistribution of digital TV programming over the internet are doomed to fail, according to a leading consumer electronics executive. The Motion Picture... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Darren Bolton) Fri, 19 Sep 2003 08:22:12 +0000 Microsoft goes to Hollywood <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's surprise decision to submit Windows Media Series 9 as a standards candidate to Hollywood underscores the software giant's ambitions to take its multimedia technology beyond the Net, as well as the considerable barriers it... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 12 Sep 2003 16:15:15 +0000 Hollywood alters movies to foil camcorder pirates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hollywood sends enforcers with night-vision goggles into movie theaters and puts metal detectors outside advance screening rooms, but still the industry can't stop pirates from recording films and selling illegal copies before their theatrical debuts.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 22 Apr 2003 10:48:31 +0000 Kazaa fires back at Hollywood Labels <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharman Networks, owner of the popular Kazaa file-swapping software, has launched a legal counterstrike against the major record labels and Hollywood studios, asserting they have &quot;obscenely&quot; abused their copyright powers In a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 28 Jan 2003 07:57:23 +0000 Hollywood targets DVD-copying upstart <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The movie industry is training its legal guns on a new target: a small start-up that lets people make copies of their DVDs. On Thursday, seven major movie studios filed a countersuit in federal court... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 20 Dec 2002 19:10:39 +0000 Hollywood suffers setback in ReplayTV replay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION persuaded a federal judge again yesterday it should be allowed to represent owners of ReplayTV which is taking legal action against 28 movie and TV firms. Five ReplayTV customers are taking... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:45:42 +0000 Tech firms, Hollywood meet on copyright <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Technology and entertainment lobbyists will sit down at the negotiating table Friday to seek a resolution to the long-running political spat over digital copyright. About 20 lobbyists are expected to meet at the Eye Street... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 22 Nov 2002 16:12:50 +0000 What Hollywood Wants to Do To P2P Users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thank you kindly Joe for mailing me this interesting piece concerning all those P2P users out there. From Freedom To Tinker: The written version of Randy Saaf's testimony at yesterday's(9/26) Berman-Coble... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 30 Sep 2002 19:07:18 +0000