News Briefs

OK Magazine reports that Shia Labeouf’s recent DUI may cost Transformers as much as $200,000 a day while they await his recovery from hand surgery brought on by the accident.

Kung Fu Panda’s earnings have helped buoy Dreamworks’ second quarter earnings according to the NY Times. Panda earned $210 million domestic and over $500 million international since its June release and is expected to be the company’s most profitable non-sequel to date. Dreamworks earned 28 cents a share for the second quarter topping analysts expectations of 23 cents a share.

Ridley Scott’s Nottingham has postponed production for roughly eight months until Spring. Scott realized that his real-life forrest back drop was going turn brown half way through filming with the onset of Autumn. From The Independent.

According to Yahoo! Tech Warner took extraordinary measures to keep The Dark Knight off the web including a chain of custody system to track everyone who came into contact with the prints, staggering delivery of the reels and distributing night vision goggles to theater employees in Australia (first country to get The Dark Knight) to help them spot camcorders.

The Urban Cinefile reports that The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) has launched an internet based content delivery tool called iView. With iView surfers can view ABC’s broadcast TV programming from the internet, choosing from 5 different channels currently and more to come in the future.
“ABC TV is committed to offering diverse and engaging television to Australian audiences. With a particular emphasis and focus on Australian content. And as Australians spend more time on line and increasingly get some of their entertainment and information via broadband we want the ABC to be there with Australian made programs and the best of our overseas content. We are redefining television.”
said Director of Television for ABC Kim Dalton. iView will provide full-screen, high-res video and will require a high-speed connection.

The trailer for the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is now available at Moviefone.

The Movie Blog has confirmed that there will be an Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel.

 

Sources:

MSNBC

OK Magazine

NY Times

The Independent

Yahoo! Tech

The Urban Cinefile

Moviefone

The Movie Blog

30. July 2008 by Edward
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