The Wildly Functional Studio of Video Wizard Casey Neistat: Part III

For the final leg of our tour, Neistat brings us into his studio within a studio, where work and play collide. From a old-timey fire extinguisher, to a foldaway speed-bag, the miscellany extends from floor to ceiling, reflecting the same personality that comes across in Neistat's movies. » 6/21/13 3:19pm 6/21/13 3:19pm

The Wildly Functional Studio of Video Wizard Casey Neistat: Part II

Being creative doesn't mean having access to the latest and greatest gear. It's often a matter of thinking outside the box to find the best solution. Casey Neistat's studio—including his self-built shooting table—is a perfect example of that. » 6/19/13 3:20pm 6/19/13 3:20pm

The Wildly Functional Studio of Video Wizard Casey Neistat: Part I

Casey Neistat makes movies. His products are homegrown and eccentric, as though they were built from sticks and stones. But they are also often brilliant, and have clearly caught on, at least enough to garner a presence on The New York Times website as well as HBO. Much of Neistat's magic is concocted in a bright… » 6/17/13 3:40pm 6/17/13 3:40pm

Amazon Will Buy Your Movie Script For $200,000 If They Like It

This is pretty bizarre, but when you consider the support they give writers on their Kindle program, it makes more sense. Would-be screenwriters can submit scripts to Amazon, which will buy the rights for $200,000 if they like it. » 11/17/10 11:56am 11/17/10 11:56am

Did Your Favorite Geek TV Show Get Canceled?

It's that time of year again, when TV studios pick up a bunch of new shows and decide the fates of old ones. V and Chuck will live to see another season; Heroes and FlashForward will not. Good riddance! » 5/15/10 5:00pm 5/15/10 5:00pm

Netflix, Hollywood Politics and the War for Streaming Movies

Even as Netflix adds Criterion movies (yes!) to its burgeoning Watch Instantly library, the studios eye their intentions ever more suspiciously, worried Netflix may be sowing the seeds of Hollywood's destruction. Which could mean fewer movies for us. » 12/29/09 11:20pm 12/29/09 11:20pm

Apple to Sell Movies on DVD Release Day, Confirmed

It's confirmed. Apple will release all new movies from 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios on the same day as their DVD release, for $14.99. Full press… » 5/01/08 8:44am 5/01/08 8:44am

iTunes Rentals Adds Disney to Stable, Might Not Get Others

It comes as no surprise when we hear that Disney has just joined Apple's movie rental service (following Fox, late last week) seeing as Steve Jobs says "I"m hittin' that" to both companies, but it does surprise us when Variety reports that Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. would not participate because of "various… » 12/31/07 12:00pm 12/31/07 12:00pm

Apple Wheeling and Dealing For Movie Rentals From Multiple Studios?

According to the New York Times, Apple is in negotiations with multiple studios for iTunes movie rentals, not just Fox as was previously reported. The NYT sources did confirm the Fox deal but, not surprisingly, they declined to comment further saying only that more than one studio would be on the stage at Macworld.… » 12/28/07 6:40pm 12/28/07 6:40pm

Breaking Un-News: Fox to Not Ditch Blu-ray [UPDATED: Fox MGM Announce…

Perhaps in spin-response to the Paramount news from this AM, a Blu ray Consortium rep just called me to tell me Fox is supporting Blu-ray. What's weird is that they're already supposed to be supporting Blu-ray. I guess the "news" is that Fox isn't ditching Blu-ray, as it seemed they were going to since they haven't… » 8/20/07 3:20pm 8/20/07 3:20pm

State of High Definition: Who's Winning the Studio Support War?

Click to viewNow that Paramount and Dreamworks Animation have just announced they will exclusively support the HD DVD format, we thought it was time to revisit the current status of studio support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD. At last check, Blu-ray had all but a few studios locked down in their camp, with HD DVD… » 8/20/07 2:30pm 8/20/07 2:30pm

Studios Greenlight Downloaded Movie Burning, Caveats Galore

Despite movie download services popping up left and right, most of them haven't reached any kind of mass appeal thanks to limitations on burning to DVD. Some, like CinemaNow, do allow burns, but have some difficulty with certain DVD players. Thanks to Sonic Solutions, there's a new licensing program called Qflix that… » 1/04/07 4:10pm 1/04/07 4:10pm