5 of 6 Studios Post Profit Declines in 2012 ??

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5:00 AM PST 2/21/2013 by Georg Szalai

 

Big international box office, Netflix licensing deals and growing TV production arms helped the filmed entertainment divisions of the six big Hollywood conglomerates post more than $3.5 billion in operating profits in 2012. But that was no match for the year before.

Theatrical performance was mixed — as always. And while home entertainment stopped declining, it didn’t provide a big boost. Overall, the studio units of all sector ...

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Aly Weisman | Feb. 13, 2013, 10:00 AM | 3,088 | 5
  • Steve Martin Father of the Bride

    “Father of the Bride”

    Steve Martin, 67, and his wife, Anne Stringfield, 41, welcomed a child in December and have been spotted nearby their LA home with the secret new babe. “They’ve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows,” a source tells Page Six. “Steve’s very private. They are thrilled. They worked hard to have the ...

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The Wire:’Die Hard’ Blasts Past ‘Safe Haven’—Here’s Your Box-Office Roundup

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Kirsten Acuna | Feb. 18, 2013, 12:15 PM | 3,703 | 6

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Bruce Willis’ fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise blew past both “Beautiful Creatures” and “Safe Haven.”

Yippee ki yay!
The “Die Hard” franchise is still alive.
In a Valentine’s Day weekend where it was thought another Nicholas Sparks film would rule the box office, Bruce Willis’ return in a fifth “Die Hard” installment easily pushed ahead of romance “Safe Haven” after ...

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Keanu Reeves: the future of cinema

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Why I made a documentary about the differences – and affinities – between digital and celluloid
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The Guardian, Thursday 14 February 2013 13.04 GMT
Side By Side

Production year: 2012
Country: USA
Cert (UK): 15
Runtime: 99 mins
Directors: Christopher Kenneally
Cast: Keanu Reeves

I grew up with film. I understand how it can make you feel nostalgic. It stands for a halcyon past, like memories of your mother’s cooking. Celluloid is a fantastic, romantic medium. ...

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