Archive for April, 2008

LA Times: Going to the movies is still a bargain

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Email Picture The writer of Friday’s Movie Projector column, which looks at weekend box-office prospects, finds going to the multiplex is still a relative bargain. By Josh Friedman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer April 27, 2008 In Berkeley circa 1971, a weekend matinee at the local movie house cost about a buck. Ten-year-old Projector, flush […]

From The LA Times – News From 4/29

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Hollywood taking sides in network neutrality debate Studios and artists split over its effects on digital distribution. Hollywood believes the Internet is the key to its future. But its constituents are again squabbling over how to get there. As in the recent television writers strike, the major studios are at odds with some members of […]

The Numbers

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 contains data on box office past present, and links to modeling of film finance. worth a look see, and I will be incorporating and commenting more on some of the data over time.

Barry’s Blogging Plans

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Ah so now I am back! What does that mean for the readers? I have a whole stack of topics to blog on in my to-do list. But first I have to do a little clean up on the software side since I have been away for so long. Update software – blogging software moves […]

S.F. slowly disappearing from silver screen

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From today’s San Francisco Chronicle : But these days, the big movie cameras – responsible for much of the city’s image over the years – are virtually shuttered here. In the past nine months, only one major Hollywood movie, “Milk,” has been filmed in San Francisco, unless you include “Four Christmases,” a Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon […]

Welcome back

Monday, April 28th, 2008

This blog has been silent for too long, but I have been busy. I will be updating folks in the next week or so and then maintaining a more regular schedule once again. Welcome to old and new readers alike!