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Hollywood Studios are Cancelling Shows as Budgets Tighten: Report

According to a report from Bloomberg, the television and film industry as a whole is cutting back spending on new projects as the world faces the threat of a recession. Hollywood studios and major streaming services are putting their spendthrift days behind as the media space realizes its years of unprecedented growth have come to an...

Apple Eyeing Office Space in Famed Hollywood Culver Studios

Apple is considering moving into the Hollywood studio famous for films such as The Matrix and Gone With The Wind as it strives to become a major player in TV and film. According to a new report from the Financial Times, Apple is interested in leasing space at The Culver Studios, which was built by silent movie pioneer Thomas...

Apple, Hollywood Studios at Odds Over Apple TV 4K Movie Pricing

4K video is likely to be the big update for this year’s Apple TV, and to mark the occasion Apple has been trying to finalize deals with movie studios to begin offering 4K movies to accompany it. However, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is at odds with several Hollywood studios over...

Apple Budgets $1 Billion USD for Original Hollywood Programming: WSJ

Apple has set a budget of around $1 billion USD to "procure and produce" television shows over the next year, as part of its efforts to crack Hollywood and rival the likes of Netflix, Amazon and traditional production studios. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported the allocation based on an unnamed source, while noting that the iPhone...

Facebook In Talks With Hollywood, Seeking Scripted TV Programming

Social media giant Facebook is the latest tech company planning to branch into television with high budget scripted shows in the pipeline. Facebook is in talks with Hollywood studios to start producing its own scripted shows, with a level of quality and budget to match traditional TV programming, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal....

Apple Finishes Filming ‘Planet of the Apps’ Documentary Series

According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple has finished filming its documentary series "Planet of the Apps". An anonymous source familiar with the matter, who was also said to be involved in the production, said that the documentary was filmed on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood. The anonymous source told MacRumors: "Apple built the...

Apple Pitching Hollywood For Early Access to Theatrical Releases

Don’t want to wait for newly-released movies to become available online? iTunes might be making them available just two weeks after their release – but you’ll have to pay a premium. According to a new report from Bloomberg, which cites “people with knowledge of the matter,” Apple is in talks with a number of Hollywood studios in order […]

App Economy Bigger Than Hollywood, Says Horace Dediu

Apple had a great year, and did (some) developers, who cashed in on app sales that totalled $10 billion paid to them in 2014 alone. When the App Store launched in 2008, no one thought it could surpass Hollywood's box office revenues. Well, developers earn much more than actors, on average, and there is a...