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    Six Reasons Why Hollywood Box Office is Dipping, from Avatar vs. Tron to Snow vs. Netflix

    After the MPAA released its latest figures Wednesday, in a conference call acting chief Bob Pisano and National Association of Theater Owners chief John Fithian tried to make the best of a bad situation. As usual, the MPAA blamed piracy on declining admissions (down 5% to 1.3 billion in 2010), while...

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    Lionsgate, Studiocanal, Miramax Sign Home Video Deal

    The new Miramax business plan is about exploiting the 550-title library acquired from Disney--in all media: DVD, Blu-ray, EST and online and global cable VOD.

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    The Twilight Saga Soundtracks, Volume 1: Music Videos and Performances

    Music Videos and Performances From The Twilight Saga Soundtracks: Volume 1, a compilation of 22 hit songs from each of the three films, is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download via iTunes. This visual soundtrack includes Paramore (video below), Metric, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie and more...

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    Oscar Talk: True Grit vs. Social Network, Party Circuit, Vulnerable Contenders, Spoilers, 2011 Picks

    During this week's Oscar Talk (on the jump), Kris Tapley and I debate the Hailee Steinfeld category issue for True Grit. He thinks she's best actress material, while I argue that she's a rookie who belongs in supporting. At Thursday night's The Social Network DVD party at Spago, producer Scott Rudin was all smiles (True Grit is also vying for best picture). He opted to compete in the supporting category, he said, because it would seem "brazen" to put a newcomer up for best actress. Besides, he argued, Mattie Ross is the instigator of the plot, not the protagonist. The movie is about Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges); he is the character that cha...

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    Digital Viewing Transition: The Rise of Netflix

    In their excellent year-ahead discussion on KCRW's The Business, host Kim Masters and guests John Horn (the LAT) and Michael Schneider (Variety) agreed that 2011 marks a watershed year in the transition from traditional to digital viewing choices. They think the shift will come faster for movies tha...

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    Oscar Watch: Fincher Promotes Social Network DVD/Blu-Ray

    A tried-and-true tool for Oscar-promoting a film that opened earlier in the year is the DVD release. Last month, Warners threw a DVD fete for Chris Nolan's July movie Inception. And director David Fincher is out and about supporting September opener The Social Network DVD/Blu-Ray, including intervie...

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    New Miramax: What Do We Know? Lang and Weinsteins Partner on Sequels

    What do we know about the new Miramax, which has finally closed its $660 million deal to separate from previous owner Disney?

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    Inception's Hollywood Hills DVD Release Party: Nolan, DiCaprio and Zimmer Talk

    Amy Dawes reports on what she saw and heard at Inception's DVD and Blu-Ray release (read Oscar) party Tuesday night in the Hollywood Hills. Leonardo DiCaprio smokes a cigar and worries about African lions, Nolan talks The Dark Knight Rises (and wants everyone to stop trying to figure out the ending ...

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    Trailer Watch: Two in the Wave, Godard/Truffaut Documentary

    "I always thought the cinema was great but lacked sincerity and we ought to do it better," said Francois Truffaut.

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    AFM Panels: Weinstein Loves iPad, Barber Talks MGM, Deconstructing Global Markets

    The American Film Market is under way in Santa Monica. Here are ten things Anthony D'Alessandro learned at AFM panels.

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