In other news Thursday, Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law some of the nation’s toughest gun control measures, restricting sales of high-capacity ammunition clips and requiring background checks for all firearms sales. Also, the U.S. announced a reward as high as $5 million for fugitive Uganda warlord Joseph Kony. Continue reading
Prolific film critic Roger Ebert famously decided a movie’s fate with the turn of his thumb. After a long and physically debilitating battle with cancer, Ebert died at age 70. Hari Sreenivasan talks more about Ebert and his impact on the film industry with David Edelstein, film critic for New York Magazine and NPR’s Fresh Air. Continue reading
It’s summer movie season, the time of year when blockbusters dominate the box office. Jeffrey Brown sits down with producer and director George Stevens Jr. to discuss his new book, “The Great Moviemakers,” a collection of in-depth interviews exploring how some of cinema’s greatest directors approached their craft. Continue reading
U.S. film, TV and music producers are taking aim at leading Internet companies for allowing Web users to easily search and access pirated media. Jeffrey Brown explores options for policing pirated media with the Open Internet Coalition’s Markham Erickson and the Motion Picture Association of America’s Michael O’Leary. Continue reading
Major changes to the Netflix rental system sent its stock plummeting Tuesday after losing 800,000 customers between June and September. Margret Warner discusses Netflix’s recent business troubles with StreamingMedia.com’s Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang. Continue reading
What have you been watching on your computer lately? More and more Americans are checking out movies and television program online. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the recent push toward more streaming content with GershonMedia’s Bernard Gershon. Continue reading
The grand lobby of Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba was humming with activity earlier this month as documentary filmmakers, directors, actors and producers from around Latin America gathered to pay homage to their craft at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.