December 18, 2003

Judge overrules MPAA film screener ban

A US federal judge has issued a restraining order against the MPAA so the major studios are now powerless to prevent free film screeners being issued as promotional tools. Many studios will nonetheless not be sending out DVDs as they are more easily copied.

Judge Deals Studios Defeat, Restores Movie 'Screeners'
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December 17, 2003

MPAA ban "foreign" screeners

The Motion Picture Association of America has put a lot of noses out of join by banning industry screening tapes and DVDs to all groups other than the American Academy.

"Foreign" supposedly less trust-worthy groups such as BAFTA have beenexcluded. BAFTA put out this press Releases.

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Spiderman blogs

Sony Pictures gets blogs. The Spiderman 2 website has downloadable templates for most blog systems so you can customise your own Spiderman fan site.

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December 15, 2003

Fast Film

Austrian director Virgil Widrich has released Fast Film, a 14 minute short made up of 65,000 printouts of stills from 400 films. An article on the production is on AWN.

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December 14, 2003

Sweetcode like scalex

Sweetcode tracks innovative free software releases. One of the current entries is for scale2x - an algorithm for de-pixellating images used within microcomputer game emulators to improve the visuals.

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December 12, 2003

Gaijin Magazine

New Australasian sub cult magazine GAIJIN! launched this week to cover anime, robots and related goodies. The site features a competition for a 30-second action movie.

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