February 1


Plummeting profitcould help Stringer turn Sony around- LA Times

Imax chief bullish despite recession- The Associated Press

February 2

Watchmen skulk to the screen- New York Times

Actors back in talkswith studios - BBC

Oscars suspense: will people watch’ - New York Times

Biggest January ever for Hollywood - LA Times

Imax hopes Potter and Star Trek can beat recession - NZ Herald

Black Baftas’ saved by BBC and Film Council - The Independent

Sworn to secrecy: plot spoilers verboten - The Age

February 3

A spectacle tailor-made for grim times- The International Herald Tribune

Berlinale goes cool on Australian films- The Age

Michigan sees itself in the movies- The Wall Street Journal

Hollywood’s DVD blues: who gets hit hardest’ - All Things Digital

February 4

Disney profits fall as recession hits- Financial Times

Ernest Hemingway biopic set for big screen- The Guardian

Universal Hollywood to reopen sets in summer- The Associated Press

Comic-book prequels can pay off in future- USA Today

Are Koreans opening up about sexuality’- JoongAng Daily

Summit unlikely to merge with Lionsgate - Entertainment Weekly

Senate cuts movie-industry tax break from stimulus bill - LA Times

February 5

Sorry, girlfriend, he’s just not that into you- LA Times

Pixar director John Lasseter on the future of animation- Time Out

Internet Killed the Video Star- The Wall Street Journal

Digital Pirates Winning Battle With Studios- New York Times

February 6

Danger! High-radiation arthouse!- The Guardian

Lasseter- a genius, but any less of ahypocrite’- The Guardian

Has Oscar lost its box office’- LA Times

Judge deals blow to SAG’s Rosenberg [update]- LA Times

Ala. panel approves film companies incentives bill- The Associated Press

Changing lanes - The Age

A Passage to Hollywood- The Wall Street Journal


February 7

10 years of NZ films - NZ Herald

February 8

Studio report card gives 2008 the grade- LA Times

DreamWorks, Disney talk distribution- International Herald Tribune

The relationship between cinema and comics- Financial Times

DreamWorks, Universal end distribution deal- Reuters

February 9

DreamWorks aims to charm reluctant investors -New YorkTimes

Movies Can’t Fix Bad Government- The Wall Street Journal

YouTube Goes Hollywood- Forbes

Oscar voters, please save us from the inevitable- The Guardian

February 10

Disney unveils Spielberg deal-Financial Times

Guild Formally Fires Its Former Negotiator- New York Times

Lionsgate falls to 3Q loss as films underperform- The Associated Press

Disney is in and GE is out, with DreamWorks- Market Watch

Austen classic revamped as vampire flick- The Age

February 11

Wyo. film industry seeks incentive funds-The Associated Press

Jeffrey Katzenberg in 3-D: Hollywood is rolling its eyes-LA Times

Avant-garde films distributorthreatened witheviction - New York Times

Viewers Tap Free Web Content- The Wall Street Journal

Holy billboard: what binds movie posters and religion- The Guardian

February 12

Blockbuster to offer video gamerentals-The Associated Press

Cities use wealth to shoot for the stars-Financial Times

Seagal wants to bring Hollywood to Costa Rica- Reuters

Let a thousand flowers bloom- The Age

Sex education films:how they used to be- The Guardian

Video Paradiso: about a priceless film collection- The Independent

February 13

Blood and gutsiness-The Guardian

Netflix crosses 10 million subscriber mark-The Associated Press

Classic horror films are coming back to life, profitably- USA Today

NZ film free to view online for 24 hours- NZ Herald

February 15

The view: The craftsman cometh-The Guardian

Disney Online launches new DisneyXD Web site-The Associated Press

Paul Allen sells DreamWorks Animation stake- The Associated Press

Hollywood heroines dumb down- NZ Herald

Shoot on site, any site- The Australian

Canadians come out strong at Berlinale- Globe And Mail (Toronto)

February 16

‘Chick flicks’ are really starting to click-LA Times

For the Academy Awards, how to act in times of crisis-LA Times

A director of two films is suddenly a ‘visionary’- New York Times

Roberts leads Hollywood’s charge on big business- The Guardian

February 17

California Beckons Film Crews-The New York Times

What happened to the fabled ‘Oscar bounce”-LA Times

Why Korean blockbusters went bust- JoonAng Daily

Swedish online pirates face copyright charges- The Associated Press

Director: Jackie Chan film too violent for China- The Associated Press

February 18

Almodovar bites back with cannibal woman-The Independent

Nate Silver predicts an Oscar upset-LA Times

Lawmakers Weigh Hollywood Tax Break- The Wall Street Journal

The Recession That Ate The Art Films- Forbes

Swedish prosecutor drops chargesin piracy case- The Associated Press

February 19

Alabama votes to offer filmmakers incentives-The Associated Press

Academy has custody of 100 orphaned Oscars-The Associated Press

Will the Wachowskis direct Superman’- The Guardian

February 20

ABC cuts Oscar ad rates-LA Times

California budget includes tax relief for film, TV shoots-LA Times

Hollywood Is Worried as DVD Sales Slow- Strategies

Hollywood producers’ new offer to actors guild- The Associated Press

States woo Hollywood with tax breaks- The Associated Press

Can Hollywood Revive the Oscars’- The Wall Street Journal

February 23

Carl Icahn continues to increase stake in Lions Gate-LA Times

Big Opening for ‘Madea’ Lifts a Struggling Studio-The New York Times

Oscar gold no guarantee of future success- The Age

Is Hulu Driving People Back to Piracy’- All Things Digital

Sony goes to the movies to pitch its brand - The New York Times

February 24

The million-dollar question-The Guardian

Slumdog Oscars Boost India’s Film Industry-India

Preview: DreamWorks Animation to report 4Q- The Associated Press

44-Year-Old Indie Film Distributor Is Closing- The New York Times

More Viewers Tune In to Academy Awards- The Wall Street Journal

Slumdog Millionaire, how the millions are shared - The Independent

Murdoch to take control at Fox- Financial Times

February 25

Marvel Entertainment tops 4Q profit forecasts-The Associated Press

Major Cineplex considers opening complexes in India-Bangkok Post

Movie screenings out of tax net- The Economic Times (India)

S. Korea gets tough on digital piracy but means limited- Yonhap News

DreamWorks Animation profit drops 45% in fourth quarter- LA Times

February 26

Dark days for fibre startups-The Guardian

Hollywood passion for the video game-The Japan Times

Icahn buys more Lions Gate shares- The Associated Press

Cinemark Reports Results for Fourth Quarter- Business Wire

Cigarettes in New Film Stir Anger at Studio- The New York Times

February 27

Tax breaksdrawing moviemakers to Michigan-The Windsor Star

HK, S’pore film industries ‘join hands’-Today (Singapore)

Heated debate over religious censorship- Daily News Egypt

Oscar success: Slumdogs have to be nurtured- The Times

Art directors guild absorbs two smaller craft unions-LA Times

Is cinema just the ultimate boys’ club’- The Guardian

How Icahn would attack Lionsgate- Power Lunch