Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute

However, the deal cut into profits for China Film Group, which took the position that American studios should pay the 2% tax from their share of revenues. The tax, implemented by the Chinese government Aug. 1, is nationwide and not specific to movies. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times China Film Groups unpredictable actions have been a source of frustration for Hollywood. Among the grievances: The distributor yanked Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained from theaters in April on the day it premiered in China. After being re-edited, the film was reintroduced in Chinese theaters in May, but bombed at the box office.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-studios-resolve-china-tax-dispute-20130813,0,3752340.story

Is Hollywood Model Doomed? Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Think So

I want your toes to be on top of the H2O. Nah, but, I gotta relationship with the real Jesus. 4:50: Rather than helping me with my quest Tyrone Burne gives me a burned copy of his comedy CD. He reminds me, for the road, that he was once on “That’s So Raven.” 4:55: A tour-guide overhears my conversation with Burne and says Jesus hangs out on the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset. 5:03: I forgot to validate my parking and have to pay full price….!@@$#% 5:15: I almost rear-end someone on three separate occasions scanning the street for flowing white robes.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabrielle-canon/jesus-hollywood_b_3752704.html

Searching for WeHo Jesus: An Attempt to Find Meaning on the Streets of Hollywood

Besides the blow to a movie’s marketing, bypassing theaters would destroy the long-cherished communal experience of watching movies together in the dark on a massive screen. At any rate, the home-viewing experience can’t really duplicate the immersiveness of 3D or IMAX at least, not for another few years. Lena Dunham Is One of the Top 10 Actors Who Direct in the 21st Century Nonetheless, the theatrical business is hurting, and movie distribution is moving inexorably toward your living room or, heaven forbid, the tiny, afterthought-sized screen of your favorite mobile device. Maybe Lucas is right, insofar as a movie that fits in your pocket (or that you can watch while doing something else) has effectively become television anyway.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/is-hollywood-model-doomed-steven-spielberg-and-george-lucas-think-so-20130815