Could China?s growing influence in Hollywood affect Christian-themed movies?
Another bonus is that consolidation has thinned the independent competition. But the strategy carries an element of risk, if history is any guide. Plenty of companies in modern Hollywood history have coveted a presence on the small screen, and some TV vets have prized a move in the opposite direction. A few have struck an elegant balance; others, not so much. Here is a closer look at some of the best and worst TV/film balancing acts: THE BEST 1) Bruckheimer Films? It?s amazing to recall that some eyebrows were raised in the late-1990s when Jerry Bruckheimer, whose name is synonymous with brawny theatrical action, targeted the tube. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/dadehayes/2013/06/18/best-and-worst-balancing-acts-in-hollywood-film-and-tv-production/
Summer Box Office Up 13 Percent: How Hollywood's Big Bet Is Paying Off
Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked... Such fatalism is a deadly adversary... For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable, then in some way we are admitting to ourselves that the use of nuclear weapons is inevitable. To denounce a call for cooperation is an easy but also a cowardly thing to do. That's how wars begin. That's where human progress ends. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/16/showbiz/celebrity-nuke-video
Before the season began, studio executives expressed concerns that the summer schedule was too crowded with pricey tentpoles. But those concerns have so far proved unfounded: The booming box-office numbers say moviegoers are welcoming the more-is-better approach. With a crowded end of summer looming, the question now is how many big movies can thrive in the popcorn movie season. Also read: Best May Ever at the Box Office - Are We in for a Record Summer, Too? <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://movies.yahoo.com/news/summer-box-office-13-percent-hollywoods-big-bet-210158995.html
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There is also the domestic box office success of several religious-themed films in recent times ? in 2004 ?Passion of the Christ? brought in $370 million, 2006?s ?The Nativity Story? made $37 million, 2008?s Kirk Cameron-starring ?Fireproof? pocketed $33 million, 2009?s ?The Blind Side? made $256 million, and 2011?s ?Soul Surfer? made a domestic gross of almost $44 million. We?re told by an industry insider that ?Passion of the Christ? is currently being pitched to join the ranks of ?Titanic? and ?Top Gun? for a re-release with a high-tech 3D conversion ? and although the big-budget, 3D format is usually embraced by Chinese audiences, it is almost certain that this one would not be seen there. ?I doubt the studio would even be bothered submitting it,? a Chinese film expert told us. ?For starters, the censors wouldn?t approve the level of violence in Mel?s movie.? A rep for Gibson did not respond to a request for comment. But Christianity does appear to be growing in China. Ted Baehr, founder of the faith and traditional values entertainment site Movieguide.com, insists that the Christian genre does well around the world, and that there has been a push for the website to run a service in China. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/18/could-chinas-growing-influence-in-hollywood-affect-christian-themed-movies/