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Spielberg/Lucas Cinemapocalypse Prediction: Will the independent film survive?

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I guess most of you have already heard about Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’s prediction about the “implosion” of the major studios and theatrical releases of films. This can be associated with the growing popularity of the video on demand (VOD) and self-distribution. The two veteran filmmakers explained that the old model is slowly but surely falling apart at the same time that a new is being built in its place. The big question is – will independent film survive this change or will it naturally fit into this new paradigm? More of this here

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Sony unveils 30-and 56-inch professional 4K OLED monitor prototypes

Sony unveils 30-and 56-inch professional 4K OLED monitor prototypes

The 56-inch OLED TV Sony trotted out at CES. The company showcased a pair of 4K OLED prototypes at NAB 2013, outing a 4,096 x 2,160 30-inch model as well as a 3,840 x 2160 56-inch display. Both panels boast of wide viewing angles and low color shift, promising accurate signal reproduction for industry pros working with 4K content. Click here for more info.

Update: The 30-inch 4K OLED prototype is looking at a 2014 release date, while the A series monitors will be available in May.

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Event moved to October, 2nd Kuwait International Film Retreat

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The organisers of the Second Kuwait Film Retreat decided to move this event to October 2013. Likewise, the new deadline for submissions of entry is on August 10th. This means, you still have time to shoot and edit the video should you want to join the retreat.