Showbiz Sandbox 93: A Film Festival Fit For An iPhone

Innovative filmmakers have taken a liking to iPhones and Flip cameras that can record HD video. They’ve begun churning out creative pieces shot entirely on the tiny devices. Ruben Kazanstev co-founded the iPhone Film Festival to promote some of this new work. He is surprised at how popular the festival has been explains how the project has taken on a life of its own.

Maybe in the future big theater chains such as AMC and Regal will wind up playing movies shot on iPhones. They are taking on the studios by forming a joint venture to acquire and distribute independent films, but is such a move legal?

Charlie Sheen continues to make headlines for his erratic behavior. Many industry watchers are questioning the decision to allow the actor to return to work on “Two And A Half Men” before he tackles his substance abuse problem.

We discuss all the top entertainment news, including this year’s Bonnaroo lineup, Borders’ bankruptcy filing and plans for a Robocop statue in Detroit. During Inside Baseball we discuss how LCD Soundsystem hopes to beat scalpers selling tickets to their upcoming farewell concerts.

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director’s Cut Could Hit Theaters Soon
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1658018/justin-bieber-never-say-never….

‘Social Network’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Win Editing Awards
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/awards/2011/02/social-network-and-alice-in….

‘True Grit’ Takes Top Cinema Audio Society Award
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/awards/2011/02/cinema-audio-society-awards.html

‘Nader and Simin’ Wins Berlin Film Festival’s Top Prize
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nader-simin-wins-berlin-film-147934

AMC and Regal Forming New Venture
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/02/amc-and-regal….

Charlie Sheen May Have Said Too Much
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-0215-charlie-sheen-20110215….

Charlie Sheen’s Doctors May Have Okayed His Return To Work
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/02/charlie-sheens-doctors….

Charlie Sheen Has Advice For Lindsay Lohan
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/02/the-charlie-sheen-saga….

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced For 2011
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/02/15/133775430/bonnaroo-lineup….

Ann Powers Out At L.A. Times
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/ann-powers-out-at-la-times_b22924

Taylor Swift Gets Valentine’s Day ‘Enchanted’ Cover From Owl City
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1657962/taylor-swift-owl-city-enchanted….

Borders Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870337340457614792234….

E-book Sales Up 164% As Other Trade Segments Fall
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial….

A Gift For Movie Lovers: Criterion Collection Joins Hulu Plus
http://blog.hulu.com/2011/02/15/a-gift-for-movie-lovers-criterion-collection….

‘Glee’ Unseats Elvis On Billboard Hot 100
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/17/133847154/Glee-Unseats-Elvis-On-Billboard….

App Available To Download ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Knight’
http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=1557222

Banksy Request to Appear At The Oscars In Disguise Rejected
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/banksy-request-at-oscars-disguise….

Problem Plagued Spider-Man Bringing In New Writer
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/problem_plagued_spider….

Exec Takes Out Full-Page Ad In NYT To Criticize Grammys
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/marketing-exec-steve-stoute….

Roseanne Getting A Reality Show
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/14/roseanne-barr-returns-to….

Group Raises $50,000 For RoboCop Statue In Detroit
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Group-raises-50000-for-apf-514458582….

A Sales Record For Lady Gaga
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/a-sales-record-for-lady-gaga/

LCD Soundsystem’s Campaign Against Ticket Scalpers
http://www.slate.com/id/2285212/