Showbiz Sandbox 93: A Film Festival Fit For An iPhone

February 21, 2011


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.


Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director’s Cut Could Hit Theaters Soon….

‘Social Network’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Win Editing Awards….

‘True Grit’ Takes Top Cinema Audio Society Award

‘Nader and Simin’ Wins Berlin Film Festival’s Top Prize

AMC and Regal Forming New Venture….

Charlie Sheen May Have Said Too Much….

Charlie Sheen’s Doctors May Have Okayed His Return To Work….

Charlie Sheen Has Advice For Lindsay Lohan….

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced For 2011….

Ann Powers Out At L.A. Times

Taylor Swift Gets Valentine’s Day ‘Enchanted’ Cover From Owl City….

Borders Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection….

E-book Sales Up 164% As Other Trade Segments Fall….

A Gift For Movie Lovers: Criterion Collection Joins Hulu Plus….

‘Glee’ Unseats Elvis On Billboard Hot 100….

App Available To Download ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Knight’

Banksy Request to Appear At The Oscars In Disguise Rejected….

Problem Plagued Spider-Man Bringing In New Writer….

Exec Takes Out Full-Page Ad In NYT To Criticize Grammys….

Roseanne Getting A Reality Show….

Group Raises $50,000 For RoboCop Statue In Detroit….

A Sales Record For Lady Gaga

LCD Soundsystem’s Campaign Against Ticket Scalpers