Showbiz Sandbox 160: Shedding Some Light On High Frame Rate Cinema

In case you haven’t heard, Peter Jackson is shooting his upcoming adaptation of “The Hobbit” at 48 frames per second (fps). That’s twice the standard 24 fps most films are filmed and shown in. Digital cinema expert C.J. Flynn explains why filmmakers such as James Cameron are urging the industry to adopt high frame rates (HFR). While HFR has its benefits, Flynn highlights the many technology hurdles that need to be overcome before it becomes the norm.

DreamWorks Animation is undergoing changes of its own. The studio signed a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox to release their films after the expiration of their current agreement with Paramount Pictures.

Late-night TV also had some big news last week with ABC announcing it will move Jimmy Kimmel’s show to 11:35 pm, competing directly with Jay Leno and David Letterman. What does this mean for the late shift and more specifically, for the long running news program Nightline, which will be pushed back an hour.

Of course, we cover all the week’s top entertainment news including Amazon launching the Kindle in India, Taylor Swift proves she has staying power with her latest single, and NBC’s “The Office” comes to an end after nine seasons.

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C.J. Flynn’s DCinema Tools Website
http://dcinematools.com/

Nikki Finke Proves Vulture Columnist Gavin Polone’s Point with Uncivil Blog Post
http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/nikki-finke-proves-gavin-polones-point.html

Source: ‘Hero Complex’ Blogger Geoff Boucher Exiting LA Times
http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/source-hero-complex-blogger-geoff-boucher-exiting-la-times/

DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-dreamworks-fox-20120820,0,5848805.story

Analysts Weigh in on DreamWorks Animation’s Fox Distribution Deal
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/analysts-dreamworks-animation-fox-distribution-deal-364257

FilmStrips: Movies, Money and Metadata Visualized
http://acatcalledfrank.com/content/filmstrips-visualisation/index.html

NBC Wins Michael J. Fox’s New Sitcom After Dramatically Outbidding Rivals
http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/nbc-lands-michael-j-fox-sitcom-in-giant-deal.html

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Moved to 11:35 PM; ‘Nightline’ Bumped to 12:35 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jimmy-kimmel-live-moved-1135-364243

Jimmy Kimmel on His Big Move to 11:35, Hiring Plans and ‘Tonight Show’ Cuts (Q&A)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jimmy-kimmel-move-tonight-show-pay-cuts-364354

Old People, Old Stars: Hollywood’s New Hot Demo Is Saving the Box Office
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meryl-streep-arnold-schwarzenegger-sylvester-stallone-364548

Silver-Haired Christmas Week Showdown: Streisand vs. Crystal, Midler
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/barbra-streisand-billy-crystal-the-guilt-trip-parental-guidance-364821

Amazon Launches India Kindle Store
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/53658-amazon-launches-india-kindle-store.html

Taylor Swift Song Sets a Record for Digital Sales
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/taylor-swift-song-sets-a-record-for-digital-sales/

New Oscar Producers: Musical Numbers Possible, ‘Couple of People’ in Mind to Host
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-producers-craig-zadan-neil-meron-musical-numbers-365122

‘The Office’ to End After Season 9
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/the-office-ending-season-9-364352

The Killing Lives? Netflix and DirecTV Each Eye Revival of Axed AMC Drama
http://tvline.com/2012/08/22/the-killing-season-3-netflix-directv/

Paul Ryan’s Latest Opponent: Twisted Sister’s Dee Snyder!
http://www.eonline.com/news/340272/paul-ryan-s-latest-opponent-twisted-sister-s-dee-snyder