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Anchorman 2 Last Paramount Movie Distributed on FilmMovies have been shown in theaters on actual film since the beginning of the format, but this year could very well be the last that we get to experience new films on 35mm. It has been reported that Paramount is ending distribution on celluloid, with Anchorman 2 being their last film print release — instead releasing all new movies digitally. What does this mean for the rest of the industry, and who is going to get left behind in the process? More »

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Paramount ExpansionJust when you thought filmmaking was migrating to the seemingly greener grass of independent film studios, a peculiar thing occurs: 3 major Hollywood studios, Disney, NBCUniversal, and Paramount are reported to have massive, long-term studio expansions in the works. In light of lower film counts and production going elsewhere, why are these studios initiating the “most aggressive growth spurt in recent Hollywood memory” and what, if anything, does this mean for independent film? More »

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By all reports it’s been a strong year for acquisitions at Sundance (at least compared to the past couple of years), and one standout is the Drake Doremus-directed, mostly improvised indie feature Like Crazy. Shot on a Canon 7D, the picture was the subject of an all-night bidding war and was eventually claimed by Paramount for $4 million (no word on the P&A committment). There’s no web site for the film yet, but here’s a brief clip: More »