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More Analysis Refuting Koch-Funded Study on Film Production Incentives

The Motion Picture Association is refuting a new study by Michael Thom, associate professor at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy, for poor data selection, methodology problems, and its authors repeated dismissal of positive effects from production incentives that demonstrate a clear pattern of bias.

World Box Office: Joker brakes the October box office records

After collecting one of the most coveted awards of the Fall festival season – Venice’s Golden Lion – and surviving an ocean of controversy, Warner Bros’ Joker broke the October box office records, taking $96 million from 4, 374 theaters in the US and Canada, and $140.5 million from 73 overseas markets, for a worldwide take of $247 million.

Interesting Read: De Niro King of Comedy Anecdote Reveals a Lot About His Approach to Acting

De Niro wanted to do a read-through of the Joker script before shooting, but Phoenix preferred to skip a read-through and take a “let it happen” approach. “I’m in between a rock and a hard place because Joaquin’s like, ‘There’s no &$*#ing way I’m doing a read-through,’ and Bob’s like, ‘I do read-throughs before we shoot, that’s what we do.’”

 SCAD Savannah Film Festival Tickets on Sale Today

The festival has become a distinguished stop on the road to the Oscars: hosting exclusive screenings, competition films, feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated films, panel discussions, and workshops at SCAD’s historic theaters and industry leading studios. 

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