– Iron Man 3, direced by Shane Black (Last Boyscout, Lethal Weapon), is to be filmed in North Carolina.
– Interns on the movie Black Swan, which grossed over $330 million on a budget of $13 million, have filed a lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures, one of the producers of the movie, claiming that they were not provided an educational experience as expected by labour laws but instead reduced to menial work.
– Mark Burnett (Survivor, Lost) and McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator: Salvation) have been recruited by AOL to revitalize their struggling entertainment website Cambio. Burnett has also teamed up with Youtoo.com to launch the world’s first social TV network Youtoo TV on Wednesday.
– Bridesmaids debuts at no. 1 on the international home video charts generating $35 million in sales for the week ending 25th September. Meanwhile, Jon Hamm says he doesn’t think Kristen Wigg, who also co-wrote the movie, would be interested in reprising her role for a sequel to the R-rated comedy blockbuster.
– Sony’s decision to stop paying for 3D glasses has resulted in the drop in share prices of RealD the company that makes said glasses even though the company has repeatedly stated it only hopes to break even on the glasses market and make profits in licensing its 3D technology for exhibition and TV screens. The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) is none-too-happy about the decision either.
– Paramount and Disney are moving up the release dates of their Christmas tentpole movies.
– A study by the investment firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson shows that Entertainment spending will drop 1.3% in 2011.
– Universal has inked a 3-year distribution deal with Cross Creek, the company that produced Black Swan, at an average cost of $30 million a film.
– UK cinemas sold more than 65 million tickets this summer, reversing a two year decline, but say 2012 will be a tough year.
– Pandora, the online service that allows users to customize radio stations, is facing a class action lawsuit in Michigan brought on by Peter Deacon, a Michigan resident, claiming that the service breaches privacy laws of the state.
– The Orator, a movie about a small man who has to find the strength to speak up for those he loves, is to be New Zealand’s first-ever entry into the best foreign language film category at the 84th Academy Awards.
– The producer of Joe Jonas’ video Just in Love claim to have never heard of the movie they allegedly plagerised.