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Actors may soon keep their ages confidential on entertainment job websites

The bill sought by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists was approved on a 25-12 vote even though several Republican members said it is meaningless because actors' ages are widely available on the Internet on sites including IMDB.com.

“We’re making laws that can’t be fully enforced,” state Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) said.

3 Trends That Will Shape the Movie Industry in 2016

The movie industry is going through some major changes, and for the most part, the overall climate is favorable for companies, including Disney, Time Warner, Comcast, and Twenty-First Century Fox. The record global box office haul of $38.2 billion in 2015 set big expectations for this year, and it looks like 2016 is on track to deliver once again thanks to these developments.

The past decade has seen no shortage of doomsday scenarios put forth for the box office, but the threats from piracy and online streaming services have yet to play out in global ticket sales. That's partially because worldwide performance has masked domestic box office totals that have been relatively stagnant over the past five years, with increases in ticket prices making up for a decline in ticket volume. It does seem probable that a wider range of entertainment alternatives is contributing to the lack of domestic box office growth.

 

Canadian video game industry catching up to TV & film production

The video game industry in Canada is growing by leaps and bounds and quickly catching up to film and television production as a major contributor to the economy.

The Entertainment Software Association of Canada says the video game industry spent $2.36 billion on Canadian production in 2014.

Global Market for 3D TV Industry 2015: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report "Global 3D TV Industry 2015 Market Research Report" to its database.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The 3D TV market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

Up next: video-on-demand shakes up the television industry

Telstra last week announced that it will launch Telstra TV in September. This could be the “all-in-one” video streaming service many Australians have craved, bundling together the three leading video-on-demand (VoD) services: Netflix, Stan and Presto.

However, it also puts Telstra in an odd position, straddling multiple services, some of which compete with other products Tesltra is intimately involved in, such as Foxtel.