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Movie Industry & Awards

Movie Industry & Awards gives an overview of showbiz and even gives an inside-peek to how to bring home the gold at the Oscars and score big in Cannes.

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How Casting Directors Work

Did you ever wonder how they picked those actors and actresses for your favorite movie? A casting director did most of that work. What goes into casting a movie, and how do you become a casting director?


Paper Animation Explains the Numbers Behind Superhero Movies

What are the numbers behind superhero movies? Learn more about superhero movies in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Are Big Winter Movies the New Summer Blockbusters?

Can we expect more blockbuster movies to move from summer to winter release dates? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Who Were Oscar, Tony and Emmy? The Stories Behind Entertainment Award Names

The secrets behind the names of entertainment awards aren't as straightforward as you might imagine. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Article. See more »

Gimme a Break: State Film Tax Credits May Not Make Financial Sense

Do film tax credits make financial sense? Learn why film tax credits often don’t make financial sense at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Seriously Rotten Tomatoes: Bad Film Reviews and Box Office Sales

Do professional movie reviews still affect the box office? Learn why movie review affect the box office at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

What is 'development hell'?

Sometimes movies get stuck in production limbo. Learn more about 'development hell' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do directors whose movies bomb really wind up in jail?

When a film flops, directors wind up in a kind of prison — but it might not be the type you're thinking. Learn more about directors of failed movies. See more »

Why do movie posters look so much alike?

Tons of movie posters are blue and orange because the colors contrast so well. Learn more about why movie posters look alike at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do some movies go straight to DVD?

Some movies skip the theater release and go straight to DVD. Find out why some movies head to the home entertainment market early at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does ‘below the line’ mean in movie production?

In movie production, the phrase 'below the line' refers to certain expenses in a film's budget. Find out what's below the line at HowStuffWorks. See more »