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How do streaming services earn money?

The cash influx is pretty obvious, as these services have a subscription fee. Both services are releasing original movies and shows which are exclusively available in their platform. But what's ...
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How is secrecy maintained in movie production?

There's a very simple structure that works very well. It's called a career. If you want a career in the film/TV business, it is not in your best interests to leak information. Sure, the further down ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

Yes, Disney moved away from hand-drawn animation In a 2013 interview with the Guardian, chief executive Bob Iger said that none of its animation companies are working in the traditional 2D format, and ...
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How do they get very young child actors to cooperate?

It's part timing, part cajoling and part luck. I don't know the specific laws for other countries, but in the UK, children under 5 can only be "at work" for a maximum of 5 hours a day, ...
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How were Opening Titles and End Credits created before Computers?

Usually, if we talk about credits without any movie scene in the background, it was done by using a long sheet of paper or plastic or other material they want with credits written on it. Artists used ...
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Why do so many cinema industries have "wood" in their name?

1) Hollywood: 1, 2 The name Hollywood was coined by H. J. Whitley, the “Father of Hollywood.” Whitely bought 500 acres from E. C. Hurd; Hurd’s wife’s friend (stay with me here), Daeida Wilcox, ...
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Are actors contractually obligated to certain things like going nude/ Sensual Scenes/ Gory Scenes?

For example an actor does not like to go nude or shoot a sensual scene.But if it is a part of a script, can they choose to not do it? or do they HAVE to shoot because of the contract despite not ...
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How do they get very young child actors to cooperate?

As WC Fields would say, “Never work with children or animals”. They are unpredictable and the steal the scene. A photographer friend of mine once said that timing is everything. You can direct adults ...
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Why are some scenes of a movie shot in public places?

I'm not really sure I should be answering this one as well ;) I can, of course, in any answer of this type, only mention things which are "already known" Late addition I just spotted the ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

How do streaming services earn money? The one you mentioned Netflix and Amazon Prime don't have ad revenue. So they are dependent on subscription fees. Is it based exclusively on user memberships or ...
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Are actors contractually obligated to certain things like going nude/ Sensual Scenes/ Gory Scenes?

The SAG-AFTRA union provides specific protections for actors for nudity and sex scenes. What You Should Know About Nudity Riders: If your performance in a film will include nudity, partial nudity or ...
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How does Hallmark guarantee such consistency between their Christmas movies?

I'm going to drop this into the answer space as a temporary space-filler rather than as a final product. I don't have the time to fully flesh it at the moment, so it's open season for anyone who wants ...
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How do they get very young child actors to cooperate?

My memory is that a number of play scenes in Kindergarten Cop (1990) with Arnold Schwarzenegger were filmed unstructured, simply with the kids left to be kids and the actors given 5 guidelines: (...
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Does AMC have some kind of linkage/negotiation with the British entertainment industry?

Possibly it's coincidence... but good actors are good actors. :) Gale Ann Hurd was asked about the prevalance of English/British actors in the Walking Dead and other shows: We asked Hurd why she ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

No, Disney does not produce nor is making any traditional hand drawn animation. There is probably a good reason for this in Disney's eyes. Traditional hand animation is a lot of work. It's very time ...
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How are digital movies sent to a movie theater?

Some snippets of a slightly older (2012) but still accurate article at the Film Journal International: First and foremost, the DCP [Digital Cinema Package] is a file format and collection of digital ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

Although other people have answered the question on full hand drawn films very well, a notable recent relevant fact is that Maui's tattoos in Moana were, in fact, hand drawn animation superimposed on ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

Netflix has a subscription fee and has more than 110 million subscribers worldwide. This resulted in more than 11 billion USB revenue and about 4 billion USD gross profit in 2017. Prime has a ...
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Why do so many cinema industries have "wood" in their name?

They are inspired from Hollywood, Los Angeles. Wikipedia gives a full list of Hollywood inspired nick names. Hollywood-inspired nicknames, most starting with the first letter(s) of the location ...
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Why are some scenes of a movie shot in public places?

Tetsujin's answer is great and comprehensive but I would add about the second point in the question: "Causing disruptions in the day to day working of that public place...". In some places ...
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How does Hallmark guarantee such consistency between their Christmas movies?

I want to add this as input, but not as a final answer. I don't know anything about what Hallmark's internal policies might be. But, part of the reason this happens is because "Christmas movie" is ...
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The mark on top right

This is a cue mark that tells the projectionist that it is time to change the film reel. A pair of cue marks is used to signal the projectionist that a particular reel of a movie is ending, as most ...
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Are actors contractually obligated to certain things like going nude/ Sensual Scenes/ Gory Scenes?

Actress Terri Garr related an anecdote about this: In the original Close Encounters of the Third Kind script, she was supposed to do a topless scene. Richard Dreyfuss was supposed to look at her bare ...
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What Operating System does the DCP 2000 use?

As of August 2014, the most recently mentioned supported Operating System for the DCP-2000 is Linux. "Debian 4.0" and "Linux kernel 2.6.22.6" are mentioned in various documents ...
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How were Opening Titles and End Credits created before Computers?

Adding to A J's very good answer: Multiple exposure of the film can do the trick without using anything digital. Double exposure of the negative In the first step, the motion picture is taken. Then ...
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How does Hallmark guarantee such consistency between their Christmas movies?

In addition to tetsujin's answer, I'ld like to give an idea of those style guides. These are given to different teams involved in the creation process to allow for consistency of viewer experience. ...
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Movies without Film score/background music

Music is meant to add to the atmosphere and experience of a movie, and sometimes the atmosphere of silence adds exactly the mood that the movie is looking for. An example of a film that used the ...
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Signifincance of trailer of the trailer?

It's elaborated pretty well in The Verge: The burgeoning trend of teasers within trailers exist purely to retain the viewer's attention in that exact moment. Take for ...
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Why isn't it standard practice to hire pros to look at a script in the industry?

The TLDR version of this comes down to "does it really matter" Some do their due diligence. But without some intense auditing, you might be throwing money into a pit given just how much of your ...
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