In an article in the Sunday Mail, Bill Murray has confirmed that he will be appearing in Ghostbusters 3. He also revealed some spoiler-ish details of what he will be doing in the third installment of the sci-fi comedy franchise. You can read those details, after the jump. You have been warned.


It’s not just about making 3D. It’s about making great 3D.

That’s the working theme at the Sony 3D Technology Center at Sony Pictures Studios, which was unveiled Feb. 5. First announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the center offers 3D courses for various professionals, including film directors, cinematographers, live event producers and game developers. Individuals get hands-on training with 3D techniques and equipment to help them produce movies, sports, TV and games.

“This was born out of the belief that making 3D is easy, but making good 3D is hard,” said Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies and chief officer of the center.


To James Cameron,

I’m addressing this letter to you because you and your films have been such an inspiration to so many who either watch or work in the movies. I’m asking for your help in addressing a problem that few in your audience have probably ever given a thought to — the unfair treatment and working conditions of visual effects artists around the world.

Visual effects films were dominant commercial forces in 2009. Films like Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek all succeeded because they brought together visual effects with great writing, acting, directing and other cinematic elements. There are other films for which the visual effects seem to be the primary audience motivator. Without any slight, the reality is that people did not go to see recent commercially successful films like G.I. Joe or the Transformers movies for the script, music or the acting. They went in droves to see the spectacular visual effects – the “thrill ride.”

For all of these films that rely heavily on visual effects, the studios and theater owners made hundreds of millions of dollars. The writers, composers and actors all will receive well-deserved residual payments for decades to come. But the visual effects artists don’t receive royalties and residuals. And as one visual effects artist told me, “even in the credits, we’re listed after craft services.”

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