Scary Movie is a series of American comedy films created by Keenan Ivory Wayans with his younger brothers, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, that mainly specialize in parodying horror films, which have collectively grossed over $818 million at the box-office worldwide. The two main recurring actors of the first four installments were Anna Faris and Regina Hall as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, joined by new or recurring actors and characters.
The franchise was conceptualized by The Wayans Brothers who wrote and directed the first two films before leaving the franchise. They were distributed by Dimension Films through two different studios: Miramax Films, as it was originally the studio's genre film label during executive producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein's run and produced the first three films, and The Weinstein Company, the brothers' newly formed studio, which currently produces the rest of the series' release after departing from Miramax and taking the Dimension Films label with them. The franchise was rebooted in 2013 with Scary Movie 5, which disregards the events of the previous films and begins a new storyline.
Traffic reporting is the near real-time distribution of information about road conditions such as traffic congestion, detours, and traffic accidents, usually as part of a radio or television broadcast program or as a mobile or automotive application. The reports help drivers anticipate and avoid traffic problems. Many reports mention alternate travel routes and resultant travel times. In addition to periodic broadcast reports, near real-time traffic status information is now common with traffic congestion maps available by personal computer, mobile device, luxury automobile and GPS units.
At radio stations where news radio programming is the primary content, roadway conditions are tracked by numerous methods including monitoring police radio frequencies. Some radio stations also have agreements with states' highway patrol that permit a direct connection with a law enforcement computer. This methodology enables real-time information gathering of the latest accident reports to states' highway patrol divisions. However, more and more, state departments of transportation have agreements with various technology providers to deliver automated traffic tracking data which is resold and redistributed.