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  • Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Tony Vinciquerra sent a note to staff Thursday in the wake of the Disney-Fox deal confirming that the company had kicked the tires on Fox and that it will continue to pursue possible acquisitions in the future. Vinciquerra’s memo followed 21st Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch’s public assertions in a conference [...]

  • The Disney, Fox Deal Just Set

    The Disney, Fox Deal Just Set Off a Studio Arms Race

    Disney’s $52.4 billion purchase of Fox is sending shockwaves throughout the movie business, with many industry observers believing that the marriage between the two iconic companies could inspire a fresh round of media mergers. “The word tectonic has been overused to describe many deals, but in this case it applies,” said Hal Vogel, a veteran [...]

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    Now that the megadeal is done and the smoke has cleared, there’s a price tag that can be put on each asset moving from Fox to Disney. Analyst estimates vary; the numbers below are derived from RBC Capital Markets. Disney is getting two groups of channels from Fox: FX Networks and National Geographic Channels. FX [...]

  • Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers

    Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    Cori Thomas was in high school when she says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room. Melissa Kester was a recent college graduate when Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted her while recording audio for the film “Ishtar.” A third woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said that Hoffman assaulted her in the back [...]

  • James Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

    Disney Chief Bob Iger, Murdochs Reassure Employees, Tout Historic Deal

    Disney chief Bob Iger touted his company’s deal to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a memo to staff Thursday, calling the sale “historic.” The Hollywood mogul went on to note that the pact will make Disney, which owns the likes of Pixar, Marvel, ABC, and ESPN, better able to compete [...]

  • Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo

    Sony Pictures Int’l Prods. Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’

    Marking its first foray into Argentine cinema, Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) has boarded Pablo Trapero’s “La Quietud” as a co-producer. Sony Pictures Releasing International snagged all distribution rights in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and the U.S., as well as television rights in Latin America. “We couldn’t be happier that this is our first picture in [...]

  • 48 Hours Remake

    '48 Hours' Remake in Development at Paramount With 'Good Time' Team

    Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, the directing team for the Robert Pattinson crime thriller “Good Time,” are developing a remake of the action-comedy “48 Hours” for Paramount Players. “48 Hours” was a major hit for Paramount in 1982 with Eddie Murphy in his first film role as a convict helping a detective, played by Nick Nolte, [...]

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