Take one look at the Federal Election Commission's partial list of politicians that the Directors Guild of America's political action committee gave money to in the past two years and you'll see why…
A year after being publicly dissed by thesp Mike Myers in front of a global television audience, the sound branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences seems to be out to prove that given…
Fourteen months after California's 63-year-old Coogan's Law was rewritten by the California Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis, advocates for children working in the entertainment…
For some time now, the conventional wisdom in the awards business has been that if you produce a great genre movie that makes a lot of money ("Top Gun," "Planet of the Apes," "The Fast and the…
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In the film and TV locations business, contrary to the tenets of astrophysics, there actually is a center of the universe. And it's at the corner of La Cienega and Beverly boulevards. Where the…
To meet criticism that the nation according to American primetime TV doesn't paint the same demographic picture as the U.S. census, network execs are literally getting their act together and taking…
Universal Pictures is our big brother," says Jeffrey Katzenberg with a chuckle. "We rely and depend on them in so many aspects of what we do."
When a new owner moves in -- to a house, a storefront or even a multinational entertainment conglom -- they usually want to repaint and reorganize the place. Such has definitely been the case since…
Actor Jim Carrey has three reasons why he keeps going back to Universal to make films: "Material, material, material," says the thesp. "They have great people working there and when they find a…
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