Peter Bart

Building Bridges

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What makes Arnon run? That question is being asked by a growing number of major players in the entertainment business around the world as they observe the ever-expanding arc of Arnon Milchan’s…

Of Laurels And Lepers

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It was impossible to sit through last week’s AFI Steven Spielberg tribute – yes, yet another award to Spielberg – without sensing the perversity of the whole awards ritual. Here were a thousand or so…

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The Roth Regimen

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Six months ago a curious thing happened to Joe Roth. He received two invitations essentially to the same party. The question: Would he consider taking over the production reins at the Disney studio…

Squirmy Over Sex

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The easiest way to get a standing ovation these days is to denounce violence in movies and TV (even President Clinton can get applause this way), but try shifting the subject to sex and audiences get…

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H’wood’s Slow Shooters

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When Martin Scorsese wrapped “Casino” in Vegas last week, he also inadvertently enrolled himself in a new “club” that’s attracting attention in Hollywood. It’s unofficially known as the Hundred Day…

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