Memo to Steve Burke from Peter Part: Your sweeping changes at Universal last week reflect a recognition that two elements have been missing at the movie studio over the past two decades: a strategy…
Studio executives are very talented at running for cover. Hence when a movie tanks it's often impossible to determine who gave it the greenlight.
While Matthew Weiner commands an imperial presence in TV land, he arrives at Toronto as a humble near-first time director, aspiring for some good reviews and, more importantly, for a distributor.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$234.3M Disney -1.91%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$128.8M Paramount Pictures -3.52%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$34.2M Fox -6.44%
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered.
Starting at next month's Toronto Film Festival, Harvey and his battle-toughened soldiers can be counted on to marshal maximum promotion (and occasional controversy) for their slate.
At age 78, you continue to be superbly prolific (an astonishing 48 films), but even your most ardent admirers fail to appreciate two other qualities about you.
One of the hottest summer reads is a showbiz bio that the subject tried to suppress and her ghostwriter never finished. It is steeped in lurid stories about deceased stars who would die if they read…
Representing A-list movie stars is obviously a great gig -- until you look at the summer box office results.
Now that you're out of a job, Jeff, you're probably getting lots of advice about your next career move, so here's mine: If a company offers you a position similar to the one you held at Warner Bros.…
Development once held the key to a studio's future. In recent years, however, studio development teams have become scattershot in their approach.