Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell…
Madison Square Garden Co. has tapped TV biz vet Ryan O'Hara as president of content, distribution and sales. O'Hara will oversee the MSG Media division, as well as technology and marketing…
Content Partners, a financial firm that buys future profit participations, has tapped veteran banker David A. Davis as senior VP of finance. Davis has a long history in the advisory and banking…
With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
Ashley and Romy Mehlman, twin boys; Asher Mehlman and Levi Mehlman, Nov. 20, Burbank. Ashley Mehlman is a non-pro; Romy Mehlman is veep of worldwide theatrical research at Walt Disney Studios.
Village Roadshow has closed the $1.125 billion debt facility that Variety first reported last month, the largest deal of its kind in years and a financial revitalization of one of Warner Bros.' two…
Michael Eisner's new distribution pact with Universal goes a long way toward furthering his efforts to raise a production fund.
Vuguru president Larry Tanz has been upped to a newly created post as CEO.
Michael Eisner is raising coin to build a production fund, and he's putting in some of his own capital to get it started.
Stan Lee's POW Entertainment is partnering with digital studio Vuguru to produce content across a range of platforms.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$143.4M Fox -61.96%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Universal Pictures -54.45%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$19.4M Disney -59.06%