Toronto Intl. Film Festival Sept. 5-15 Canada The biggest festival in North America screens more than 250 films and Hollywood sees Toronto as a starting point for the awards season race. The lineup…
Alan Ladd Jr.
Today's MGM is a corporate anomaly -- it's either primed for a moment of rebirth or sitting in a holding pattern.
It's been more than a century since Anton Chekhov noted that if one introduces a gun in the first act of a play, it had better go off by the final curtain. The Hollywood corollary holds that if you…
For many in the entertainment legal community, particularly those who have taken on the studios over profit participation, the jury's decision reinforced their ideas about Hollywood accounting.
Thanks to "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "High Anxiety" and a slew of other movie, stage, TV and album hits, Mel Brooks' prominent place in the pantheon of comedy stars is…
The U. of Southern California will honor Alan Ladd Jr. with a film retrospective to be held Oct. 4 and 5.
There's an upscale Los Angeles restaurant whose identity we must keep secret, on pain of incurring the wrath of Mel Brooks. (It's good to be the King.) Every Friday, a group assembles there for lunch.
Alan Ladd Jr. -- "Laddie" to everyone -- is a scion of Old Hollywood who's managed to teach New Hollywood a thing or two about making pictures.
With names like Ben Affleck, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman associated with it, "Gone Baby Gone" sounds like it ought to be the type of huge blockbuster normally associated with Alan Ladd Jr. Instead…
If the story of the Ladds -- Alan Jr., his brother David, their sisters Alana and Carol Lee and many of their progeny -- were a sitcom, we could call it "All in the Family." For the Ladds, perhaps…