Universal has released a slapstick-filled first trailer for Illumination's “Minions” movie, eight months before its July 10 opening. The spinoff of the two “Despicable Me” films stars minions Stuart…
The Producers Guild of America has tapped Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, as the recipient of its 2014 Visionary Award. The award will be presented to Meledandri at…
Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri said Saturday that the feature film business has entered an unprecedented period of volatility and that it is losing — or has already lost — the next…
The Fulfillment Fund's Stars 2013 Honoree Chris Meledandri may have been the man of the hour at the foundation's Stars 2013 Benefit Gala, but Los Angeles film czar Tom Sherak was the evening's true…
After scoring with “Despicable Me 2″ this summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment will release a spin off movie starring the franchise's yellow Minions to July 10, 2015. The film…
Veteran publicist Eddie Michaels, whose clients included Chris Meledandri's Illumination and Noah Wyle, died Thursday after battling brain cancer for several years. He was 49. Michaels most recently…
Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
Another weekend, another big-budget box office disappointment. This time it's Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures' $185 million-budgeted "Pacific Rim," which collected just $38.3 million domestically.
Box Office: 'Pacific' on the Rim of Disappointment Stateside, Beat By 'Grown Ups,' 'Despicable Me' Sequels
“Pacific Rim” landed in second place Friday with $14.6 million, which is about the best it can expect to do this weekend as it gets overtaken by a critically-smeared sequel and a beloved toon…
Legendary Entertainment has found a new home: NBCUniversal, as it ends an eight-year relationship with Warner Bros. Deal is expected to be announced Wednesday, sources tell Variety.