Sony chief Michael Lynton has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors. The board helps spearhead the school’s fundraising, as well as overall planning and development. Lynton, CEO…
At a Beverly Hills Hotel ceremony this week, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd noted that he’s been on the job just 24 months, and he’s already getting an award. Kudos are a familiar Hollywood ritual, but in…
USC has opened its doors to 20th Century Fox film topper Jim Gianopulos, who today accepted an invitation to the School of Cinematic Arts' Board of Councilors.
Frank Peppiatt, co-creator, writer and producer of "Hee Haw," one of the longest-running and most profitable television variety programs, died Nov. 7 of bladder cancer in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He…
Amazon is extending its ambitious experiment in film production to television.
Talent agent Frank Cooper, who discovered Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore, put one of the first quizshows on radio and was a pioneer in TV packaging, died of natural causes on Jan. 19, four months…
Barry Avrich's "The Last Mogul" is a refreshingly honest film about the life and times of Hollywood uber-power player Lew Wasserman. Pic draws a full and balanced measure of the man, from his…
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Sneaking into town without any advance screenings after nearly two years in the Dimension stockade, "Texas Rangers" has the frustrating feel of a rousing, epic oater sadly compromised. To be sure…
Robert W. Williams, WWII pilot in the legendary U.S. Army Air Force Fighting 99th, first African-American combat squadron out of Tuskegee Air Force base, and scripter T.S. Cook have combined fact and…
Sentimental, old-fashioned fare like "Circle of Friends," a sweet look at the friendship among three Irish girls, is not likely to lift Savoy from its recent B.O. doldrums. Nonetheless, pic's warmly…
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