July 28 was a very big day for some very little blue creatures as the Smurfs took over Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre and 161 other theaters worldwide for “Super Smurf Sunday.” Katy Perry, Neil…
This sequel retains its predecessor's genially goofy shenanigans, incredibly corny punchlines and Hank Azaria's go-for-broke performance as Gargamel.
Six years ago, Jordan Kerner was the first appointment John Mauceri made as chancellor of the U. of North Carolina School of the Arts.
When Jordan Kerner, the prolific producer of tender family fare such as the "Smurfs" franchise, "George of the Jungle" and "Fried Green Tomatoes," is asked to describe the root of his particular…
There's nothing small about the promotional partnerships Columbia Pictures has lined up around "The Smurfs 2." The studio has brokered deals with more than 100 partners to help hype the Sony Pictures…
Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures are feeling confident in their upcoming "Smurfs" sequel, as the studios are already developing a script for "Smurfs 3" with scribes Karey Kirkpatrick and…
"Real Steel" producer-director Shawn Levy and Roland Emmerich, whose "Anonymous" premieres Friday, have been set as keynote speakers at Variety's Film Technology Summit on Nov. 7 at Hollywood and…
Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Katy Perry and Alan Cumming are seeing blue.
Raja Gosnell has been tapped to direct Sony's live-action/animated "Smurfs."
A filthy-rich fantasy for these cash-strapped times, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" features the voices of Drew Barrymore and much of the industry's top Latino talent in a live-action talking-dog lark…
Law of diminishing returns has caught up with this franchise. Although new pic almost certainly will post upbeat opening-weekend numbers, final gross and ancillary biz may generate second thoughts…