Veteran film exec Joseph A. Adelman, a United Artist VP who headed AMPTP in the late ’70s, died Tuesday at Burbank's St. Joseph Hospital following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 79. Adelman…
Italian screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni, who worked with Billy Wilder and Dino De Laurentiis and co-penned Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns “For a Few Dollars More" and “The Good, the Bad and the…
Studio executives are very talented at running for cover. Hence when a movie tanks it's often impossible to determine who gave it the greenlight.
Brett Dicker, an exec in Disney’s marketing and publicity department for 23 years, died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, Calif. of heart failure. He was 63. He most recently served as exec VP of marketing…
Today's MGM is a corporate anomaly — it's either primed for a moment of rebirth or sitting in a holding pattern.
Studios today face off over dueling superheroes and Snow White projects, but in the late 1950s, Kirk Douglas and United Artists were at swords point over competing "Spartacus" projects.
The Lion has begun to stir again in the first full year after emerging from bankruptcy, with MGM announcing that it may revive its dormant United Artists banner.
Lloyd Leipzig, a United Artists and Orion Pictures publicist, died Nov. 26 in New York. He was 88.
Studio exec and international distribution pioneer Norbert Auerbach died Dec. 12 in Prague after a brief illness. He was 87.
United Artists/MGM's Tom Cruise Nazi thriller "Valkyrie" will open on Christmas Day instead of Dec. 26, so the pic can benefit from the traditional uptick in moviegoing on Christmas night.
The day after news broke that Paula Wagner was bolting from United Artists, MGM chairman and CEO Harry E. Sloan sent out a statement making sure that everyone got the message that MGM is happy to be…