Warner Bros./Castle Rock's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced laffer "Kangaroo Jack" hopped to the head of the box office pack with an estimated $17.7 million bow, while Sony's Martin Lawrence starrer…
Sony bills "The Getaway" as "more than a movie, more than a game," and it's selling the title as if it's both. "Getaway," which feels much like the bestselling "Grand Theft Auto 3" vidgame if it had…
Andrew Lloyd Webber has a new stage musical in the works, a fresh version of a decades-old one ready to hit the West End in April, and two films in varying degrees of preparedness.
The season of the franchise juggernauts -- "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Die Another Day" -- has abated and a new trio is thriving on the oxygen…
Joel Silver is a producer who likes to think and talk big. But even he finds himself marveling at the action surrounding Warner Bros.' "Matrix" franchise.
Entertainment entrepreneur Robert Bucksbaum is turning a well-preserved, 62-year-old L.A. movie emporium into a research lab for exhibition experiments.
For the movie biz, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled just in the nick of time, deciding last week to uphold a new law extending the life of a copyright.
Talk about a roller-coaster ride: A couple of years ago, New Line was struggling. Everyone was talking about the "Town and Country" debacle. Yet the personal fortune of founder Bob Shaye was soaring…
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures has found a new financial backer. But will new coin make his old legal woes evaporate? And will tighter Warner Bros. supervision improve the quality of his pictures?
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