Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Max Barry novel "Company," which Steve Pink will adapt. Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick will produce the film through U-based Shady Acres. Luke…
Universal Pictures has hired Doug Neil as senior VP in charge of its digital marketing and promotions.
When he took the Oscar producing gig in 1989, Allan Carr promised to turn a stagnant and stale broadcast into what he called "the antithesis of tacky." He came up a bit short, presiding instead over…
A day after Stacey Snider defected to DreamWorks, Universal Studios prexy Ron Meyer sought to buck up the U troops with a Monday morning meeting of about 50 execs.
The pension fund belonging to Fortune 100 conglom Honeywell Intl. has planted a major stake in Legendary Pictures, becoming the first pension fund of its size to invest directly in the movie biz.
Viacom prexy-CEO Tom Freston reiterated Monday that the company was "very close" to a deal for the 59-title DreamWorks library of live-action movies, adding he was "amazed" by the amount of interest…
Pinning down the single best Oscar night is like choosing comedy over drama -- it all depends on what floats your boat. There are pure nostalgists, who would pick the 1939 Oscars, regarded as the…
If Hollywood is, at its essence, a dream factory, then Oscar night would be the pinnacle of that dream: a media-frenzied time warp where, under the glaring sun and towering palms, fashion and film…
When Johnny Carson walked onstage to host the Oscars for the first time in 1979, he immediately set the tone for the entire proceedings -- and the standard for all emcees to come.
To be a true eco-friendly celeb these days, you really have to walk the walk: Exchange the leather for hemp, the fossil-fuel-generated electricity for solar power and the veal for organic veggies…