Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the…
I don't get it. That was the message of my column 20 years ago in response to a cosmic announcement from Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. They had just told an excited…
MEMO TO: MICHAEL LYNTON AND AMY PASCAL FROM: PETER BART Running a major studio has always been a balancing act, but I confess that I'm getting dizzy tracking your words and actions at Sony Pictures…
Movie stars (and wannabes) are obsessing more and more these days about their social-media presence. Many, like Channing Tatum, Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus, have hired gurus to design sites and…
Sue Mengers, the late, great talent agent, would have loved attending the Geffen Theater Dec. 5 for the gala West Coast opening of “I’ll Eat You Last.” She would have relished the star presence…
The cutbacks and other contortions disclosed by Sony a week ago underscored a bigger question no one wants to pose: Are movie studios an anachronism?
Wherever you go in town this time of year you're likely to run into a filmmaker. Or an actor. Or at least a producer. It's not that normally inaccessible movie stars are suddenly becoming pedestrian…
These should be banner times for the TV news organizations — Obamacare crises are good for ratings — but the newsies seem too caught up in internal melodramas and scheduling shuffles to…
The body count lately has been especially high among production and marketing chiefs. The TV seas, too, have been stormy.
So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?"
Participant is Jeff Skoll's baby — an exercise in what he terms "unconventional philanthropy."