Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died... Read more

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Harry Sloan, Jeff Sagansky Make $303 Million Investment in Indian Pay-TV Service

January 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran Hollywood executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky are investing at least $303.7 million to acquire 33.5% of Videocon d2h, a pay-TV service in India that provides direct-to-home broadcasts. The funds are part of the monies raised in 2013 in an initial public offering by Sloan and Sagansky through their Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company. Monday’s... Read more

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10 Directors to Watch: Dan Gilroy Dissects L.A. in ‘Nightcrawler,’ Next Project

January 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A veteran screenwriter and native Angeleno, Gilroy may be a first-time helmer, but between movie-star wife Rene Russo, Pulitzer-winning dad Frank D. Gilroy (“The Subject Was Roses”), writer-director brother Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”) and film-editor twin John Gilroy (“Salt”), he’s also Hollywood royalty. None are easy acts to follow, yet at age 55, Gilroy is living... Read more

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Box Office Drops 5% in 2014: What’s Behind the Fall

January 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without Iron Man, Batman or James Bond to bolster ticket sales, the overall box office plunged 5.2% in 2014, topping out at $10.3 billion domestically. Audiences cooled to Hollywood offerings, voting with their feet as attendance dropped by an estimated 6% to 1.26 billion, the lowest figure in nearly two decades. “This was the most... Read more

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‘Mister Transparency’ on Life After The Sony Hack

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There’s something a little sci-fi about the world after the cyberattack on Sony. Hackers brought a multi-national conglomerate to its knees. According to the U.S. government, they were doing the bidding of a country that ranks as one of the world’s poorest and most isolated. Whoever did it succeeded in triggering a kind of self-censorship in Hollywood that... Read more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt Top Highest-Grossing Actors List

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The actors and actresses who generate the most money for Hollywood aren’t always the ones with the highest salaries. Last week, Forbes magazine posted a list of the actors who provide the worst return on investment; this week the magazine tallied the highest-grossing actors overall according to figures from BoxOfficeMojo. 1. Jennifer Lawrence is the... Read more

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Kelly Osbourne Settles Above Sunset Strip

December 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Kelly Osbourne LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2 million SIZE: 2,538 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Although she’s owned a Robert Byrd-designed pad just behind the perennially chic Chateau Marmont since 2005, in early 2013 Kelly Osbourne was shacked up in a West Hollywood rental condo across the hall from... Read more

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Kelly Osbourne Settles Above Sunset Strip

December 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Kelly Osbourne LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2 million SIZE: 2,538 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Although she’s owned a Robert Byrd-designed pad just behind the perennially chic Chateau Marmont since 2005, in early 2013 Kelly Osbourne was shacked up in a West Hollywood rental condo across the hall from... Read more

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John Legend Sells Hollywood Hills House

December 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SELLERS: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2,000,00 SIZE: 1,998 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: As the beaver buys property gossips at the L.A. Times first reported, singer-songwriter John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen — she was the cover girl on the always highly sexed-up 2014 Sports... Read more

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Things TV Network Presidents Said in 2014

December 19, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

We've spent a lot of time talking about the best that 2014 had to offer, but what about everything that lies on the other end of the year's quality spectrum? The network presidents spent much of 2014 bragging about, and defending, their various programming and scheduling decisions, no matter how foolish some of them turned out. But some of those proclamations were so outrageous that they deserve revisiting. (I wanted to call this the network presidents' "10 Biggest Lies of 2014," but in fairness they actually believed at least some of these things to be true at the time they said them.) And if you think Kevin Reilly, who stepped down as Fox entertainment chairman on May 29, is going to figure prominently on this list ... you would be correct. 10. Gotham isn't going to have a 22-episode season

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