Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

TrustNordisk Picks Up Ingrid Bergman Docu

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for Stig Björkman’s documentary “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words,” an intimate portrait of the young Swedish actress who became a revered Hollywood star. The Scandi company will present a short promo for the film at the EFM. ”We are proud to represent the film about... Read more

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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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