Month: April 2018

The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole will open simultaneously in the world’s two largest film markets, North America and China. Han Solo has charted his course for China.  Disney and Lucasfilm’s hotly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story has locked down its release date in the world’s second-largest box-office territory. The stand-alone Star Wars film will descend
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Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are teaming on the politically charged action-thriller. Damon Lindelof’s The Hunt has landed a Sept. 27, 2019, release date. Universal Pictures, which is teaming with Blumhouse on the politically charged action-thriller, will have a busy weekend between The Hunt and Everest, an animated comedy-adventure that will also bow in U.S. cinemas
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The veteran distribution executive previously served one term on the board from 2014-2017. He ran for re-election in 2017, losing to David Linde. Dan Fellman, the veteran distribution executive, has been named as Bill Mechanic‘s replacement on the 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming one of three individuals
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‘Ready Player One’ has pushed the combined grosses of Spielberg’s films past $10 billion at the worldwide box office, unadjusted for inflation. Steven Spielberg has become the first member of the $10 billion directors’ club. With his latest film, Ready Player One, approaching $500 million at the global box office, Spielberg’s pics have grossed a
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In resigning from the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bill Mechanic, the former Fox studio chief, has penned a long list of serious problems that he charges the organization has failed to address. “We have failed,” he wrote in an April 12 letter to Academy president John Bailey
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He had represented the executives branch on the 54-member board. Bill Mechanic, the veteran producer and former studio chief, has resigned his position on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he has been one of three governors representing the Academy’s executives branch. Mechanic, who remains a member
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The film is rated PG-13, compared with an R for Schumer’s previous two feature comedies. Will Amy Schumer get the last laugh and prove Hollywood tracking services wrong? Schumer’s new movie, I Feel Pretty, won’t match the openings of her past two big-screen comedies, Trainwreck and Snatched, when it hits theaters this weekend, according to
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From left: Ashley Judd, Issa Rae and Reese Witherspoon Getty Images Ashley Judd, Issa Rae and Reese Witherspoon, Hoda Kotb, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katie Couric, Megan Mullally, Claire Danes and Norah O’Donnell are among the women who will be honored at the 43rd annual Gracie Awards. Each year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation spotlights
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The London-based senior development exec is moving to LA to become senior vp, development and current. Undercover Boss producer, Studio Lambert, is increasing its U.S. development presence by transferring and promoting its senior London-based development executive, Jack Burgess, to SVP, development and current, Los Angeles. Burgess will lead the company’s U.S. unscripted development strategy, reporting
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Martyna Majok’s probing play examines the human condition through the lives of four lonely people, two of them dealing with physical disabilities. Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living, a haunting, rigorously unsentimental identity play that refutes stereotypes about people with physical disabilities and their caregivers, has been named the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for
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The British Academy will honor HBO’s fantasy series for “revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries” of television production. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTAs, will give a special award to Game of Thrones for the show’s contribution to the art and craft of TV. The HBO fantasy series will receive a special
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