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Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

February 15, 2018


Filed under Business

LOS ANGELES — With yet another mighty roar, Netflix sent a warning shot to the rest of the entertainment industry — landing a new multiyear deal with prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy, the man behind 20th Century Fox Television’s “Feud,” “American Horror Story,” “Glee” and more. The...

Scott Stuber Joins Netflix in Expanded Role to Lead Growing Original Film Initiative

March 31, 2017


Filed under On Netflix

Hollywood, CA., March 14, 2017 – Film industry veteran Scott Stuber is joining Netflix to guide and grow the company’s original film initiative. Stuber will lead the development, production and acquisition of the company’s expanding slate of original films for its global audience of more than 93 million me...

NETFLIX ACQUIRING LEGENDARY FILMMAKER ORSON WELLES LAST FILM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

March 29, 2017


Filed under On Netflix

Netflix Will Finance Completion of the Film and Distribute Globally (Beverly Hills, CA) March 14, 2017 --- Netflix announced today that the company is acquiring global rights and will finance the completion and restoration of the legendary filmmaker Orson Welles’ last film, The Other Side of the Wind...

Is Will Smith Still The Same Megastar He Once Was? In Today’s Hollywood, Is Anyone?

Is Will Smith Still The Same Megastar He Once Was? In Today’s Hollywood, Is Anyone?

March 10, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Will Smith is clearly not someone who is accustomed to failure. He had a hit hip-hop song on the radio when he was still in high school and has been wildly successful ever since. From the outset of his career, Smith’s trademark as a star has been his ...

Hollywood Film Awards Launch Oscar Season With Two-Hour Infomercial

Hollywood Film Awards Launch Oscar Season With Two-Hour Infomercial

November 18, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) No one knows who votes for the Hollywood Film Awards. Maybe it’s an unnamed 12-person committee, as Dick Clark Productions programming executive Mark Bracco maintains. Maybe it’s solely the province of the event’s founder, Carlos de Abreu, with a little...

Commentary: Religious Tide Turns Against ‘Noah’

Commentary: Religious Tide Turns Against ‘Noah’

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, “50 Shades of Grey” — there’s usually a period of ... well ... let’s call it adjustment, along with a “spirited” give-and-take among fans over such things as cast...

Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

March 25, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Richard Verrier Los Angeles Times (MCT) Propelled by a string of hit family movies, global movie ticket sales set a new record last year, climbing to $35.9 billion in box office revenue, according to a new report. International markets accounted for $25 billion in ticket sales last year, up 5 percent fro...

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 5, 2014


Filed under Movies

By John Horn Los Angeles Times (MCT) The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12 Years a Slave” had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many “12 Years a Sla...

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

March 4, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The TV ratings were up, but some people wondered if Ellen DeGeneres #overdidit with all the #socialmedia at the #Oscars2014. Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards telecast on ABC broke with tradition and reverse-engineered itself for the Twitter gen...

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