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Josh Rottenberg

Josh Rottenberg covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, Details and other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, he has played laser tag with Gary Coleman, taken a road trip in a snow storm with Will Ferrell, smoked a peace pipe with Lisa Bonet, and conducted a career-spanning interview with Kermit the Frog.
How the team behind 'The Meg' set out to build a better giant-shark movie

With the new rampaging-megalodon movie 'The Meg,' director Jon Turteltaub is trying to build on a legacy of shark films that stretches back to "Jaws."

Facing declining Oscars ratings, motion picture academy announces creation of new 'popular film' category

In some of the most sweeping changes to the Academy Awards in years, the organization's leadership is making several moves in an effort to boost the telecast's declining viewership.

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