| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Paramount Pictures' movie strategy has long revolved around managing financial risk.
At a time when other Hollywood studios field an occasional risky bet, such as 20th Century Fox's "Life of Pi"; Walt Disney's "Lone Ranger" or "Pirates of the Caribbean"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Warner Bros. Pictures has struck a film financing deal with RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC, a new entity formed by Dune Entertainnment's Steven Mnuchin and RatPac Entertainment, the film finance vehicle of filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
“Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Disney has released the opening title sequence for Sam Raimi's $200-million fantasy “Oz the Great and Powerful” online, and before ......
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Marvel's blockbuster superhero flick “The Avengers” and AMC's acclaimed series “Breaking Bad” led the 2013 Saturn Awards, winning in more […]...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Fresh off the buzz from its new trailer, Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has nabbed the centerpiece slot at the New York Film Festival, where it will make its world premiere Oct. 5.
Organizers announced the news Thursday, with...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Some called it “Life of Pi” without the tiger.
Others compared it to Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”
But most critics liked what they saw in “All Is Lost,” an almost dialogue-free narrative feature...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:25 PM
CANNES, France — For his 2011 Wall Street drama "Margin Call," writer-director J.C. Chandor put an ensemble of stars including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Zachary Quinto into corporate offices and had them talk furiously as a crisis...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:03 PM
It looks like Rhythm & Hues is still downsizing.
The El Segundo visual effects company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, is auctioning off assets, including computers, furniture and film equipment.
Bidding will conclude July 24...