When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small.
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New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss...
William Self, a producer and television executive who was in charge of television production at 20th Century-Fox during the 1960s and early `70s when its list of successfulshows included "Peyton Place," "Batman" and " MASH,"...
Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey has signed a contract extension that will keep him atop the Viacom Inc.-owned Hollywood studio through 2017. The agreement marks a continued vote of confidence in Grey by Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and chairman
Thursday's headlines include a look at the weekend box office, more developments in the investigation of the activities of News Corp.'s now-closed News of the World tabloid and the FCC may issue some new rules for the media industry.
Relativity Media will buy a commercial spot during the SuperBowl to advertise its military action film "Act of Valor," joining three of Hollywood's six major studios in buying costly promotional time during the most popular sporting event of the year.
With the departure of "Stretch Armstrong," Universal Pictures has no plans for any more movies based on Hasbro toys beyond this summer's release of "Battleship"--marking an inauspicious end to a much-hyped deal signed four years ago.
Louisiana’s film industry is gearing up for another busy year, with movies starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford and Russell Brand set to begin filming in the state early this year.
You have to admire Sacha Baron Cohen’s (and Paramount’s) gumption — it’s not many Super Bowl ads that start with images of dead dictators (Kadafi and Kim Jong Il) before going on to tease a wide-release movie ("The Dictator," due May 11). The rest of the 30-se
Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Barbie and Ken dolls! Will and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have gotten the doll treatment from the Mattel and will hit stores around the world just in time for the couple's first wedding anniversary.
Kirk Douglas has written a lively new memoir about one of his greatest triumphs. Titled “I Am Spartacus!” it recounts how Douglas helped break the midcentury anti-communist blacklist by secretly hiring Dalton Trumbo to write “Spartacus,” the historical epic th