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  • 'San Andreas' to Open a Week Early

    "San Andreas" will rumble a week early after the disaster film shifted from an early June to late May release date. The film centers on a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who is searching for his daughter in the aftermath of a devastating...
  • Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood (Guest Column)

    Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort of. In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg Reflects on Career, Muses on Future at London Fest Talk

    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was in a typically ebullient mood as he addressed an industry audience Oct. 14 with his keynote address at the London Film Festival's Industry Program. The keynote was timed to mark the 20th anniversary of...
  • Holiday Movies Try to Save the Year's Box Office

    Hollywood will spend the rest of 2014 trying to dig itself out of a very deep box office hole, with ticket sales sputtering behind last year's windfall. The difficulty is that the upcoming holiday season isn't just battling the ghosts of Christmases...
  • Warner Bros., Brett Ratner cut deal to create Chinese investment fund

    Warner Bros. is partnering with filmmaker Brett Ratner and two Shanghai-based companies to create a fund that will invest in film, television and live entertainment projects targeting Chinese audiences. The entity, called the Creative Fund, will be...
  • 'Book of Life' Director On Pitching Guillermo Del Toro, Mixing '1,000 Influences'

    It was the pitch from hell. Jorge Gutierrez had been granted entry to Guillermo Del Toro's Los Angeles home, hoping to convince the "Pan's Labyrinth" filmmaker to produce "The Book of Life," an animated fantasy centered around the Day of the Dead. He...
  • SoftBank to Acquire Online-Video Startup DramaFever

    Japan's SoftBank Group said it will acquire DramaFever, an Internet video-on-demand player that specializes in international TV shows and movies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, New York-based DramaFever has raised $12 million to...
  • Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019

    Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019
    After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...
  • Film Review: 'The Book of Life'

    The visuals outshine the story in "The Book of Life," a lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today's toon tropes. But what lovely visuals they are. The feature debut of smallscreen animator Jorge R. Gutierrez (co-creator of Nickelodeon's "El...
  • What's Behind SoftBank's Big Moves in Hollywood?

    Masayoshi Son, the telecommunications mogul behind Tokyo-based SoftBank, has become the first Japanese player in nearly 25 years -- since Matsushita's purchase of Universal Studios -- to buy his way into Hollywood. With the entertainment industry still...
  • BUSAN: CJ Entertainment Announces Next Year's Slate

    CJ Entertainment, which is enjoying its biggest ever year at the box office, has unveiled another powerhouse slate for 2014-15. Kicking off in December, it will release "Ode to My Father," a big-budget drama that marks the return to directing of JK Yoon,...