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  • Universal Says MGM Is Trying to 'Scare Away Competitors' in James Bond Lawsuit

    Universal is seeking to dismiss MGM's lawsuit claiming that a project called "Section 6" infringes on its copyrights to James Bond, with U claiming that its rival was trying to gain an "unfounded monopoly on the British spy genre" and even scare away...
  • Vubiquity Buys U.K. VOD Operator FilmFlex

    LONDON -- California-based video services provider Vubiquity has acquired FilmFlex Movies, which was set up as a joint venture between Sony and Disney to provide VOD services to U.K. consumers. FilmFlex has licensing agreements with several U.S. studios,...
  • Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show. But...
  • Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin Board 'Stargate' Trilogy at MGM, Warner Bros.

    MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin on a reimagining of their sci-fi hit "Stargate." Emmerich is set to direct, with Devlin to produce. The idea is to use the film to kick off a planned trilogy that reboots the 1994...
  • MGM Inks Pact with Comcast to Sell Digital Movies

    Comcast reached a deal with MGM Television to sell the studio's titles through its Xfinity On Demand digital store - in some cases before DVD release - as the cable giant continues to bulk up its presence in the electronic sell-through space to rival...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Braves Storm of Policy Battles

    Tom Wheeler believes that television programming is in the midst of a Golden Age. When asked what shows he watches, the FCC chairman doesn't hesitate, reeling off "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Sherlock," and he admits to enjoying the...
  • Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments

    Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments
    Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...
  • 'Need For Speed' rushing to top at Chinese theaters

    What might “Need for Speed” have in common with “Pacific Rim,” “Escape Plan” and “Cloud Atlas”? The Dreamworks driving film might end up being one of those (increasingly less) rare Hollywood movies to...
  • Reel China: Lauded 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' hopes for audience at home

    BEIJING -- The Chinese Film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which took home the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last month, has cleared censorship and will arrive in mainland theaters March 21. But the question now hanging over director Diao...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again

    Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again
    Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...
  • Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film

    Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film
    There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated. And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and...