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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,...
  • Walter Roy Beery, Stage and TV Actor, Dies at 75

    Walter Roy Beery, an actor who appeared in numerous television shows but whose first love was the theater, died at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 6 from complications of lymphoma. He was 75. Beery supported himself by working as a film broker...
  • 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...
  • Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat

    Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 'The Grudge' Receiving Reboot From Sam Raimi

    Sam Raimi is re-launching "The Grudge" via his Ghost House Pictures banner along with Good Universe. Producers are Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane executive producing. Jeff Buhler ("Midnight...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • 'Brotherhood of the Rose' Plucked by 'Mummy' Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sean Daniel and Jason F. Brown have acquired feature and TV rights to spy thriller "The Brotherhood of the Rose," previously developed as a 1989 NBC miniseries. Also producing are Stephen Michael, Eric Bromberg and Matthew Lindner through their newly...