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  • The haunted history of 'Paranormal Activity'

    The haunted history of 'Paranormal Activity'
    Steven Spielberg was certain his copy of "Paranormal Activity" was haunted. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: 'Paranormal Activity': An article in today's Calendar about the film "Paranormal Activity" misspelled the last name of DreamWorks...
  • Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety

    Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety
    For much of the 20th century, Variety was the entertainment industry's bible, a must-read of Hollywood. Barely into the 21st, the venerable trade newspaper has been dethroned by bloggers and collapsing revenue. Now its formidable editor in chief -- who...
  • 'The Switch'

    2 1/2 stars Set in Manhattan, "The Switch" is all over the place, but around the halfway point it starts getting interesting and the people who put it together are at least working in a realm of reasonable intelligence and wit and respect for the...
  • 'Toy Story,' soccer spur Disney

    The Walt Disney Co. rode World Cup soccer, "Toy Story 3" and careful cost controls to increased revenue and profitability in the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest earnings reports released Tuesday. Revenues topped $10 billion for the...
  • 'The King's Speech' might get a post-Oscars nominations re-edit

    The challenge now is making "The King's Speech" into the lingua franca. With a dozen Oscar nominations under its belt, the movie's executive producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein is ready to unleash a new marketing strategy that aims to rope in...
  • Ghost in the Hollywood machine: 'Paranormal Activity' beat the odds (and gave Spielberg the willies)

     
    You may remember John Horn's name from our Comic-Con International coverage, he led our team of reporters in San Diego while I took a year off from the expo so I could sit on a beach in Hawaii with my......
  • Tom Gores joins the hunt for Miramax

     
    Walt Disney Co. hopes to unload the assets of its recently shuttered specialty label Miramax Films by mid-March. But at this juncture it's unclear which prospective buyer is willing to fork over the premium the entertainment giant is seeking. Two......
  • Ovation rises for Miramax

     
    Ovation TV, a small independent cable channel based in Santa Monica that is devoted to arts and culture, wants to stand up and bid for Miramax Films. Miramax's movie library of sophisticated and Oscar-winning titles such as "Shakespeare in Love,"......
  • Carl Icahn details tense talks with Lions Gate leading to hostile tender offer

     
    Carl Icahn, who launched a not-so-tender offer on Monday to raise his stake in Lions Gate Entertainment to nearly 30%, wants to put his own person on the independent studio's board in order to scrutinize its investments in movies and......
  • Icahn makes tender offer to raise Lions Gate stake to just under 30%

     
    Activist shareholder Carl Icahn launched a hostile tender offer on Monday to raise his stake in Lions Gate Entertainment from 18.9% to just under 30%, seeking to exert more control over the independent film and television studio behind the Oscar-...
  • Disney makes pay cable deals at Starz and Showtime [Updated]

     
    It was "pay cable deal" day at Walt Disney Co. Disney ABC Domestic Television group Thursday renewed its long-term distribution deal with Starz Entertainment to carry Walt Disney Studios films released theatrically through 2015. The previous agreement was...