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  • Box office: 'How Do You Know' flops; 'Tron' doesn't; and like the bear himself, 'Yogi' is soft [Updated]

     
    On a weekend packed with new releases, some movies came out well positioned to become holiday hits while one was dead on arrival. Walt Disney Studios' big-budget sequel "Tron: Legacy" opened to a solid $43.6 million. The 3-D animation/live-action hybrid.....
  • Disney restructures specialty film label Miramax Films

     
    Walt Disney Studios is dramatically scaling back its specialty film label Miramax Films, slashing 50 jobs, cutting back the number of movies it releases and consolidating its marketing, distribution, operations and administrative support functions into...
  • Universal Pictures' new movie chiefs have their in-house premiere in front of top brass

     
    Universal Pictures' newly promoted executives, Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley, made their off-Hollywood debut this morning as the studio's new movie chiefs. The two took center stage at a town hall meeting on stage 35 attended by several hundred of......
  • Miramax's Battsek is absent as ax swings

     
    Some folks at Disney's specialty movie unit Miramax Films are dismayed that their leader Daniel Battsek jetted off to the London Film Festival this week while the ax is falling on many of his employees and the company is basically......
  • Miramax Films' chief Daniel Battsek out

     
    Daniel Battsek, head of Disney's specialty movie label Miramax Films, is being forced out of his job after a series of flops failed to turn around the struggling company whose brighter moments included such prestige titles as 'No Country For......
  • Walt Disney Studios President Mark Zoradi resigns

     
    In a continued housecleaning at Walt Disney Co., studio distribution veteran Mark Zoradi is leaving the company after 29 years. The departure of Zoradi, president of Disney's motion pictures group, follows the ousting of his former boss, Disney Studios...
  • Fox's Debbie Liebling in talks to head production at Universal Pictures

     
    Universal Pictures, which has endured a horrible year at the box office with such costly misfires as "Land of the Lost," starring Will Ferrell, "Funny People," with Adam Sandler, and Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno," is poised to bring in a......
  • Movie projector: 'Blind Side' set to win slow post-Thanksgiving weekend

     
    It looks as though moviegoers will still be digesting the record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend at the box office. The weekend following the holiday weekend has traditionally been a slow one in movie theaters, and that trend will likely continue this year,...
  • First look: 'Blind Side' tops box office as four new movies disappoint, 'Up in the Air' soars

     
    A relatively modest post-holiday drop put box-office phenom "The Blind Side" at No. 1 on its third weekend in theaters. Meanwhile, four new movies in wide release opened to less than $10 million each, meaning that despite their modest budgets,......
  • 'Bad Santa' 21+ screening at the ArcLight

     
    There are few films that can stain a person's brain like 2003's "Bad Santa." Billy Bob Thornton's corrupt and irascible Santa is one thing, but add to it graphic sex scenes and lines that we couldn't even begin to censor with asterisks, and you've got a...
  • Former Miramax chief Daniel Battsek headed for National Geographic Films

     
    Daniel Battsek, who in late October was ousted as president of Disney's specialty movie label Miramax Films, is in advanced talks to become head of boutique production house National Geographic Films. He would succeed Adam Leipzig, who will leave the........