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  • Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios

    By Disney standards, acquiring Maker Studios for less than $1 billion is chump change considering the eye-popping purchases the conglomerate has made over the years. But even when you consider the multi-billions CEO Bob Iger has lavished on properties...
  • 'Star Wars Rebels': Dave Filoni takes 'Star Wars' back to its roots

    'Star Wars Rebels': Dave Filoni takes 'Star Wars' back to its roots
    "Star Wars Rebels" will be the first look fans get of their favorite science-fiction universe since its creator, George Lucas, sold the property to Disney and stepped down from the helm two years ago. Naturally, fans are approaching the new series with...
  • How Kermit the Frog and the Muppets Got Their Mojo Back

    It's hard to make a comeback in Hollywood -- unless you're swine. In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the...
  • 'Star Wars Episode VII': Actors Battle for Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

    With Adam Driver in line to play the villain in the next "Star Wars," the next order of business for Disney and Lucasfilm is finding the right Jedi to challenge Driver and the evil empire. After meeting with several young actors this past year, sources...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Actors vying for lead role as young Jedi

    'Star Wars: Episode VII': Actors vying for lead role as young Jedi
    "Star Wars" indeed. The battle for the lead role in "Star Wars: Episode VII," the next film in the famous franchise, is heating up, according to a Variety report naming five young actors as top contenders. Disney and Lucasfilm are considering Ed...
  • Netflix announces three new animated series, sets 'Turbo' return

    Netflix announces three new animated series, sets 'Turbo' return
    Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced the next round of original animated series from their partnership on Thursday, with three new original series and new episodes of the previously launched "Turbo FAST." The three new series, which are expected...
  • George Lucas' Request to Today's Filmmakers: 'Don't Forget the Basics'

    "The reason this is happening is because I'm pursuing my own agenda about the school and what I think it should teach," said George Lucas, who endowed three new chairs in a dedication at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Thursday. The audience laughed, but...
  • Who will succeed Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2016?

    Who will succeed Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2016?
    It's one of Hollywood's longest-running guessing games: Who will succeed Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger? And it just got a little more interesting. Anne Sweeney's announcement this week that she will step down as head of...
  • Singapore's Cathay Returns to Production With 'Sister Mambo'

    HONG KONG - Cathay, one of the great old names of Chinese-language film-making is to return to production for the first time in 15 years. As a one-off venture to celebrate its 80th year of operation, the Singapore-based Cathay Organisation will...
  • George Lucas has ties to UIC

    George Lucas may not realize that the computer-generated imagery for his 1977 "Star Wars" movie was created at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1976, California artist Larry Cuba was hired to create a computer model of the Death Star that is used...
  • Pinewood Shepperton Sees Revenue Rise 16.5%

    LONDON -- Revenues at Pinewood Shepperton, one of the world's leading production services companies, rose by 16.5% to £64.1 million ($109 million) in the past financial year, which ended March 31. The group reported profit after tax of £5.4 million ($...