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  • 20 Billion-Dollar Composer: For Hans Zimmer, 'The Real Risk Is Playing It Safe'

    Composer Hans Zimmer -- the first creative to raise Variety's Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 -- likes to take chances. Who else would have: » Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their...
  • Hans Zimmer Tunes Up for Charity

    Supporting an orchestra would seem like a natural fit for an Oscar-winning composer like Hans Zimmer, but the history behind the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra creates a more personal connection to the music man. The product of the...
  • Where Are the Kids' Movies This Summer?

    Summer months are synonymous with family moviegoing. This year, however, the tide is out on films aimed at young kids. Last season, the market was flooded with seven all-audience wide releases, including "Despicable Me 2," "Epic" and "Monsters...
  • Remote Control Prods.: Hans Zimmer's Music Factory as a Breeding Ground

    Remote Control Prods., Hans Zimmer's post-production company, is located within a sprawling seven-building complex in a commercial area of Santa Monica. At its center is Zimmer's personal studio, designed to look like "a 19th-century Viennese brothel," as...
  • Hans Zimmer Live: Composer Breaks Out With Performing Career

    Last month's unexpected appearance by Hans Zimmer conducting an all-female string section behind Pharrell Williams on "Saturday Night Live," it turns out, was just the beginning of Zimmer's newfound performing career. On July 18, he will join several...
  • Q&A: Jon Favreau Talks Tech and 'Chef'

    Jon Favreau stumbled upon the plot for his newest film, "Chef" -- about a disgraced culinary chief-turned-triumphant food truck owner -- while meditating. The film, which Favreau wrote, starred in, co-produced and directed, bows in limited release May 9....
  • Q&A: Designer of 'Penny Dreadful's' Hauntingly Beautiful Costumes

    Dark and demented, Showtime's new horror fest "Penny Dreadful" seems to molds monsters out of a seemingly normal world where the enlightened few are aware that something is not quite right -- a fitting mix for the Victorian England-set drama that...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Zurich Film Festival to Honor Composer Hans Zimmer

    MUNICH -- The Zurich Film Festival is to honor composer Hans Zimmer with a special lifetime award. The award will be presented on Oct. 1 at the Tonhalle Zurich at a ceremony that will feature excerpts from some of Zimmer's scores, such as those for...
  • Dean Norris to Play Ben Franklin in History Miniseries

    History has ordered the scripted miniseries "Sons of Liberty" from A+E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment, History and H2 exec VP and general manager Dirk Hoogstra announced Wednesday. The six-part miniseries follows historical figures Sam Adams,...
  • Preview: Schedule of the Biggest Film Festivals This Fall

    Aug. 21-Sept. 1 Montreal World Festival Celebrating its 38th year with a distinctly Gallic flavor, MWFF will open with "We Love You, You Bastard," from French director -- and longtime festival supporter -- Claude Lelouch. Montreal closes with a tribute to...