| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Chinese moviegoers will soon be able to see “Django Unchained,” but it won’t be the same version that was mysteriously pulled from theaters two weeks ago.
Sony Pictures announced Friday that Quentin Tarantino’s freed-slave...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class.
Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School&...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Fox International Productions, the 20th Century Fox Film subsidiary that makes local-language films in foreign countries, has inked a $130-million co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures, a new film and television company.
The four-year arrangement...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Visual effects artists are planning to show their colors next week when President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation SKG.
Hundreds of visual effects artists who work at the Glendale studio are expected to wear green T-shirts to draw attention to the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.
The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Paramount Pictures' movie strategy has long revolved around managing financial risk.
At a time when other Hollywood studios field an occasional risky bet, such as 20th Century Fox's "Life of Pi"; Walt Disney's "Lone Ranger" or "Pirates of the Caribbean"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Warner Bros. Pictures has struck a film financing deal with RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC, a new entity formed by Dune Entertainnment's Steven Mnuchin and RatPac Entertainment, the film finance vehicle of filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian...