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  • Barbara Dreyfus Named Head of Motion Pictures for Will Packer's Production Company

    UTA talent agent Barbara Dreyfus has been tapped as head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions. Packer, whose comedy "Ride Along" scored big at the box office with $48 million this past weekend, recently signed a three-year first look deal...
  • 'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive

     'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive
    By the time summer rolls around, moviegoers will have seen Kevin Hart in five films within a year. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor's BET sitcom "Real Husbands of Hollywood," meanwhile, has scored solid ratings. And then he was invited to spend seven...
  • Movies with black casts make a green argument

    Movies with black casts make a green argument
    It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
  • David Janollari Entertainment Taps Pair of Development Veeps

    David Janollari's banner at Universal TV has added Anne-Marie McGintee and Chris Markey as vice presidents of development. Janollari ran programming at MTV before setting up his production company at Universal TV, so the hiring of McGintee, MTV's...
  • Andrew Young and son of MLK help found network aimed at African Americans

     
    Martin Luther King III, a son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and former UN Ambassador and onetime Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young are teaming up to launch Bounce, a broadcast network aimed at African Americans. The network, which plans......
  • Stale-looking 'That's My Boy' is a raunchy risk for Adam Sandler

     
    “That’s My Boy” will be Adam Sandler’s first R-rated comedy under his own brand (as opposed to films he’s made with prominent directors like Paul Thomas Anderson or Judd Apatow). “That’s My Boy” is being...
  • Will 'Think Like a Man' put director Tim Story on Hollywood A-list?

     
    “Think Like a Man,” starring Tyler Perry and made on a meager $12-million budget, is now a significant comedy hit; will it boost the career of director Tim Story?...
  • VOD Spotlight: Bringing “Think Like a Man” to the screen

     
    Few people who see a self-help book think to themselves, “Gee, that would make a terrific movie!” but when producer Will Packer (Stomp the Yard, Obsessed) noticed Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man in women’s...
  • 'Think Like a Man' brings romance to Culver City

     
    The upcoming Screen Gems movie “Think Like a Man” is a romantic comedy based on the best selling book by comedian Steve Harvey. It’s also a love letter of sorts to Culver City, which plays a starring role in the movie that opens next...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man' is surprise No. 1 again [Updated]

     
    "Think Like a Man" was a surprise No. 1 at the box office for the second consecutive weekend, grossing $18 million. Four new films, meanwhile, underperformed -- including the Judd-Apatow produced romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement," starring...
  • 'Think Like a Man': Is this a watershed moment for black films?

     
    "Think Like a Man," starring Kevin Hart and Meagan Good, won the box office this weekend; the black-oriented romantic comedy took down "The Hunger Games."...