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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • '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."...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man' rakes in surprising $33 million

     
    The relationship comedy "Think Like a Man" beat expectations, coming in with $33 million at the box office this weekend. The Zac Efron tear-jerker "The Lucky One" grossed a respectable $22.8 million, while the nature documentary "Chimpanzee" started off...
  • 'Think Like a Man's' Will Packer: Hollywood's new buzz king

     
    Ask most producers ahead of opening weekend how well their movie will do and they’ll start bragging about the blockbuster numbers from their studio tracking surveys....