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  • Gail Berman Exits BermanBraun

    Gail Berman is leaving the production company she founded in 2007. The former Fox Broadcasting Co. chief issued a statement Wednesday saying she is exiting BermanBraun, which she started seven years ago with partner Lloyd Braun, to jump on a new...
  • In Theory: Who is God rooting for this Super Bowl?

    According to a study by the Public Religion Research Institute, "football fans are more likely than other sports fans to report praying to God (33% vs. 21%). They also are more apt to believe their team has been cursed (31% vs. 18%), and to perform...
  • Disney Laces Up for Jesse Owens Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney is developing a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens, setting up the project with BermanBraun and Netter Films and attaching Antoine Fuqua to direct. Producers are BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun and Netter Films' Gil...
  • 20th Century Fox Breaks Ground on Theme Park Business with First Resort in Malaysia

    If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia. Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
  • Disney Films Come to M-Go's Digital Video Store

    M-Go, a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, announced a content-licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios that brings a selection of films from the Mouse House to the digital-video service including "Monsters University" and...
  • In Sochi Olympic Games, shades of 1936

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Olympics Test Russian Gay Rights Policies

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school

    Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
    A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school. Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
  • Man nearly drowns in Los Angeles County pool

    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after nearly drowning in a Los Angeles County pool, a city fire official said. The man, who has not been identified, had been swimming at the Jesse Owens Community Regional Park pool on...
  • Family: Teen likely brain-dead after near-drowning at public pool

    The family of a 17-year-old who nearly drowned in a public swimming pool over the weekend told a TV station he is on life support and likely brain-dead. The incident occurred about 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens  Community Regional Park in South Los...