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Joe Roth Becomes An Advisor At Revolution Studios As Private Equity Firm Takes Control

It’s a wrap for Joe Roth at Revolution Studios, which he founded in 2000. He’ll become a strategic advisor to the company with a first-look TV development deal, the company says today, after it received a major infusion of cash from Fortress Investment Group. Show More Summary

Produced By: Joe Roth Traces Journey from Production Assistant to Powerhouse Producer

From failing his way up to out muscling directors, the veteran shared stories with an audience on the Warner Bros. lot. read more

FLASHBACK: Top QB in 1977 NFL Draft died two months before draft

In 1977, one of the NFL's top prospects never made it to the NFL. Cal quarterback Joe Roth died of skin cancer two and a half months before the draft.

Legendary Sets Julius Onah To Helm ‘Brilliance’

EXCLUSIVE: Julius Onah has been set by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures to direct the David Koepp-scripted adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel Brilliance, which Joe Roth and Palek Patel are producing along with Legendary. It’s got tent pole potential. Show More Summary

Tom Sherak Funeral: Widow Brings 1,000 Mourners to Tears

Amy Pascal, Alan Horn, Joe Roth, Dick Cook, Terry Semel, Jim Gianopulos, Tom Rothman, Barry Meyer and Brad Grey were among those at the Thursday morning service. read more

Joe Roth's 'Third Act': From 'Gigli' to Billion-Dollar Producer and Pro Soccer Superstar

After the fall of Revolution, a string of bombs, and a "flunked midlife crisis," the two-time studio chief now co-owns a wildly popular Seattle pro sports team and has a slew of big movies on the horizon, including Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent." "For good or bad, I'm the busiest producer in Hollywood," he says. Show More Summary

Tom Werner Joins Board of Legendary Entertainment

The TV producer and Boston Red Sox owner replaces Joe Roth, who is stepping aside to avoid a conflict of interest as he is producing movies for Legendary as well. read more

Joe Roth Leaving Legendary’s Board Of Directors

After serving just over two years, Joe Roth is stepping down from the board of Legendary Entertainment effective September 25, the company announced today. Roth’s departure comes out of a potential governance conflict that he and the...Show More Summary

Summer Box Office Fallout: Studios' New Fear of the $200 Million Tentpole

"The Lone Ranger" and "R.I.P.D." create a new reluctance to bet big on franchises; says producer Joe Roth: "Everyone is trying to get [budgets] down about 20 percent." read more

Joe Roth Settles ‘Anger Management’ Suit

Jason Shuman and his Blue Star Entertainment filed the original $50 million lawsuit in April 2012, alleging that Anger Management producer Joe Roth reneged on an agreement with the consultant for work he had done for Roth’s Revolution Studios on developing Anger Management into a TV series for FX. Show More Summary

Joe Roth Settles Lawsuit Over Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' (Exclusive)

Jason Shuman claimed he was robbed of tens of millions of dollars in backend compensation when the actor's financial demands needed to be satisfied. read more

Cillian Murphy Boards ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’

EXCLUSIVE: Cillian Murphy jas joined the cast of In The Heart Of The Sea, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Brian Grazer is producing with Joe Roth, Paula...Show More Summary

Universal Makes Seven Figure Deal For ‘The School For Good And Evil’

EXCLUSIVE: Boy, does Joe Roth have the hot hand when it comes to irreverent fairy tale fare. Deadline revealed last Thursday that the Oz The Great And Powerful producer had partnered with Jane Startz Production to acquire movie rights to The School For Good And Evil. Show More Summary

FX Developing Drama About 1950s Tabloid Hollywood From Author James Ellroy

FX has bought a drama pitch from L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy and producers Joe Roth and Clark Peterson. Based on Ellroy’s 2012 novella Shakedown, the project is set in the tabloid world and underbelly of Los Angeles circa the...Show More Summary

Kelly Reilly Lands Lead In Sony Drama ‘Heaven Is For Real’

EXCLUSIVE: Flight actress Kelly Reilly will play the mother of a boy who emerges from an operation claiming to have been to heaven in the Sony pic. Joe Roth and T.D. Jakes are producing the faith-based drama. Plucked from the New York...Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes with Oz, the Great and Powerful

One might assume that, like other recent films, Oz the Great and Powerful takes place in an entirely computer-generated environment. Surprisingly, it doesn't. Producer Joe Roth explains, "I think one of the misconceptions is that we were making a CGI...

No Dorothy in ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Sequel; WB Developing New ‘Oz’ TV Series

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Oz the Great and Powerful' producer Joe Roth says Dorothy won't appear in the sequel. Meanwhile, WB is putting together a TV series described as 'Game of Thrones in the Oz world.'

Sequel Bits: ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, ‘Transformers 4?, ‘The Muppets… Again!’, ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’, ‘Machete Kills’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Alice in Wonderland 2?

LeVar Burton has some issues with J.J. Abrams‘ attitude toward the Star Trek franchise, and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with that Star Wars gig. Also after the jump: Producer Joe Roth talks a bit about Alice in Wonderland 2 Transformers 4 will be darker and grittier, says Mark Wahlberg Benedict Cumberbatch‘s John [...]

Jim Hill: Joe Roth Reflects on Oz The Great and Powerful, Looks Forward to Maleficent in 2014

It's every screenwriter's nightmare. To be in the office of one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, pitching all of your script ideas. Only to then have that mover-and-shaker repeatedly say "Nope. Not interested." But that's exactly what happened back in 2009 to poor Mitchell Kapner.

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