Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is stepping down as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA said Friday that their board will gather Saturday to … Click to Continue »
After six years as head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, Christopher Dodd is stepping down as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. The organization announced today Dodd will leave his position as CEO on September 4 and from his position as chairman at the end of the year. Show More Summary
Christopher Dodd will step down as chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America after six years as the head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to comment. The industry group is expected to announce Dodd’s...
LOS ANGELES — The Weinstein Co.’s movie “3 Generations” has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating, instead of the original R assigned by the Motion Picture Association of America, after the distributor made some changes to its trans…...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, we reported that The Weinstein Company, producers behind the upcoming film 3 Generations, were fighting the Motion Picture Association of America to change the "R" rating they'd given the film, fearful that this rating would prevent the young people that would benefit most from seeing it. Show More Summary
After dropping the trailer late last night, we now have the official theatrical poster for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ shark survival thriller 47 Meters Down (here’s my positive review of the film), in theaters on June 16, 2017, a month before this year’s “Shark Week”. Johannes Roberts directs this excellent thriller that stars Mandy Moore […]
After a short delay, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures will now be releasing Johannes Roberts’ excellent shark survival thriller 47 Meters Down (here’s my positive review of the film) in theaters on June 16, 2017, a month before this year’s “Shark Week”. We now have the film’s official trailer that has serious bite, honing in on […]
The onetime Holmby Hills estate of early motion picture pioneer Allan Dwan, once listed for as much as $35 million, has sold for about half that amount — $18.8 million. The Robert Finkelhor-designed home was built in 1939 for Dwan and his second wife, actress Marie Shelton. The filmmaker, who died...
Motion Picture talent agent Dana Harris has movedto CAA from WME, where she has worked for the past six years and was an agent for the past three. During her stint at her previous agency, she worked with writer E. Max Frye who was nominated...Show More Summary
Washington, D.C., circa 1903. "Billy McClain." Noted entertainer and impresario (1866-1950) who started out in minstrelsy and whose interests eventually came to encompass boxing promotion and motion pictures. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.
Track: Per Qualche Dollaro in Piú | Artist: Ennio Morricone | Album: For a Few Dollars More [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Read more...
Author of David Grann stopped by our offices to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z - now an acclaimed motion picture from Amazon Studios.
Once upon a time, a biopic about Albert Einstein — particularly one starring Geoffrey Rush and co-produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, who also has a directing credit on the project — would have been a major motion picture and part of the flurry of end-of-the-year Oscar conversation. In ... More »
If current talks between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) fail, writers...
On Monday, the Writers Guild of America announced that of the members who voted, more than 96 percent voted to authorize a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Unless a new deal is reached within aShow More Summary
The current contract between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires on May 1.
Last night the Writers Guild of America took one step closer to the picket lines, voting overwhelmingly in favor of striking if a contract agreement cannot be reached the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers by May 1st. The...
The vote could lead to the first production shutdown in a decade, as a labor contract between the two writers’ guilds and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires at midnight May 1.
The Writers’ Guild of America has voted yes to authorizing a strike if the guild’s current negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers doesn’t resolve by the May 1 deadline.
Harvey Weinstein isn’t one to shy away from publicity, but his recent criticism of an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on his company’s new movie 3 Generations isn’t a publicity stunt, or so he claims. 3...Show More Summary