Obama Set For DreamWorks Animation Visit Next Week
By Dominic Patten – EXCLUSIVE: The last time President Obama was in town back in early August he had a private dinner with Jeffrey Katzenberg – now the Commander-in-Chief is heading over to his top bundler’s DreamWorks Animation Glendale campus for a very public pre-Thanksgiving visit.
Universal, Malcolm D. Lee In Talks To Make ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Sequel After Monster Opening
By Mike Fleming Jr. – EXCLUSIVE: After a rousing opening weekend that saw his sequel The Best Man Holiday gross over $30 million domestically, Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy.
OSCARS: Why A Documentary Nomination Could Be Game-Changer For Gay Love Story ‘Bridegroom’
By Pete Hammond – The steady, emotional journey of award-winning documentary Bridegroom continues with its availability for sale beginning today on iTunes and Amazon. But it is an Academy Award nomination — or even just making that shortlist – that filmmakers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and husband Harry Thomason really want in order to carry their message of love and tolerance for gay couples worldwide.
Box Office Top 10: ‘Catching Fire’s Global Opening Gross Will Hit $307.7 Million
By Mike Fleming Jr. – International numbers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pouring in now, and they are as good as the domestic numbers. The film has grossed $146.6 million in 63 territories, which puts its global opening weekend gross at $307.7 in 65 territories.
OSCARS: ‘Despicable Me 2′s Pharrell Williams Aims For Best Song Spot With “World’s First” 24-Hour Music Video
By Pete Hammond – Pharrell Williams, who has been on the circuit performing his Academy Award contending song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, has created what is being billed at the world’s first 24-hour music video to showcase it.
Sony Pictures Plans More Spider-Man Sequels And Spinoffs – But Still No Marvel Reunion
By David Lieberman – “We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works” involving characters and villains in the series, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Michael Lynton told analysts in a Q&A session wrapping up his operation’s first meeting with investors.
Warner Bros Wins Last Piece Of ‘Superman’ Copyright Case
By Dominic Patten – Looks like Warner Bros is finally free of the last copyright Kryptonite plaguing its ownership of Superman. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today handed the studio another legal win in its battle with the estates of the Man of Steel’s co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – and the court did it with some degree of humor.
Giancarlo Esposito To Direct & Star In Slavery Drama ‘Patriotic Treason’; Ed Harris To Play Abolitionist John Brown
By Jen Yamato – EXCLUSIVE: Revolution‘s Giancarlo Esposito has lined up historical drama Patriotic Treason as his next directing project, with Oscar-nominated Ed Harris set to star as radical abolitionist John Brown.
‘Entourage’ Movie Gets January Start Date
By Dominic Patten – They are getting ready to truly hug it out in front of the cameras. “January 16 start date. Getting pumped,” tweeted Entourage director Doug Ellin today.