"The Artist" beat out films from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and George Clooney to top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday -- not bad for a silent, black-and-white French film with no big-name stars.
It's Hollywood's big weekend, but after the celebrations the industry will return to work on Monday in the same cash-strapped state it was in before the Oscars. Many in the business -- including Christian Bale -- are slowly embracing the fact that China is their new frontier.
Bert Fields has fought the legal battles of Hollywood's power players for half a century. He has taken on Disney -- the mighty Mouse House -- and won, more than once. Not surprisingly, his client roster is a virtual Who's Who.
Did you hear the great news about The Weinstein Company? The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the cash-strapped indie studio had reached an agreement with its lenders that positions it for greatness. Again.
Surrounded by expensive pieces of Chinese art purchased from auction houses in London and New York, Wang Zhongjun, China's 50-year old film mogul, appears the very model of a modern Chinese entrepreneur.
Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan, three officials familiar with their conversation said.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein married British designer Georgina Chapman at his waterfront Connecticut estate Saturday night before a star-studded crowd that included Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Cameron Diaz, Renée Zellweger and Naomi Watts – and topped it off with a grand fireworks display.
Tony Blair, who barely two weeks ago handed over the reigns of power as Britain's prime minister to Gordon Brown, is planning a surprise visit to Allen & Co.'s annual media mogulfest at this mountain playground later in the week, Fortune has learned.
MARKETS: Business is Back! April was such a charm! And here we are in May and the beat goes on. Like this on Wednesday: "Orders to U.S. factories surged in March by the largest amount in a year..." (Business is back!) TWX and YUM earnings were tasty and so we have another record for the Dow, crossing (Jordan) 13,200 for the first time. What was really nice to see was that the NAZ and S&P outpaced the Dow, because so much of the rally recently was big stocks outperforming (and playing catch up really with) the rest of the market. Finally the folks who've been saying that big caps looked cheap are looking smart.....Third time's a charm with Cablevision, right? Dolans are paying out $36.26 a share. Can you believe they originally offered $27 last fall? Good for the board to get up, stand up, get up for your rights!....Hey what are you doing this weekend, The (Kentucky) Derby or BRK's annual meeting? Hard to do both, trust me.....
First-time visitors to Wall Street often stand in front of No. 23, the once-fabled House of Morgan, and stare up at the tall, cramped columns of the New York Stock Exchange across the way, or down the six blocks to the East River, turning over in their minds the vastness of the fortunes made and lost in that short stretch of real estate.
Amid Disney's previous objections, Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" is scheduled for release next week. But the movie that criticizes the Bush administration's policies in the wake of the September 11 attacks faces another challenge.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary critical of President Bush, and linking him with powerful Saudi families, including that of Osama bin Laden, is sparking the latest fight within Walt Disney Co.