Guillermo del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which had been in limbo, gets a release date
The Walt Disney Company said Friday it has agreed to sell Miramax Films for around $660 million to an investor group.
U.S. stocks were headed toward an early selloff Friday, following a weaker-than-expected reading on second-quarter economic growth.
It's a no-brainer why DreamWorks wants to ally with Walt Disney.
With Hollywood still reeling from the untimely death of actor Heath Ledger, the news of director Anthony Minghella's passing after surgery, has sent the film industry into a tailspin.
In the post-"Star Wars" era, a major divide has opened between summer blockbusters, often special-effects extravaganzas, and the late-year prestige films.
Normally, we don't trouble ourselves much with companies sporting mere $110-million market capitalizations, but then again neither do most of the people involved with the modestly named Genius Products Inc.
The influential filmmakers create a $285 million fund for Asian films, hoping to expand audiences and maybe save some money too
Wait until you see what is about to happen to you," says Harvey Weinstein, sitting in the back seat of a midnight-blue Peugeot, car No. 3 in a nine-vehicle motorcade. The procession is inching down La Croisette, the seaside boulevard that meanders through Cannes on the French Riviera. Tonight it is lined on both sides with fans hoping to catch a glimpse of celebrities en route to the premiere of Michael Moore's "Sicko."
Penelope Spheeris put herself on the map as an independent filmmaker in 1980 with "The Decline of Western Civilization" about the punk music scene. More than a decade later, she was given an opportunity most of her peers only dream of -- directing Mike Myers in "Wayne's World," her first studio film.
The movie is bad, and everyone in the screening room knows it. But Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lions Gate Entertainment, isn't fazed. "Just because it sucks doesn't mean we can't make a few bucks with i...
There are few wide-open races in this year's Academy Awards.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the brothers who recently left Miramax, the successful movie studio they founded, have raised $230.5 million as a move towards opening a new studio, according to a published report.
"An Unfinished Life" gathered dust on a shelf at Miramax for two years before finally seeing the light of day. The belated release is understandable. Slowly paced with an extremely predictable ending, the film has its faults.
To score really big at the box office, Hollywood should be chasing down the (much) younger generation, a new study says.
Hollywood has a formula for summer blockbusters: Spend an ungodly sum in hopes of making a whole lot more. But ROI-wise, nothing beats the low-budget sleeper that rakes in hundreds of millions. Thi...
Miramax's PR approach to its Oscar hopefuls has always been pretty simple -- loudly insist a movie is brilliant until people start to believe it.
Hero, Crouching Tiger and House of Flying Daggers -- Chinese martial arts movies have been making some breathtaking moves on the international cinema circuit in recent years.
After 15 years of churning out some of Paramount Pictures' biggest hits, producer Scott Rudin is shifting his movie company to rival Walt Disney Co. (DIS), where he is expected to help reinvent the company's specialty unit, Miramax Film Corp., the Los Angeles Times reported in its Tuesday editions.
Stocks are poised for a strong start Wednesday ahead of economic reports as portfolio managers adjust their holdings in the closing days of the quarter.
WHILE MICHAEL EISNER AND HARVEY Weinstein cop star billing in Disney vs. Miramax, one fellow who is their polar opposite--calm, even-keeled, and low ego--may be the savviest power player in this me...
Like the models themselves, the corporate sponsors for Lingerie Bowl 2005 -- the model-playing alternative to Super Bowl XXXIX -- have been revealed. But one company whose film will be advertised during the show is not so happy to be exposed.
Media and entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Co. has moved closer in recent days to severing its relationship with its Miramax Films unit, according to a published report.
Stocks appeared ready for a comeback after Thursday's selloff amid stable oil prices, a rally in the dollar and falling wholesales prices that eased concerns about inflation.
"Finding Neverland" tells the inspiring story of author J.M. Barrie, a man who created a magical land of wonder, heart and spirit in his famous story "Peter Pan."
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Walt Disney Co. doesn't intend to renew the contracts of Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the co-founders and co-chairmen of its Miramax Films unit, according to a published report.
IN AN ERA OF CEOS UNDER ATTACK, NO boss has faced the flak that Disney chief Michael Eisner has--and survived. Since last spring, when he beat back a very public effort to oust him (led by Walt's n...
Michael Eisner expects to make a clean break with Disney when he leaves his post as chief executive officer in two years -- neither staying on the board nor taking on the chairman's job, the veteran CEO said in a magazine interview.
"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" has cast her spell on Paramount Pictures, which has signed a deal to co-produce a live-action film based on the Archie Comics character.
Hollywood's favorite obsession of late has been speculating about the future of the movie world's odd couple: Harvey Weinstein and Michael Eisner. Everyone knows that the Miramax chief, like Pixar'...
To the casual moviegoer, the release date of a film is irrelevant. The radio, television and Internet advertisements warn us all a few weeks prior to release what's on the horizon and we plan our weekends accordingly. As a result, the frantic waltz of films around release dates is often lost on the populace. It's a war waged in trenches in Beverly Hills and Burbank, but not in the public eye.
Six months ago Wednesday, Michael Eisner's world teetered.
Stocks looked to open mixed Monday, with lower oil prices countering the negative sentiment that sent the markets tumbling last week.
Charities could be among the biggest winners from the box-office success of the anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," according to a published report.
The Bush administration "made a half-hearted effort" in pursuing Osama bin Laden immediately after the September 11 attacks, and devoted resources to invading Iraq instead, Michael Moore said in an interview, defending points he's made in his new film, "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Michael Moore couldn't have asked for a better buildup to "Fahrenheit 9/11," the anti-Bush flick expected to break box office records for a documentary, if he had tried. That's assuming, of course, he isn't trying.
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will be fighting to get the widest available audience for Michael Moore's movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."
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.
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 Sept. 11 attacks faces another challenge.
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Despite Michael Eisner's pollyannaish take this week, the chances of The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios finding their way back to the bargaining table are slim at best.
Michael Moore's controversial documentary criticizing President Bush could be in theaters before the end of the month, according to published reports.
Some films aren't meant to succeed. Whether too quirky for the mainstream, poorly marketed, or too cheaply made to warrant a major release, these films eventually dissolve away into the world of home video where they are either devoured by the throng of similar titles or revealed to be diamonds in the rough -- otherwise known as cult classics.
Michael Moore's controversial anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to resounding applause from film critics.
The Walt Disney Co. Wednesday reported sales and profits for the latest quarter that easily topped forecasts on Wall Street.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has accused the Walt Disney Company of stifling free speech by blocking the distribution of his new movie critical of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has said the Walt Disney Company is blocking distribution of his new film critical of U.S. President George W. Bush. He spoke to CNN anchor Hala Gorani about the controversy.
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.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said the Walt Disney Company has blocked distribution of his new film critical of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Love him or hate him, Harvey Weinstein is bigger than life.
You've probably heard of Miramax's notorious boss, Harvey Weinstein, but chances are you've never heard of his Newmarket counterpart, Bob Berney. Come Oscar night, that may change.
Peter Biskind's new book, Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film (Simon & Schuster, $26.95), ought to carry an R rating, if not an NC-17. A lively, sprawling, ...
Spotlights pan the sky, and the line of smartly dressed patrons weaves outside a glittering movie theatre. Six new BMW 745LIs slowly come to a stop as celebrities, executives, and other VIPs spill ...
Thomas Eidson is the envy of frustrated novelists with corporate day jobs everywhere. As Fidelity's director of corporate affairs, Eidson is responsible for telling Fidelity's story to the world. B...
It is an axiom that life moves fast in the Internet world. And like a spinning record--if my 11th-grade physics holds up--life at the edge seems to move even faster. That's where startups start up,...
Robert Bingham's Lightning on the Sun (Doubleday) is quite literally a novel in search of a screenplay--a Miramax manuscript is at the center of the plot. The setting: Cambodia before the death of ...
Every once in a while a young actress comes along who seems to have everything: good looks, talent, a killer smile. She appears on the cover of, say, Vanity Fair, wearing very little, next to a hea...
Since its launch last August, Talk magazine has gone through an odd cycle in the media world. First, everyone was talking about it, then nobody was talking about it, then everyone was talking about...
"The new thing at Koster and Bial's last night was Edison's vitascope, exhibited for the first time.... When the hall was darkened last night a buzzing and roaring were heard in the turret, and an ...
Nell Minow leads a double life. A shareholder activist, she works in Washington, D.C., as a principal of the Lens investment fund. She's also a movie buff with a new book, The Movie Mom's Guide to ...
And then the other shoe dropped.
It's a Sunday evening in downtown Manhattan, where an upscale crowd of 200 moviegoers is receiving some vital "truths" about American enterprise--tales of unbridled greed and worker oppression. As ...
Say this for the Sundance Film Festival: In its mix of independent films, you'll find subjects no major studio would touch. What Hollywood studio, after all, would bring you the graphic nudity of S...
This year was a big one for the Weinstein brothers, co-founders of Miramax. Harvey Weinstein saw the Best Picture Oscar go to the studio's sand epic The English Patient and reaped praise as the new...
INDEPENDENTS' DAY IN OSCAR RACE --Daily News of Los Angeles
ONE FALL afternoon in the late 1980s in a glass-walled conference room at Next Computer's California headquarters, Steven Jobs, five other company founders, and a smattering of employees met to rev...