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Time Warner Int’l president Michael Lynton has been appointed chair of Sony Pictures Ent., ending months of speculation over who will replace John Calley. Calley resigned in early October after five years atop the studio. The announcement was made by Howard Stringer, chairman and chief exec. officer of Sony Corp. [...]
Former sit-com king Jerry Seinfeld will make the leap to the big screen, writing, producing and starring in a CG-animated movie for DreamWorks. The comedian has begun scripting Bee Movie, which will revolve around a buzzing, anthropomorphized bee metropolis much like Manhattan. In announcing the project, Jeffrey Katzenberg comments, "Jerry [...]
Warner Bros.’ period epic The Last Samurai easily took the top spot at the box office over the weekend with an estimated $24.4 million. While the film’s success may have something to do with the star power of Tom Cruise, it also owes a debt to inconspicuous digital effects supplied [...]
As we reported earlier this week, director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone) has been brought on to produce stop-motion effects sequences for the upcoming feature The Life Aquatic from filmmaker Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums). When we heard about this, [...]
The Golden Laws, an all-new anime film by Japanese director Ryuho Okawa makes its Los Angeles debut today at the Laemmle Fairfax. A presentation of Laemmle Theatres and IRH Press Co. Ltd., the movie is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ryuho Okawa, who serves as [...]
In a bid to capture young audiences brought up on computers, video games and the Internet, three award-winning animation industry veterans have teamed up to form phuuz ent., a new multi-media company. The founding team is made up of Emmy Award-winning producer/director and former Film Roman executive creative director Eric [...]
Disney’s stocks may be slipping in the wake of the recent board shake up, but the studio is enjoying its best year ever at the box office. Two seafaring adventures, Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, helped the Buena Vista Film Distribution Group set [...]
Animation fans were happy to learn that Sylvain Chomet’s much-lauded animated feature The Triplets of Belleville is up for a Best Foreign Film Independent Spirit Award this morning. The Sony Pictures Classics release, which opened in select theaters last week, will be competing with live-action pics director Fernando Meirelles’ City [...]
Cult fave director Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) has tapped The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick to create stop-motion animation sequences for the upcoming movie The Life Aquatic, according to an article on sfweekly.com. Directed and co-written by Anderson, The Life Aquatic is an adventure tale [...]
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King premiered in director Peter Jackson’s homeland of New Zealand over the weekend and our own Rita Street was there to share with you all the fanfare that is sure to spread around the world as the movie (which she says [...]