Film News Archives: Page 2

This is page 2 of the film news archives.

Amazon.com in Talks With Studios About Movie Downloads (March 10, 2006): The New York Times reports that Amazon.

AOL Cuts Deal With Katalyst Films (February 14, 2006): Katalyst Films Inc.

Morgan Freeman Film to Debut on Film and Web at Same Time (February 7, 2006): The USA Today reports that Morgan Freeman's ClickStar company is working on a movie called 10 Items or Less starring Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega.

Young Movie Watchers Prefer Web for Film Information (February 3, 2006): A Hollywood Reporter article says 90% of the coveted 13-24 age moviegoer demographic is looking for information on the Internet instead of in newspapers and magazines.

Disney Close to Buying Pixar (January 23, 2006): Disney is said to be in serious talks to acquire Pixar in a buyout worth $7 billion.

Teshkeel Brings Marvel Comics to the Middle East (December 15, 2005): Teshkeel Media Group has announced an agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

DreamWorks to Release Madagascar 2 in 2008 (November 12, 2005): DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that the studio will produce a sequel to the computer-animated comedy Madagascar, which has passed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office.

Jon Gordon Named named President of Production, Universal Pictures (September 2, 2005): Veteran production executive Jon Gordon has been named President of Production, Universal Pictures, joining recently named President of Production Donna Langley.

Wedding Crashers Obtained Rare Box Office Feat (August 31, 2005): Earlier this month The New Line Cinema comedy Wedding Crashers pulled off the extremely rare feat of ascending to the top of the box office chart for the first time in its third weekend of release with a $20.

War of the Worlds Earns Over $500 Million Internationally (August 24, 2005): War of the Worlds, a Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Cruise, has passed the $500 million threshold at the worldwide box office, taking in over $218.

Steven Spielberg to Direct Munich (August 18, 2005): Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that the upcoming film being directed by Steven Spielberg will be titled Munich.

Lions Gate Films and LL Cool J Announce Film Deal (August 16, 2005): Lions Gate Films has signed a multi-year, multi-picture development and production deal with LL Cool J aka James Todd Smith, it was announced by Michael Paseornek, President of Production, Lions Gate Films.

Transformers Movie Website Launches (August 12, 2005): The Transformers movie will open nationwide on 07-04-07.

Robert G. Friedman Steps Down From Paramount Position (August 8, 2005): Robert G.

PricewaterhouseCoopers: Entertainment and Media in Strong Position for Growth (August 5, 2005): The global entertainment and media (E&M) industry is in its strongest position since 2000, and will increase at a 7.

Scott Foundas Named L.A. Weekly's Film Editor (August 2, 2005): Scott Foundas has been announced as L.

Principial Photography Begins on Borderland (July 29, 2005): Lions Gate Films, the motion picture acquisition, production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment, announced that principal photography has begun on the new crime thriller Borderland in and around Tijuana, Mexico.

MTV's Tempo to Offer Caribbean Programming (July 5, 2005): Tempo, a new cable television network dedicated to Caribbean music and culture, will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc.

Topher Grace Joins Spider-Man 3 Cast (June 27, 2005): Topher Grace has joined the cast of Spider-Man 3, it was announced by director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studio's Avi Arad.

HBO and New Line Cinema Launch Picturehouse (June 24, 2005): Picturehouse is a new theatrical distribution company founded and jointly owned by HBO and New Line Cinema.