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‘Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Split Top Disc Sales Honors


Paramount scored top-selling disc honors the week ended Sept. 25 with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” while Walt Disney Studios snagged the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart with its 25th anniversary edition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “Beauty” debuted at No. 3 on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales charts,… Read more »


Jeff Goldstein Named Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution


Jeff Goldstein has been promoted to president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. In his new role, Goldstein will be tasked with overseeing the theatrical rollout of the studio’s films. He has been at Warner Bros. for more than 30 years, beginning his tenure as an intern in the studio’s Los Angeles office. He later… Read more »


‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scribe to Write Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Scarface’ Reimagining (EXCLUSIVE)


After helping create iconic gangsters on shows like “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Terence Winter is now ready to tackle another famous crime figure. Sources tell Variety, Winter has signed on to do a polish of Jonathan Herman’s latest draft of Universal’s new retelling of the “Scarface” story. Given Winter’s expertise creating such characters, and the fact that Winter has real-life relationships… Read more »


‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin to Drive ‘Hot Wheels’


“Star Trek Beyond” helmer Justin Lin has closed a deal to direct Legendary’s “Hot Wheels” based on the car toyline from Mattel. He will also develop and produce the property through his Perfect Storm Entertainment banner. Lin and Perfect Storm will also have an option to co-finance the movie. Plot details are unknown at this time. Since… Read more »


Box Office: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ No Match for Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s’


Tim Burton has had a rough spell at the box office. “Big Eyes” was an Oscar contender that failed to grab any gold, “Frankenweenie” was a bridge too bizarre for family crowds, and “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp, revived a campy ’70s show that most of America had forgotten. Burton, once a reliable purveyor of popcorn… Read more »


Alejandro Inarritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, Legendary Team on Virtual Reality Short Film


After four years of development, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is commencing work on an experimental virtual reality short film to be produced and financed by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s recently established Immersive Entertainment division, will build the virtual world and characters. Iñárritu and frequent collaborator cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will experiment for their first… Read more »


Hollywood Execs Honor Michael De Luca at Shalva Inaugural Gala

Spirit of Hope Dinner, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Sep 2016

As global nonprofit Shalva honored longtime showbiz exec and producer Michael De Luca for his work in the Jewish community, the running joke for the evening was his disservice of sorts for producing the 2008 Adam Sandler comedy “The Love Guru.”  Even the evenings emcee, Jeremy Garelick, noted that his roasts on the night’s honoree went a tad overboard. “Tonight… Read more »


Eddie Redmayne Braces for War in New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer [VIDEO]


Eddie Redmayne learns the rules of New York magic in the brand new trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” In the film, Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, an eccentric wizard who carries a briefcase full of monsters — trouble ensues when the beasts escape. “Mr. Scamander,… Read more »


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