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Laura Ziskin Bequeathed Money To Lee Daniels' The Butler

7th January 2014

Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin made sure her final project, Lee Daniels' The Butler, made it to the big screen by leaving money for the film in her will.Ziskin was working on the movie prior to...

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41 Producer Credits On The Butler "Embarrassing" For Pga

11th September 2013

The controversy over multiple producers' credits has reared its head again with the box-office and critical success of Lee Daniels' The Butler. TheWrap.com noted today (Wednesday) that the movie lists 41 producers in the screen...

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Lee Daniels Credits Dying Producer With Bringing The Butler To The Big Screen

15th August 2013

Lee Daniels has credited late Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin with bringing The Butler to the big screen as she refused to give up work on the film even as she lay dying.The moviemaker brought the...

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Gwyneth Paltrow To Produce Cancer Telethon

11th July 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow has stepped in to replace Laura Ziskin as executive producer of a cancer telethon after the moviemaker lost her fight with the disease last year (11).Ziskin co-founded Stand Up To Cancer (Sutc), a...

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Sally Field Honoured To Have Worked With Late Producer Laura Ziskin

3rd July 2012

Veteran actress Sally Field's career has come full circle after working with late producer Laura Ziskin on her final film, the new summer (12) blockbuster The Amazing Spider-man - because the pals started out as...

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Laura Ziskin And Ronni Chasen Land Jewish Honour

27th September 2011

Late producer Laura Ziskin and PR guru Ronni Chasen, who was murdered last year (10), will be honoured during the annual Jewish High Holy Days celebrations in Los Angeles.The Yizkor Memorial Service on Yom Kippur...

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George Clooney & Tobey Maguire Pay Tribute To Producer Ziskin

17th June 2011

George Clooney and Tobey Maguire are among the stars paying tribute to late movie producer Laura Ziskin in a new Hollywood Reporter tribute to the brave cancer victim.Ziskin passed away on Sunday (12Jun11) and two...

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Spider-man Producer Laura Ziskin Dead At 61

13th June 2011

Spider-Man and Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost a seven-year battle against breast cancer. A founder of the advocacy group Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Ziskin, who was 61, had helped raise millions of...

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Laura Ziskin 'Pretty Woman' Producer Dies Aged 61

13th June 2011

Laura Ziskin, the American producer, studio executive and charity campaigner, has died aged 61. Laura Ziskin, best known for producing 'Pretty Woman' and the 'Spider-Man' movies, lost her battle with breast cancer after first being...

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Producer Laura Ziskin Loses Cancer Battle

13th June 2011

Producer and health campaigner Laura Ziskin has died after losing her seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 61.The moviemaker passed away at her Los Angeles home on Sunday (12Jun11). Ziskin made her name as...

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George Clooney Criticised For Not Using Enron Stage Cast

6th December 2010

George Clooney has come under fire for not using the same stage cast in his forthcoming adaptation of 'Enron'.The Hollywood hearthrob is to co-produce and direct the satire of greed and though playright Lucy Prebble...

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Ziskin Offers Support To Applegate

6th August 2008

SPIDER-MAN producer LAURA ZISKIN has voiced her support for CHRISTINA APPLEGATE as the actress battles breast cancer. The 36-year-old announced the news of her illness on Saturday (02Aug08), with Applegate's spokesperson adding that she is...

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Borat Passes On Presenting Oscar

23rd February 2007

SACHA BARON COHEN will not be a presenter at Sunday's Academy Award ceremony (25FEB07), because he could not appear as his famous character BORAT SAGDIYEV. Baron Cohen has been reluctant to make appearances as himself,...

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Maguire Earns Respect For Battling Back Pain

15th January 2007

TOBEY MAGUIRE has earned the lasting respect of SPIDER-MAN director SAM RAIMI and producer LAURA ZISKIN after agreeing to take on death-defying stunts with a chronic back injury. Raimi insists he uses stuntmen when he...

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Degeneres To Host 2007 Oscars

8th September 2006

ELLEN DEGENERES will host the Oscars for the first time in 2007. The comedienne-turned-US talk show host will take charge of the 79th Academy Awards on 27 February (07) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood....

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Fascinating Fact 1814

21st July 2006

SUPERMAN producer LAURA ZISKIN will take charge of next year's (07) Oscars while working on the third Spider-Man movie. The double duty worked out fine for the producer back in 2002 when she oversaw the...

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Tobey Maguire: I Was Sacked From Spider-man

12th May 2003

Rumours that TOBEY MAGUIRE had been sacked from his role as SPIDER-MAN for the forthcoming sequel were true - even if he is now back playing the role. The actor has confirmed that...

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