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Darren Aronofsky, One, Paramount, Nil, - Director Gets The 'Noah' Cut He Wanted

Darren Aronofsky came to loggerheads with Paramount over his biblical epic, Noah, starring Russell Crowe. The problem lay with the final cut, and the perennial battle between auteur and Hollywood studio reared its ugly head...

Darren Aronofksy And Paramount Feud Over Final Cut Of $125 Million 'Noah'

Having final cut is important to auteurs. Most studios - and almost all of the major ones - finance movies for one thing: to make a profit. Directors understand this, though getting final cut of...

Despite World War Z Success, Paramount Pictures Lays Off 110 Workers

Paramount Pictures is laying off 110 staff at its Los Angeles and international offices, with those in finance, human resources, information technology, international home media distribution and the legal and marketing departments hit hard by...

$50 A Ticket For A Movie? It's Coming Next Week

egal Theaters and Paramount Pictures will roll out a unique mega ticket packaging concept at five theaters when the Brad Pitt starrer World War Z opens on June 21. For $50, moviegoers will receive not...

Paramount Pictures' Michael Grembowicz Dies Aged 50

Michael Grembowicz, Head Of Creative Services at Paramount Pictures, has died aged 50.He passed away on Sunday (25Nov12) after a short illness. Grembowicz began his career as personal assistant to actor Roddy MCDowall...

Netflix's Latest Loss Is Amazon's Gain

Netflix's streaming service seemed more like a television package than a movie collection Tuesday as it ended its exclusive deal with Viacom's Epix cable network (it will still have non-exclusive access to the Epix library...

Netflix's Latest Loss Is Amazon's Gain

Netflix's streaming service seemed more like a television package than a movie collection Tuesday as it ended its exclusive deal with Viacom's Epix cable network (it will still have non-exclusive access to the Epix library...

Michael Bay: 'Leaked Turtles Script Is Not Final Story'

Michael Bay claims a leaked 'Ninja Turtles' script ''saw the shredder a long time ago''.A version of the forthcoming story has been seen on the internet, but the 'Transformers' director - who is a producer...

Lady Gaga Foundation Launches Youth Board

Lady Gaga's charity has launched a Youth Advisory Board.The Born This Way Foundation - which aims to empower young people and give them more opportunities - invited 24 young people aged between 17 and 23...

Lady Gaga Foundation Launches Youth Board

Lady Gaga's charity has launched a Youth Advisory Board.The Born This Way Foundation - which aims to empower young people and give them more opportunities - invited 24 young people aged between 17 and 23...

Warner Bros. Passes On Stephen King Project

Warner Bros., which has a long history of shelling out whatever it takes for a potentially lucrative franchise -- consider the Batman or the Harry Potter movies or the Lord of the Rings -- has...

Kenneth Branagh Likes Variety

Kenneth Branagh thinks it's very important for him to have variety in his acting roles.The actor has taken on many different characters throughout his career and says it's a good thing because he doesn't get...

Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Mississippi Grand

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in 'Mississippi Grand'.The actor is being lined up for the lead role in Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's latest project, which they will direct from a screenplay they penned.The...

Keira Knightley To Star In Jack Ryan

Keira Knightley is in talks to star in 'Jack Ryan'.The 27-year-old actress will reportedly play the lead female role opposite 'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine in Sir Kenneth Branagh's new chapter of the popular thriller...

Sacha Baron Cohen Pens Bond-type Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen is writing a James Bond-style comedy.The 'Dictator' actor and Phil Johnston have sold an as-yet untitled project to Paramount which follows a character similar to the iconic British spy, who is forced...

Sony Bleeds More Red Ink

In a case of "can't win for losing," Sony Films reported a 6-percent increase in sales in its second quarter, thanks in large part to its hit film Men in Black 3 , but all...

Kenneth Branagh To Star In Jack Ryan

Sir Kenneth Branagh is to star in the forthcoming 'Jack Ryan' reboot.The actor-and-director will play a Russian villain who plots to wreck the US economy opposite Chris Pine as the titular detective in the movie,...

European Tv Paying Billions For Hollywood Movies

Hollywood has found a new, lucrative market for its motion pictures European television stations. Today's (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter provides details of a new report, Imported Feature Films on European TV, which lists the largest sellers...

Katy Perry Movie Flops At Box Office?

Katy Perry's movie could prove a flop at the box office.The 'Wide Awake' singer's 3D documentary, 'Katy Perry: Part Of Me', only brought in £4 million in the US on it's opening weekend, despite taking...

Spidey Again Expected To Produce Fireworks Over Holiday

With the Fourth of July falling in the middle of the week, studios and theaters are figuring on a six-day holiday. Good thing, too, since weather forecasts for the Eastern part of the nation for...

Justin Bieber Tipped For Role In Baywatch Remake

Justin Bieber has been tipped to for a leading role in the 'Baywatch' film.There are plans to turn the iconic TV show into a feature film and Jeremy Jackson, who played Hobie Bunchannon, the son...

Justin Timberlake To Star In Baywatch Film?

Justin Timberlake is wanted to star in a big screen version of 'Baywatch'. Producers of the Paramount motion picture are reportedly keen on signing up the 'Social Network' star to play one of the lead...

Like Dallas , Arsenio Hall Will Return After 2 Decades

Fans of Arsenio Hall were no doubt shouting "Woof, woof, woof!" his audience's chant of approval 20 years ago, following news that his old syndication company is reviving his late-night talk show in the fall...

Jennifer Connelly Is In Talks To Star In 'Noah'

Jennifer Connelly is in talks to star in 'Noah'.The 41-year-old actress is being lined up for the role of Noah's wife in Darren Aronofsky's biblical tale alongside Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone.'Black Swan'...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Put Back To 2014

Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' film has been put back to 2014.Initial reports suggested the project had been shelved indefinitely, but this has been refuted, with website ComingSoon.net saying it has been given a...

War War Z To Undergo Rewrite And Reshoots

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' is set to undergo a script rewrite and extensive reshoots even though filming has ended.The actor - who is also one of the producers - shot the post-apocalyptic horror film...

Dish Network's Ergen Defends Ad-skipping Dvr

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has indicated that his company introduced its Hopper ad-skipping DVR in an effort to level the playing field between traditional TV and Internet TV. In an interview with today's (Friday)...

Madagascar 3 Shifting Ad Funds To Digital

If the marketing plan for Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted is any indication, Hollywood's studios may be moving past the traditional strategy of devoting most of their advertising budgets to Thursday-night television commercials and weekend...

Snow White And The Huntsman A Sleeper Hit

Snow White and the Huntsman could turn out to be the sleeper hit of the year. No one had expected that the Universal movie wound wind up with anything close to the $56.21 million that...

Men In Black Whips The Avengers

After three weeks at the top of the box office, Marvel/Disney's The Avengers slipped to second place over the Memorial Day holiday, brought down by Sony's Men in Black 3 . Over the four days,...

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