American film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. has died, aged 88.
He passed away on Friday (09Jan15) of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son John Goldwyn, who is also a film producer, told The New York Times.
Son of movie pioneer Samuel Goldwyn, who produced hits such as Wuthering Heights, The Pride of the Yankees, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Guys and Dolls, he followed in his father's footsteps and built a glittering Hollywood career.
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'The Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence will announce the 84th Academy Award nominations later this month.
Jennifer Lawrence will announce this year's Oscar nominees.
The actress - who herself was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 'Winter's Bone' last year - will host the nominations launch alongside Academy president Tom Sherak at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on January 24.
The announcement of ten of the 24 categories will be made at 5:30am PST.
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Paramount today (Wednesday) unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The logo displays a more-distant view of the company's mountain, with a sunrise (or sunset) behind it. The words "100 Years" is superimposed on the mountain. Paramount said that the logo will first be seen at the beginning of Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, which opens first in IMAX theaters on Dec. 16. In 2013, the "100 Years" will be removed from the logo, the studio said. Actually, the first film to be produced by the studio, The Squaw Man , wasn't released until 1914. Presumably the studio is dating the birth of the studio from the time its founders, Cecil B. DeMille, Samuel Goldwyn, and Jesse L. Lasky came together to form the company, which was originally called Famous Players/Lasky Corporation.
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Shailene Woodley, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants Wednesday 16th November 2011 Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at the Premiere of The Descendants at Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, on 16 November 2011. Photo: Ian Wilson
George Clooney kept making fart noises on his phone on the set of 'The Descendants', his co-star Shailene Woodley has claimed.
The Hollywood hunk is famous for his love of outrageous practical jokes but he had to tone down his humour because 10-year-old actress Amara Miller was on set, his co-star Shailene Woodley has revealed.
So 50-year-old George had to revert to more childish pranks to get a laugh.
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Paramount, Hollywood's oldest studio, is about to get a makeover. The studio, whose first home was an old barn where Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille produced The Squaw Man in 1914, will take over some adjacent properties and develop a new facility, which, when completed, will add 1.4 million square feet of production space. Estimated cost $700 million. A huge outdoor fake sky and the area around it are expected to be removed and the space used for office and studio construction. In the digital age, when computers can easily insert any sort of sky known to nature into a scene, such relics are no longer necessary. Before construction can begin, a host of building permits and environmental impact reports will be required and any objections from neighbors must be dealt with, but Eric Garcetti, the city councilman who oversees the Hollywood area, apparently expects no serious hurdles. He told the Los Angeles Times that he is "very excited to see the confidence Paramount has in Los Angeles and Hollywood. I believe we are in Hollywood's second golden age right now."
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