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Andy Gruenberg, Veteran Film Executive, Dies at 68

Veteran film executive Andy Gruenberg, who most recently oversaw theatrical distribution at Netflix, died suddenly on Friday. He was 68. Gruenberg worked on classic films like “Ghostbusters,” “Karate Kid” and “Silverado” while at Columbia Pictures in the 80s and 90s. He then moved to MGM where he served as exec VP of distribution. There he […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Ghostbusters, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Silverado, Gruenberg, Andy Gruenberg

The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020 (ars technica)

Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd. (credit: Columbia Pictures) Fire up your proton packs, people, because there's going to be another Ghostbusters movie from Sony Pictures, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) will direct the new film, which will be set in the same fictional universe as the 1984 original and its sequel—unlike Paul Feige's 2016 all-female Ghostbuster...
Tags: News, Bill Murray, Sony Pictures, Jason, Jennifer Ouellette, Harold Ramis, Columbia Pictures, Reitman, Dan Ackroyd, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman Juno, Paul Feige, Ghostbusters Reitman

Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged $25 million on the awards campaign for David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2009 have awards body voters been showered with so many perks...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Alfonso-Cuaron, The Times, Angelina Jolie, Cbs, The New York Times, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Fast Company, Roma, David Fincher

The New Ghostbusters Movie Already Has a Teaser, but Don't Expect Much

The world has barely had half a day to digest the news that Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters movie, but there’s already a teaser.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Nostalgia, Don, Columbia Pictures, New Ghostbusters

Apple needs to get serious about video. Here are 3 Hollywood studios it could buy to boost its new streaming service. (AAPL)

Apple should be in the hunt for a video content company, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a new report. The company's future growth is dependent on its services business, and a streaming video offering is expected and needed to drive that business, Ives said. Ives think the company has several potential and notable targets. Dan Ives thinks the time has come for Apple to open up its wallet and buy a piece of Hollywood. Like others on Wall Street, Ives, an analyst who covers the iPhone maker fo...
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’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Men in Black’ Crossover is Dead

Back in 2014, when one of the biggest stories of the year was a huge hack of sensitive information from Sony Pictures, details on a potential crossover between the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises came to light. In the years since, updates have been sparse with the exception of a title reveal calling the movie MiB 23. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t looking too good for the wild idea when Jonah Hill called the possibility of the sequel “kind of impossible,” and it turns out he was pro...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Sony, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, Sony Pictures, Jonah Hill, Tessa Thompson, Men In Black, Columbia Pictures, Action/Adventure, 21-Jump-Street, Jump Street Men in Black, Walter Parkes, Awkwafina

7 Things We Learned from the ‘Office Space’ Oral History

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite comedy Office Space. The movie bombed spectacularly at the box office with just under $11 million made in its entire domestic run. That was barely enough to cover the film’s budget. But against all odds, the movie found a big audience on home video and cable and has since become one of the most quoted and beloved comedies of the ’90s. Since this year is a milestone anniversary for Office Space, writer/director Mike Judge, cast members Ro...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Nbc, Boston, Office, Ben-Affleck, Matt-Damon, Fox, Jennifer-Aniston, Madonna, The Office, Jim Carrey, Owen-Wilson, Chris Rock, Peter

Scriptnotes, Ep 378: The Worst of the Worst — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 378 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to dash hopes, ruin friendships, and destroy things we love most. Craig: Oh, thank god. John: As we talk about why bad things need to happen to characters we love. Plus, we’ll be answering...
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James Bond and Oompa Loompas take slot players into different worlds at Southern California casinos

The chimes and clangs of slot machines greet all patrons on a casino floor, but it’s becoming more likely that they’ll hear some familiar pop culture references, too, whether it’s James Bond’s quippy one-liners or a chorus of Oompa Loompas dishing out sweets and bonuses. Pop culture slots are not new to the gaming world, but plenty of movies are getting new life not as Netflix reboots, but as high-tech slot machines with plenty of bells and whistles and video clips featured in the gameplay. The ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Casinos, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Daniel Craig, Sony Pictures, Farmer, MMA, Casino, Montenegro, Alex Rodriguez

2019 movie preview: Marvel looms large, but look who else is prepping releases

Before we get into the most obvious thing about the upcoming movies for 2019 – which is, Marvel is going to make a lot of money, again – can we first look forward to some great filmmakers who’ll be doing exactly what they want to do? Like Martin Scorsese, whose Netflix-backed “The Irishman” reunites our greatest living filmmaker with old cronies Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and tosses Al Pacino into the bargain. It’s a mob epic that spans decades, with a lot of digital de-aging, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Fox, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Ferrari, Ford, Elton John, Leonardo Dicaprio, Hobbs, Seth Rogen

Columbia Pictures Announces Escape Room Challenge with $1 Million Prize

Columbia Pictures announces Escape Room challenge with $1 million prize Columbia Pictures has announced a chance for audiences to win $1 million and a trip to Los Angeles to experience a real escape room in connection to the upcoming psychological thriller, Escape Room. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
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Little Women Star Emma Watson Shares Another Look at the Film

Little Women star Emma Watson shares another look at the film Emma Watson has released another look at the upcoming adaptation of Little Women. The actress posted a black and white still on Twitter, with her, co-star Laura Dern and writer/director Greta Gerwig. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var stand...
Tags: Movies, America, Bbc, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Emma Watson, Meg, Theodore, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Poppins, Laurie, Gerwig, Columbia Pictures, Little Women, Movie News, Willa Fitzgerald

If You Love Holiday Movies, Read This

'Tis the season to be jolly. And, what could possibly be jollier than slipping on a comfy onesie, commandeering the couch, and settling in for a movie marathon? Nothing, that's what.With Halloween behind us, it's time to set our sights on the holiday season. That means lots of twinkle lights, hot chocolate, and holiday music. But it also means that there will be tons of holiday movies available to stream on all your favorite apps and sites for the next few months. And what better way to get int...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Abc, New York City, Nicole Kidman, Lena Dunham, Taylor Momsen, Kate Beckinsale, Finland, Santa Claus, Santa, Mel Gibson, Jack, Ryan Reynolds

The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Listen. Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (because, above all else, we here at Refinery29 are nothing if not academics, of course).There are many different types of breakup...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightley, Ben Affleck, Disney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Vienna, Ireland, Paris

Emma Watson Shares First Set Photo from Greta Gerwig’s Little Women 

Emma Watson shares first set photo from Greta Gerwig’s Little Women As productions continues on the remake of Little Women, Emma Watson took to Twitter to reveal the first behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic novel. The candid photo features Gerwig together with some of the main cast including Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen and Timothee Chalamet, giving us our first look at their characters. Check out the full pho...
Tags: Movies, America, Bbc, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Emma Watson, Meg, Theodore, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Poppins, Laurie, Gerwig, Columbia Pictures, Little Women, Movie News, Willa Fitzgerald

'Men Who Hate Women': The Continuing Misuse of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series and Why It Needs to End

None Let's start by acknowledging that the past few years have witnessed a wholesale shift in mainstream society's views toward consent and appropriation. Rooted in a widening call-out of sexual harassment, assault, and rape culture, this groundswell has challenged forms of misogyny that were, until recently, widely accepted in western societies, and has elevated our understand of, and respect for, principles of equality and consent. The implications of this are significant: while call-out cult...
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Issa Rae, Columbia Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters (EXCLUSIVE)

Issa Rae’s production company, ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures. The pact is unique in that under the agreement, ColorCreative will work with and back projects from emerging, diverse screenwriters. The move comes as the entertainment industry is under pressure to develop films and shows that feature underrepresented talent both in […]
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Female-Led ’21 Jump Street’ Spin-Off Eyeing Tiffany Haddish and Awkwafina to Star

It seems like that 21 Jump Street crossover with Men in Black isn’t happening anytime soon, but Columbia Pictures is still very keen on getting a female-centric spin-off of the Phil Lord & Chris Miller buddy cop comedy franchise off the ground. And they’re trying to line up a couple of promising leading ladies. A new report says Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish, one of the hottest comedy stars working right now, is in talks to take one of the two lead roles in the female-driven take on 21 Jump S...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Star, Ocean, Broad City, Sequels, Sony, Kevin Hart, Bob, Chris Miller, Collider, Columbia Pictures, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord Chris Miller, 21-Jump-Street

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’ is an Unsung Masterpiece of Horror Metafiction

Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: the much-derided sequel to The Blair Witch Project actually rules, thank you very much.) A little over a year after The Blair Witch Project hit theaters and subsequently became a box office phenomenon, Artisan Entertainment released a sequel that did…the opposite. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was meant to capit...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Queens, Sequels, Kim, Stephen, Blondie, Mike, Jeff, Blair, Erica, Columbia Pictures, MCU, Tristen, Joe Berlinger

‘Happy Days’ Casting Director Eddie Foy III Dies at 83

Casting director Eddie Foy III, whose credits include “Happy Days” and the Emmy Awards, died after a fall on Nov. 3, his publicist confirmed. He was 83. Foy had been a casting director for more than 42 years. He worked with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems, 20th Century Fox, and Dick Clark Productions. He served as director […]
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Halloween Takes Hold of the Box Office with Another $32 Million

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Halloween takes hold of the box office with another $32 million Universal and Blumhouse’s Halloween held onto first place at the domestic box office with an additional $32 million haul. The 11th entry in the franchise has brought in $126.69 million domestically and another $45.6 million internationally for a global total of $172.29 million. This marks the first time that an entry in the series has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, and puts the new f...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Bradley Cooper, Sony, Box Office, Lady Gaga, Gary Oldman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cooper, Curtis, Columbia Pictures, David Gordon Green, Linda Cardellini, Blumhouse, Judy Greer, Allyson

Sony Pictures Names Michael Marshall as President of Business Affairs (EXCLUSIVE)

Columbia Pictures business affairs president Michael Marshall has been promoted to the same title across all of Sony Motion Picture Group. Marshall, beloved on the Culver City lot, reported to Sanford Panitch, and negotiated development and production deals for the label. His purview now extends to the studio at large. “Mike has negotiated some of […]
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‘Little Women’, starring Meryl Streep & Emma Watson, is set to film in Harvard, MA this week

The latest adaptation of Little Women, which is being directed by Greta Gerwig, will be filming in the small town of Harvard, MA over the course of the next two weeks. Columbia Pictures and Town Officials have been working on filming permits for a shoot that will take place around the town’s Common, Town Hall, […] The post ‘Little Women’, starring Meryl Streep & Emma Watson, is set to film in Harvard, MA this week appeared first on On Location Vacations.
Tags: Movies, Meryl Streep, Greta Gerwig, Emma Watson, Columbia Pictures, Daily Filming Locations, Harvard Ma, Little Women filming locations, Common Town Hall, Meryl Streep Emma Watson

Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series Lands Jim Sturgess in Starring Role

Apple’s Hilde Lysiak series lands Jim Sturgess in starring role Jim Sturgess has landed the starring role in Apple’s Hilde Lysiak series, according to Deadline. The Hard Sun actor will star opposite eight-year-old Brooklynn Prince, who stole the show in last year’s The Florida Project. The series will be directed and executive produced by Crazy Rich Asians director John M. Chu. The series is inspired by the life of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak and will follow the young girl as she moves to a smal...
Tags: Apple, Florida, TV, Movies, TV News, Kate, Prince, Ivan, Jim Sturgess, Columbia Pictures, SELINSGROVE, ComingSoon, Lysiak, Hilde Lysiak, Brooklynn Prince, Disney Photo

Halloween Slashes Competition with $77.5 Million Debut

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Halloween slashes competition with $77.5 million debut Universal and Blumhouse’s Halloween , the 11th entry in the log running horror series, took the box office by storm. The new film brought in $77.5 million domestically with another $14.3 million internationally for a global debut of $91.8 million. Even when adjusting for inflation, the film is already the fourth highest grossing in the series and will likely challenge the 1978 original for the top spot in the franchise...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Bradley Cooper, Sony, Box Office, Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling, Ben Schwartz, Jamie Lee Curtis, Neil Armstrong, Cooper, Curtis, Ken Jeong, Columbia Pictures, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse

Sonic Branding: What Is It?

'Sonic Logos' may most commonly be associated with text notifications, and the turning on of computers, but the reality that this kind of audio branding is prevalent throughout almost every commercial industry. Here we scrutinize what exactly sonic branding is, and how it's been used successfully in the past. _______________________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever thought about why your text message notification sounds the way it does? Companies li...
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Lisbeth Salander Explored in New The Girl in the Spider’s Web Video

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Who is Lisbeth Salander in New The Girl in the Spider’s Web vignette Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for their upcoming action thriller film The Girl in the Spider’s Web, based on the fourth book in the Millennium series. The video features an interview from Emmy winning actress Claire Foy giving us an in-depth explanation about the film’s badass protagonist, Lisbeth Salander. Check out the video below! Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Daniel Craig, Stieg Larsson, Sony Pictures, David Fincher, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, David Lagercrantz, Golden Globe, Stephen Merchant, Columbia Pictures, Foy, Steven Knight, Movie News, Lisbeth Salander

Sonic Branding: What Is It?

'Sonic Logos' may most commonly be associated with text notifications, and the turning on of computers, but the reality that this kind of audio branding is prevalent throughout almost every commercial industry. Here we scrutinize what exactly sonic branding is, and how it's been used successfully in the past. _______________________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever thought about why your text message notification sounds the way it does? Companie...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hbo, Nbc, Microsoft, Marketing, Samsung, Guest Post, Victoria, Avon, Pixar, Brian Eno, Coca Cola, Coke, Music Business

Rita Hayworth Left a Long Legacy: An Appreciation on Her 100th Birthday

Long before Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, there was Rita Hayworth. The dancer-actress, born Margarita Carmen Cansino, would have been 100 on Wednesday, and even fans of classic Hollywood may not realize how extraordinary her career was. She was the No. 1 box office star of Columbia Pictures in the 1940s, she was Fred Astaire’s […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Variety Archives, Columbia Pictures, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Vintage Variety, Margarita Carmen Cansino

Sony’s Venom Gets a Release Date in China

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sony’s Venom gets a release date in China After surpassing box office expectations everywhere else, Venom webs up a China release date, per The Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Tom Hardy as the titular antihero, will hit Chinese theaters starting on November 9th. Venom hails from Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters and will not be a spinoff of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, wherein Sony allows Spider-Man to be played by Tom Holland. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach...
Tags: Movies, Horror, China, Sony, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Amy Pascal, Parker, Brock, Matt Tolmach, Columbia Pictures, Peter Parker, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Movie News, Venom