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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


Top 7 Tips for First Time Las Vegas Visitors

Las Vegas is officially known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, owing to the presence of the fine dining, casinos, shopping areas, resorts, and a luxurious ambiance. Located in the Mojave Desert of the Nevada country, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations who want to spend some quality time away from their monotonous lifestyle. However, as it is said everything we see isn’t true, Las Vegas has many hidden facts which can baffle the tourists in the most nerve-wracking manner....
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, US, Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM, Vegas, Mojave Desert, First Time Las Vegas Visitors, Grand Luxor


MGM hands board seat to activist hedge fund Corvex's Meister

MGM Resorts International has struck a deal with hedge fund Corvex Management's founder, Keith Meister, to give him a board seat, one week after a rival activist investor was seen building a position in the casino operator.
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Is this mistake hurting your hotel tech sales? | By Jeremiah Magone

If sales haven't been as strong as you'd hoped in 2018, there are probably as many reasons for that as there are ads on the Internet… But over the past 6 years, as a copywriter and marketing strategist for hospitality tech companies, I've found that a lack in sales generally comes down to one key problem: sending the right message, but at the wrong time. The big problem with this is - if you don't address that issue first, you're going to keep struggling. Because even if you have the be...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, Ppc, San Diego, MGM, Nomura, Jeremiah, Dominguez, HEDNA, Jeremiah Magone, Tecolote Canyon Looking, Michael Dominguez


MGM TV Targets Fall Launch for Syndicated Strips ‘The Drama’ and ‘Personal Injury’

MGM will rollout two half-hour syndicated strips for fall 2019: “The Drama” and “Personal Injury Court.” “Drama” revolves around a cast of experts giving humorous advice to people for problems submitted via social media. “Personal Injury Court” offers a more detailed look at cases involving claims of personal injuries. MGM hopes both shows will attract […]
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Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: A boxing legend, a presidential hopeful, Pacquiao's genius is not done yet

This Saturday at the MGM in Las Vegas, Pacquiao will enter the ring for the 70th time, he is 40, looks ancient in harsh light, has been a professional since he was just 17, when he was 40 pounds lighter than he will be at the weekend. Pacquiao is a living legend in the boxing business, having won his first world title in Thailand 20 years ago and then moving from the flyweight limit of 112 pounds – that’s eight stone – to the light-middleweight limit of 11 stone during the type of journey that w...
Tags: News, Thailand, Manny Pacquiao, MGM, Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, Las Vegas Pacquiao


Stage Director Liesl Tommy Set To Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic

Stage director Liesl Tommy set to direct Aretha Franklin biopic Deadline reports that the upcoming MGM-produced Aretha Franklin biopic has enlisted stage director Liesl Tommy, the Tony Award-winner of the 2016 production Eclipsed, to helm the upcoming project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standA...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Aretha Franklin, Netflix, Oscar, Broadway, Nashville, Detroit, Trevor Noah, Voice, MGM, Adam Sandler, Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin


Aretha Franklin biopic moves ahead with director and writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The “Dreamgirls” actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018 after Franklin selected her for […]
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Liesl Tommy to Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures is moving ahead on its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” tapping stage director Liesl Tommy to direct. MGM set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson — who won a supporting actor Oscar for “Dreamgirls” — had been personally selected for the role by Franklin. […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, MGM, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Liesl Tommy


Thought for the day, Jan. 8, 2019

Elvis Presley, 1957. (Promotion photo for ‘Jailhouse Rock’/Library of Congress) Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist and actor “The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, What’d I do? What’d I do? And he said, ‘Whatever it is, go back and do it again.’” (from a 1972 interview, in “The Leading Men of MGM” by...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, MGM, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day, Jane Ellen Wayne Jan


Cuban posting system, two-way players top baseball’s storylines to watch in 2019

A minor baseball video game title, “Super Baseball 2020,” was released in North America in 1993. Its vision for the future of the sport was more ambitious than its low-res graphics. You could play as a man, a woman or a robot. Every game took place at the same indoor facility, Cyber Egg Stadium. A clock ticked away in the upper-left corner of the screen. Home runs only counted if they were hit to center field. Robot umpires governed with infallible judgment. The next 363 days will point the way ...
Tags: Japan, Supreme Court, Angels, Sports, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mlb, Giancarlo Stanton, Sports Illustrated, North America, Cuba, Rays, Giants, Major League Baseball


‘Creed II’ to Bring ‘Rocky’ Franchise to China in January

More than a month after its U.S. debut, MGM’s boxing drama “Creed II” is set to step into the ring in China on Jan. 4, marking the “Rocky” franchise’s debut in mainland theaters. The sequel to 2015’s “Creed” has so far brought in about $134 million at the global box office since its U.S. debut […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Sylvester Stallone, MGM, Michael B. Jordan, Rocky, Creed II, JL Vision Film


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Chucky Revealed in New Behind-the-Scenes Image

News surrounding the Child’s Play remake hasn’t exactly been received with welcomed arms by horror fans. Many feel a remake is unnecessary since the franchise is still going, and creator Don Mancini isn’t happy about this at all. Perhaps in an attempt to assuage fan concerns, a new behind-the-scenes pic has been released, highlighting the film’s practical effects being used to create the new Chucky. Horror fans love practical effects, and at the very least, this confirms there won’t be a CGI Ch...
Tags: Images, Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Jason Ward, Lars, Don Mancini, Childs-Play, Keith Arbuthnot, Buddi, Todd Masters, Josh Raymond, Chucky Horror


Film News Roundup: Reese Witherspoon to Team With MGM on ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’

In today’s film news roundup, Reese Witherspoon is collaborating with MGM, Jonathan Nolan gets an honor for visual effects, canine comedy “Patrick” finds a home and Forrest Films launches as a distributor. STUDIO ATTACHMENT Reese Witherspoon is teaming with MGM to produce a movie version of Gail Honeyman’s bestselling novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” […]
Tags: News, Reese Witherspoon, MGM, Patrick, Jonathan Nolan, Eleanor Oliphant, Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Forrest Films


Reese Witherspoon to Produce Eleanor Oliphant Film Adaptation

Reese Witherspoon to produce Eleanor Oliphant film adaptation Reese Witherspoon’s production banner Hello Sunshine has teamed up with MGM to produce a film adaptation of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Deadline reports that Gail Honeyman’s best-selling novel will be scripted by Liz Hannah, best known for penning Steven Spielberg’s The Post. The novel was optioned by Hello Sunshine back in May of 2017 as a potential starring role for Witherspoon. It was also the featured noel in Withersp...
Tags: Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Canada, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Vietnam, Penguin Random House, Steven Spielberg, MGM, Eleanor, Gail, Witherspoon, Movie News, Pamela Dorman, Liz Hannah, Eleanor Oliphant


MastersFX Will Reimagine Chucky for the Upcoming Child’s Play Reboot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW MastersFX will reimagine Chucky for the upcoming Child’s Play reboot As the upcoming reboot of the horror franchise Child’s Play creeps closer to existence, MGM and Orion have partnered with the effects company MastersFX to reimagine what the homicidal Chucky will look like. Now rebranded as the BUDDI doll, a contemporary version of the iconic Good Guys doll, will help redefine Chucky for a new age. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Orion, Chucky, MGM, Andy, Mancini, Seth Grahame Smith, Child's Play, Jason Ward, Lars, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brad Dourif, Aaron Schmidt, Don Mancini


Park MGM's New Ideation Studio Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Convention Experience with Cisco Webex Teams

The way people meet continues to evolve, and Park MGM and Cisco are ready to provide that next-level meeting experience in the new 7,000-square-foot Ideation Studio, the most recent member of elite meetings association IACC. Working with Cisco Systems, Park MGM is the world's first hotel to offer groups Cisco Webex™ Boards and Cisco Webex Teams, providing teams a combined real and virtual meeting space for collaborating, video calling, whiteboarding and sharing notes, files and presentati...
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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


Mary Pickford: Hollywood's Most Powerful Waif

None As has been stated often and as we can't be reminded often enough, Mary Pickford was the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era. Since establishing herself as a star in the 1910s -- really a superstar by today's standards -- she'd taken control of her career and produced her own vehicles. This became officially known when she co-founded United Artists, the era's most important independent production company. Now restored and tinted on 4K Blu-ray/DVD combos are two of her cl...
Tags: Music, New York, Hollywood, Review, Drama, Wikipedia, America, Annie, Silent Film, Paramount, MGM, Alley, Film Review, Mary, Kelly, Fred


The Evolution of Peter Jackson: From Studio Head to an Uncertain Future [Part 2]

(This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one right here.) In the wake of The Lord of the Rings and King Kong, Peter Jackson suddenly found himself in the position of being an in-demand effects-studio head for cutting-edge Hollywood productions. Weta’s Oscar-winning work on those films brought heaping attention on the company, which was forced to rapidly expand to accommodate the demand of multiple studios. Everything from Avatar to Planet of the Apes to the Marvel and DC Unive...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Halo, Features, United States, Guillermo Del Toro, New Zealand, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Middle Earth, Wellington, Tolkien, Steven Spielberg, MGM, Neill Blomkamp, Lucas


Fighting with My Family Poster and Photos Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Fighting with My Family poster and photos released MGM has released the official Fighting with My Family poster and new movie stills for the upcoming comedy-drama starring Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Nick Frost, and Vince Vaughn. Check out the poster and new photos in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
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Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral Miniseries Adds Three to Cast

Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral Miniseries adds three to cast According to TVLine, Sleepy Hollow‘s Tom Mison along with Tommy Dewey (Casual) and Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) have been cast in guest-starring roles in Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral miniseries for Hulu. Mison is set to portray the role of Quentin while Dewey and Madekwe will play the characters of Ted and Julia, respectively. PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; v...
Tags: England, TV, New York, London, Movies, Ted, TV News, Hulu, MGM, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Grant, Duffy, Julia, Dewey, Andie Macdowell, Quentin


Bond 25: Lea Seydoux Returning to Franchise

With its spring shoot fast approaching, Eon and MGM have begun bringing back familiar faces for the next James Bond film as Lea Seydoux is set to reprise her “Spectre” role as psychologist Madeleine Swann, a source confirmed to Variety. Daniel Craig is already on board to return, with Cary Joji Fukunaga writing and directing […]
Tags: News, James Bond, Daniel Craig, MGM, Eon, Lea Seydoux, Madeleine Swann, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Bond 25


Chucky Creator Don Mancini is Really Unhappy About the ‘Child’s Play’ Remake

No one seems to be happy about the Child’s Play remake MGM is in the process of making – especially Don Mancini, the writer and director who has been involved with every Chucky movie in the past. Mancini has vaguely voiced his displeasure with the remake here and there, but now, the filmmaker is opening up about his feelings regarding the remake, and revealing why he declined to accept an executive producer credit on the project. We here at /Film haven’t been shy about our distaste for the C...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Mancini, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner, Chucky Mancini, Buddi, Chucky Creator Don Mancini, Post Mortem Podcast Mancini


Michael Feinstein does Christmas songs his way

For anyone looking to put a new ribbon on a season of Christmas perennials, Michael Feinstein happily arrives Saturday at the Musco Center for the Arts in Orange bringing his kaleidoscopic exploration of the Great American Songbook, through the lens of a holiday-themed program. “People are so inundated with specific Christmas songs, that I try to find songs that are timely (but) aren’t filled with sleigh bells and don’t drive people crazy,” Feinstein says. Feinstein, of course, offers much more ...
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‘La La Land’ Cinematographer to Shoot ‘Bond 25’, ‘Rogue One’ Cinematographer Heads to ‘Dune’

The two most recent entries in the James Bond franchise have benefitted from the work of two of the best cinematographers in the business: Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo) shot Skyfall, and Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar, Let the Right One In) shot Spectre. Now the franchise is zeroing in on a collaborator for director Cary Joji Fukunaga: the Bond 25 cinematographer is reportedly La La Land and American Hustle‘s Linus Sandgren. Meanwhile, Lion and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ci...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Sequels, Adaptation, James Bond, MGM, Manila, Dune, Legendary Pictures, Damien Chazelle, Variety, Fraser, Roger Deakins, Denis Villeneuve, La La Land


Take Another Look at ‘A Star is Born’ During Its One-Week IMAX Release

If you just wanted to take another look at A Star is Born, you’re in luck. The Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga drama and Oscar favorite has set a one-week IMAX release later this month. Time to dive off the deep end again, but this time in the gorgeous large-screen format. Variety reports that Warner Bros., Live Nation Productions, and MGM have set A Star is Born IMAX release for one week, beginning on December 7, 2018. That’s just in time for the Oscar race to start heating up, for which A Star is...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Events, Star, Bradley Cooper, Oscar, Imax, Lady Gaga, Musical, MGM, Warner Brothers, Remakes, Gaga, Dolby Atmos, Judy Garland, Cooper


Carnival Night / Hakob Hovnatanyan review – a pair of pre-Christmas Soviet treats

A nimble 1950s Russian musical comedy is coupled with a restored 1967 short by the Armenian director of The Colour of PomegranatesIn 1956, the Soviet Union having passed from Stalinist terror to Khrushchevian unease, the state cinema industry produced one of the most commercially successful films in its history: a musical comedy called Carnival Night, the debut feature from Eldar Ryazanov, previously a documentary-maker.It is as light and nimble as a racehorse jockey – a little miracle of innoce...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Film, Russia, World news, Culture, World cinema, MGM, Soviet Union, Milos Forman, Eldar Ryazanov, Hakob Hovnatanyan, Khrushchevian, Ryazanov


Exclusive: Florian Munteanu’s 5 Favorite Sports Movies

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Florian Munteanu’s 5 Favorite Sports Movies MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures‘ boxing sequel Creed II starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone opened huge in theaters over Thanksgiving weekend, bringing in $55.8 million at the box office. The movie’s breakout star is undoubtedly German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu, making his feature debut as Viktor Drago, the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago from 1985’s Rocky IV. ComingSoon.net had the chance to ask...
Tags: Movies, Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Creed, Tessa Thompson, MGM, Michael, Stallone, Burton, Andre Ward, Danny, Rocky Balboa, Warner Bros Pictures, Adonis, Ivan Drago, Dolph Lundgren


Sylvester Stallone Says Goodbye to Rocky in Instagram Video

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sylvester Stallone says goodbye to Rocky in Instagram video Sylvester Stallone shared a speech on his Instagram video in which the actor celebrates the unexpected reprisal of his iconic character, Rocky Balboa, in the Creed movies. Stallone also discusses passing the legacy on to Michael B. Jordan, embracing the Creed star in the emotional video below.   View this post on Instagram   I am reposting this because there was a technical difficulty. I ju...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Sylvester Stallone, Creed, Tessa Thompson, MGM, Michael B Jordan, Stallone, Burton, Andre Ward, Danny, Rocky Balboa, Warner Bros Pictures, Adonis, Coogler, Ivan Drago