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Hey, Media Companies: What's Next?

Over the last week, Americans across the country have protested systemic racism and police brutality against Black people following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This past weekend, cops responded with more brutality, and media companies decided it was the right time to chime in, tweeting out…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Minneapolis, Race, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Racism, Protests, Sony, Cbs, Warner Bros, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, Cw, Paramount


How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With Al Ruddy, Producer of ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ ‘Little Fauss and Big Halsy,’ and ‘The Longest Yard’ [Part 2]

A few days ago, we spoke with legendary producer Al Ruddy about the making of The Godfather , Ladybugs and Megaforce (which the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered in their most recent episode). Today, in Part 2, we continue our epic discussion with Al Ruddy—this time talking about Million Dollar Baby , Little Fauss and Big Halsy and The Longest Yard … 4. MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004) AL RUDDY: I did a movie with Clint Eastwood called Million Dollar Baby . It was f...
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398 arrests in LA overnight, 2 LAPD officers hospitalized after George Floyd protests

Violent protests overnight in downtown LA Saturday, May 30, led to 398 arrests and left two police officers hospitalized. Days of protests have taken place across the country after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Floyd, 46, was an unarmed black man who died on May 25 in police custody after a Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck. The officer was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States. Those taken...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Orange County, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Paramount, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


1992 L.A. riots protester: ‘People are willing to fight’

He watched the car fires, the store-front windows being smashed and the looting on television with his granddaughter in his arms. He saw the peaceful protesters trying to make a point about police violence and the angry mobs bent on destruction. “People are willing to fight,” he said. “It’s part of the struggle. Positive things come from rioting. These people would rather die than be oppressed. That’s how I felt.” Mark Craig, now 51, was one of the iconic participants in the 1992 uprising after ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, California, La, White House, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John F Kennedy, Lapd, Paramount, Craig, Emmett Till, Southern California, Mark Craig


Tear gas fired into crowds of protesters in Santa Monica; scattered looting reported

Wide-spread looting occurs in stores off Broadway as police attempt to clear a sit-in protest for the killing of George Floyd on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Wide-spread looting occurs in stores off Broadway as police attempt to clear a sit-in protest for the killing of George Floyd on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery w...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Abc, California, La, America, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Ocean, Broadway, Lapd, Paramount, White, Santa Monica


Santa Monica moves up curfew to 4 p.m. amid large protest, reports of looting

Around 700 protesters angry over the death of George Floyd marched up and down Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday, with small groups breaking off to loot a mall and stores in the area. By the afternoon, the city had moved up its curfew. Previously in place starting at 8 p.m., the curfew now will start at 4 p.m., said Constance Farrell, a Santa Monica spokeswoman. Kneeling, protesters in Santa Monica ask police officers to kneel with them. @ladailynews pic.twitter.com/RWzMOFAutF — pierce sin...
Tags: News, Protest, California, La, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Ocean, Paramount, Santa Monica, Ocean Avenue, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Place, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Small, peaceful protest gathering in Paramount urges justice for George Floyd

Tony Warfield, 49, of Paramount said he’s here to peacefully protest police brutality. But he’s also here to “prevent rioters from taking over the conversation.” @ladailynews pic.twitter.com/5E8ggau0Hq — pierce singgih (@piercesinggih) May 31, 2020 Residents in Paramount joined other cities throughout the nation to protest police brutality on Sunday afternoon. A small group of protesters gathered at noon at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Paramount. “As a black man, I’m pretty si...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Paramount, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Los Angeles County, National Guard, Jose Cruz


LA braces for 5th day of protests over George Floyd killing

Los Angeles County awoke Sunday morning, May 31, anticipating a fifth straight day of unrest, as demonstrators continue to demand justice for George Floyd — even though some gatherings have devolved into violence, looting and clashes with police. Several protests are planned throughout the county Sunday, from Long Beach to to Pasadena. Torrance and Paramount will also see demonstrations, and police will likely prepare for yet another night of mayhem in downtown Los Angeles. Chaos overwhelmed do...
Tags: Apple, News, Protest, Minnesota, La, Police, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Broadway, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Original Content podcast: ‘The Lovebirds’ has charming leads and not much else

“The Lovebirds” was originally slated for a theatrical release, but with movie theaters closed, Paramount decided to release the film through Netflix instead. But even without a global pandemic, a Netflix release was probably the right call. As we discuss latest episode of the Original Content podcast, this doesn’t feel like a movie that would have done well in theaters. It is, to be clear, a funny and watchable, thanks in large part to the charming performances of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Ra...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Paramount, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, The Lovebirds, Original Content Podcast, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


Script Changes Led Paramount to Bail on Killers of the Flower Moon

Script Changes Led Paramount to Bail on Killers of the Flower Moon Following the recent news that Apple has partnered with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to finance their upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that it was script changes that ultimately led Paramount Pictures to pull back their investment in the film. RELATED: Leonardo DiCaprio Eyeing Possible Role in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up While Apple covers the large budget, Paramount wi...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese, Adam Mckay, Don, DiCaprio


Paramount Got Nervous About ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Because Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character Changed From Hero to Villain

Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon has the great director working with two of his most famous collaborators, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. You’d think that would be enough to sell any studio on the project, but Paramount had serious issues with Scorsese’s $200 million-plus budget. In order to get the film made, Scorsese took the movie to Apple, who will pay the budget in full while Paramount remains involved only as a partner. So what happened? Why did Paramount end u...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Fbi, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, True Story, Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro, Tom White, Killers of the Flower Moon, William Hale


Here’s Why Paramount Got Nervous About Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon has the great director working with two of his most famous collaborators, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. You’d think that would be enough to sell any studio on the project, but Paramount had serious issues with Scorsese’s $200 million-plus budget. In order to get the film made, Scorsese took the movie to Apple, who will pay the budget in full while Paramount remains involved only as a partner. So what happened? Why did Paramount end u...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Fbi, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, True Story, Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro, Tom White, Killers of the Flower Moon, William Hale


How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With Al Ruddy, Producer of ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Megaforce,’ and ‘Ladybugs’

This week, the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered Megaforce (1982), an over-the-top action film directed by famed stuntman, Hal Needham.  The first person I got in contact with was Megaforce ’s producer, Al Ruddy. But unfortunately, he replied, “I’m participating in a German-produced documentary on the film currently and with my other projects, I simply have no spare time.” I thanked him for the quick reply and then assumed we’d never cross paths again. But less than 24 hours af...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, California, America, Features, New York Times, Bellevue, Marvin, Manhattan, Marlon Brando, Mario, Jack Warner, Evans, Bob


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel is Officially in the Works

Faster than you can say “gotta go fast,” a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has been greenlit. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announced that development has begun on a sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog, after the incredible box office success of the video game adaptation earlier this year, despite being cut short by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy were fast to pick up a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, announcing that a follow-up to the live-action family comed...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Josh Miller, Variety, Tim Miller, Pat Casey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Robotnik


‘The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever’: ‘A Quiet Place’ Producers Team Up With ‘Robopocalypse’ Author for Sci-Fi Movie

Paramount Pictures has picked up a new sci-fi film from the producers of A Quiet Place. Daniel H. Wilson‘s spec script The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever has been picked up by Paramount, with A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller set to produce under their Fully Formed Entertainment banner. Variety reports that A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are teaming up with Daniel H. Wilson, who is best known for writing the New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse, ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Nasa, New York Times, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Wilson, John Krasinski, Eric, Marie, Brad-Fuller, Andrew-Form, Screenwriting


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have commenced development on a sequel to the live-action family comedy. The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. The movie is still in the development stage […]
Tags: News, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Josh Miller, Pat Casey, Jeff Fowler, Sega Sammy


Paramount Pictures Developing Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Paramount Pictures developing Sonic the Hedgehog sequel! This year saw the long-awaited film adaptation of the iconic Sega video game character Sonic the Hedgehog race to critical and commercial success for Paramount Pictures and after months of waiting on word about the future, Variety has confirmed the studio is developing a sequel! RELATED: CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2 Though the film is still in early development and no casting decision...
Tags: Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Josh Miller, Tom, Variety, Tim Miller, Green Hills, Pat Casey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sonic


Goldstein & Daley Talk Dungeons & Dragons and Flash Movies!

Goldstein & Daley talk Dungeons & Dragons and Flash movies! Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have been a powerful collaborative duo for nearly 15 years and in a new interview with , the duo have opened up about their DC Extended Universe Flash movie that never came to fruition and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons adaptation at Paramount Pictures. RELATED: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley Eye Dungeons & Dragons The duo were just prepping to head to the United Kingdom and sta...
Tags: Movies, Australia, United Kingdom, Flash, Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, Chris Mckay, Michael Keaton, Paramount, Wizards Of The Coast, Gary Gygax, Courtney Solomon, Daley, Dave Arneson, WB, Tom Holland


‘Quiet Place’ Producers and ‘Robopocalypse’ Author Team on Sci-Fi Spec for Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount Pictures has landed Daniel H. Wilson’s spec script “The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever” from “A Quiet Place” producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Form and Fuller will produce under their Fully Formed Entertainment banner, which signed a first-look deal at Paramount last summer. Wilson adapted from his own short story, which follows a […]
Tags: News, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Wilson, Fuller, Andrew Form, Daniel H Wilson, A Quiet Place, Robopocalypse, The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever, Brad Fuller Form


Paramount and Apple Teaming Up to Make Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Back in April, we found out Martin Scorsese was again having trouble locking down funding for Killers of the Flower Moon, an adaptation of David Grann’s book of the same name with Leondaro DiCaprio and Robert De Niro on board to star. At the time, the filmmaker was hoping that a streaming service like Neflix or Apple would come through and help Paramount Pictures pay for the production, and it sounds like he got his wish. Apple will be teaming with Paramount Pictures to make Killers of the Flow...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Movies, Drama, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Getty, Oklahoma, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, MGM, Martin-Scorsese, J Edgar Hoover


Apple in Final Talks to Produce Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Apple is in final talks with Paramount to co-finance and produce "Killers of the Flower Moon," a Martin Scorsese film that has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will cost upwards of $150 million, a price tag that led the project's backers to look for ways to mitigate its cost. MGM and Netflix were also potentially interested. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is based on the David Grann book of the same name.Set in 1920s Oklahoma when the...
Tags: Apple, Fbi, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Paramount, MGM, Martin Scorsese, David Grann, Osage Nation, Killers of the Flower Moon, Flower Moon, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple


Apple & Paramount Partner for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Apple & Paramount partner for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon After it was reported last month that Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) was in negotiations with multiple streaming services for financing his long-in-development adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Paramount Pictures and Apple have entered final talks to co-finance the film. RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Reveals Rick Dalton’s Fate With the project set to star ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Netflix, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese, Leo Dicaprio


25 Years After It Hit Theaters, ‘Casper’ Remains a Melancholy Technical Marvel

The image of a ghost conjures menacing motives and lingering negativity that can harm the otherwise safe, living person. However, a morbid fascination with the afterlife hovers over our culture and has remained present throughout time. This spiderweb of spooky intrigue is intricately woven into our traditions through a facade of cute Halloween decor and scary movies audiences can enjoy from a comfortable distance to make sense of what we wish to understand and accept the most: death.  A refr...
Tags: Movies, Features, Roger Ebert, Casper, Mel Gibson, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Antoni Gaudí, James Horner, Lazarus, Harvey, Leonard Maltin, Frankenstein, KAT, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Wise


‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Replaces Nicholas Hoult With Esai Morales as the Villain

Nicholas Hoult has been steadily carving out a fascinating niche for himself as a charismatic, scenery-chewing antagonist, which made his casting as the Mission: Impossible 7 villain feel like a fitting next step for the young British actor. But due to production delays for the Christopher McQuarrie-directed action sequel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hoult has been replaced with Esai Morales. The star of NYPD Blue, La Bamba, and Ozark takes over the role of the Mission: Impossible ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Morales, Nicholas Hoult, Hoult, Christopher McQuarrie, Action/Adventure, Esai Morales, Vanessa Kirby, McQuarrie, Henry Czerny, Tom Cruise Rebecca Ferguson Simon, Mission: Impossible 7


Esai Morales Joins Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

Esai Morales joins Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 Director Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram to reveal that Esai Morales (La Bamba, Titans) has officially signed on to join Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming action sequels Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 which are set to premiere on 2021 and 2022, respectively. Details about Morales’ character are still being kept under wraps.   View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Ben Affleck, Nasa, Dc, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, Paramount, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Penn, Hayley Atwell, Morales, La Bamba, Christopher McQuarrie, Deathstroke


Michael Bay to Produce Pandemic Thriller Songbird

Michael Bay to produce pandemic thriller Songbird What’s better than living in a pandemic? Why, watching movies about pandemics, of course! At least, that’s what Michael Bay is hoping. According to Deadline, the Transformers director is set to team up with former Paramount production chief Adam Goodman to produce the low-budget pandemic thriller Songbird — and the film is expected to go behind the cameras within five weeks. RELATED: Yorgos Lanthimos Reuniting With The Favourite Scribe For Th...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Thriller, Paramount, Goodman, Yorgos Lanthimos, ComingSoon, Movie News, Pandemic, Simon Boyes, Josh Cooley, Adam Goodman, Sony Bay, Eben Davidson


Tracee Ellis Ross Debuts “Love Myself” Music Video From The High Note

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Tracee Ellis Ross Debuts “Love Myself” Music Video From The High Note Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) has debuted the official music video of “Love Myself” from her upcoming music dramedy The High Note, which is set to debut on digital platforms on May 29! The music video can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Listen to Tracee Ellis Ross’ New Song From The High Note Soundtrack Originally set for a theatrical release, the film will now be availabl...
Tags: Video, Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, Sony, Maggie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Paramount, Golden Globe, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Movie News, Kelvin Harrison, Nisha Ganatra, Nathan Kelly, Alexandra Loewy


‘The Lovebirds’ Review: Charismatic Leads Can’t Save This Flat Rom-Com

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is hard, at least in The Lovebirds. This breezy rom-com from director Michael Showalter takes the immensely likable, very good looking Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, and sets them on a madcap capper involving mistaken identity, blackmail, and murder. It has all the makings of the type of mid-budget piece of entertainment Hollywood tends to avoid these days. A light runtime (86 short minutes), two attractive leads – what’s not to love? Well…a couple of thi...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Paramount, Don, Rae, Aaron Abrams, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Leilani, Paul Sparks


Toy Story 4’s Josh Cooley Set To Write & Direct Malamander For Sony

Toy Story 4’s Josh Cooley set to write & direct Malamander for Sony Thomas Taylor’s fantasy novel Malamander has been a hit since its publishing last year and now Sony is getting to work on bringing it to life on the big screen with Toy Story 4 helmer Josh Cooley signing on to write and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Rogen, Goldberg & Tolmach Developing Bubble Adaptation For Sony Written by Taylor and featuring artwork from Tom Booth, the novel is set in a seaside to...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Disney, Sony, Hasbro, Sony Pictures, Pixar, Taylor, Paramount, Herbert, Tom Booth, Cooley, ComingSoon, Movie News, Josh Cooley, Peter Kang


The Future of the ‘Star Trek’ Film Franchise is Uncertain, According to Simon Pegg

The future of the Star Trek film franchise at Paramount Pictures appears to be in limbo. At one time, there were discussions to get a Star Trek 4 off the ground that would have given us a time travel story where Chris Pine as Captain Kirk teamed up with Chris Hemsworth his late father George Kirk. Unfortunately, difficult salary negotiations stopped the movie dead in its tracks, and according to Simon Pegg, there doesn’t appear to be any urgency to pick up where Star Trek Beyond left off in 201...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Cbs, Chris Hemsworth, Paramount Pictures, Noah Hawley, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Simon-Pegg, Star Trek Beyond, Chris Pine, Kirk, J J Abrams, Picard