Producer Steve Golin Sues Lakeshore Over Harrison Ford Pic ‘Adaline’

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 5:47pm PDT

DJP LEGAL BADGEThe CEO of Anonymous Content today let loose against Lakeshore Entertainment over its firing of him last year from the romantic drama Adaline. “There is no polite way to put it: Lakeshore tried to pull a fast one to avoid honoring its obligations to prominent film, television, and commercial producer [Steve] Golin in connection with the upcoming film Adaline, featuring Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, and Blake Lively,” says the breach of contract and Lakeshore-logo__130408224807-200x179unjust enrichment complaint Golin filed today by in LA Superior Court (read it here). Golin and his Overt Operations claim that he is owed “no less than $450,000 and no more than $1,000,000” under a Loanout Agreement with Lakeshore as well as a hefty backend on the pic. The talent and management company boss also says he had no idea about a section of the agreement that seems to give Lakeshore the right to can him as they did. Requesting a jury trial, Golin, who is an EP on HBO’s True Detective among his many credits, and his company are seeking unspecified damages, proper credit and a change in the agreement plus legal costs and the usual “for such other and further relief as the Court deems proper and just” in the 5-claim complaint. Read More »

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Lakeshore & Sierra/Affinity Team On Worldwide Rights Venture For Indie Films

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 3:07pm PST

Lakeshore EntertainmentLos Angeles, CA – January 13, 2014 – Lakeshore Entertainment announced the launch of their partnership with Sierra/Affinity to acquire worldwide distribution rights from independent film producers. The new venture will provide producers and financiers with a unique one-stop-shop alternative to license all or a portion of their worldwide territories.

SIERRA_AFFINITY_LOGO_FINALIt will be financed and operated under Lakeshore’s long-standing international sales, distribution and marketing division, Lakeshore International. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity will work with Lakeshore to identify projects to acquire and the international sub-distributors to exploit the rights. The company will provide producers with levels of speed and certainty to sell their international distribution rights that do not currently exist in the marketplace.

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Lakeshore Entertainment Launches TV Division, Sets Up First Two Projects

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 11:59am PDT

Former ABC exec Chad Hoffman has come aboard to spearhead television strategy for Lakeshore Entertainment as the indie film production, finance, sales, and distribution company moves into the small screen biz. Lakeshore’s TV division launches with a pair of … Read More »

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‘I, Frankenstein’ Set For IMAX Release

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 7:54am PDT

Lionsgate and Lakeshore/Hopscotch’s Aaron Eckhart-starring I, Frankenstein will be released in IMAX theaters around the U.S. and in select overseas territories on January 24, 2014. That’s the same day as the CG-heavy dystopian thriller’s regular domestic release. The … Read More »

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Lakeshore & Hopscotch Tap ‘X-Men’ Scribe For ‘Adaptation Of The Sword’ Graphic Novel

By | Monday July 8, 2013 @ 11:33am PDT

David Hayter has been brought on board by Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features to write the screenplay for The Sword. The adaptation of what could be a potential franchise for the companies, as Deadline Read More »

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Michael Pena Joins Thriller ‘The Vatican Tapes’

By | Friday June 28, 2013 @ 10:08am PDT

Michael Pena has a very busy dance card. Today Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate announced that the actor has boarded The Vatican Tapes. Pena will play Father Lozano in the demonic thriller directed by Mark Neveldine. The Lakeshore-produced pic will start filming next month with Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, John Patrick Amedori, Alex Sparrow and Olivia Dudley also in the cast. Dudley plays a twentysomething who seems to cause death and destruction to those around her. Pena’s character is the local priest who first tries to help. In April, my colleague Mike Fleming Jr, revealed that Pena was joining David O Russell’s con-artist film with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. Last month it was announced that the End of Watch actor would reunite with the cop drama’s director David Ayer for Fury with Brad Pitt. Pena also will be heard as Tito in the upcoming Turbo from DreamWorks Animation. Read More »

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Lakeshore Launches Digital Distribution

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 3:43pm PDT

Lakeshore Premium Digital Content will harness the company’s existing library of film titles under the guidance of new Senior Vice President of Lakeshore International Todd Olsson, formerly of Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Lakeshore Entertainment, founded … Read More »

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Lakeshore Acquires Movie Rights To Graphic Novel ‘The Sword’

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 1:59am PST

In a bid to build a new franchise akin to its Underworld series, Lakeshore Entertainment has secured rights to Jonathan and Joshua Luna’s graphic novel, The Sword. The female-led revenge story is divided into four … Read More »

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‘Walk Of Shame’ Pic Adds To Cast

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 2:40pm PST

Bill Burr, Liz Carey, Willie Garson, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, Oliver Hudson, Alphonso McAuley, Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, Ethan Suplee and Sarah Wright will join Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden in Lakeshore and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment‘s Walk Of Shame. Steven Brill wrote and is directing the comedy, about … Read More »

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Lakeshore To Finance ‘Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?’ Remake

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 10:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

We now have an answer to the question, who is going to produce and finance the remake of the Bette Davis-Joan Crawford classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? The answer is Lakeshore partners Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, … Read More »

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Peter Rogers To Head UMedia’s New International Sales Operation UConnect

By | Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 3:09am PDT

BRUSSELS. uMedia, co-producer of the multi Oscar-winning The Artist has hired former Lakeshore International President Peter Rogers to head up its new international sales division uConnect, part of the company’s expanding London based operations.

uMedia, the production, finance and distribution powerhouse behind films including The Artist, Luc Besson produced A Monster in Paris and most recently Cloclo starring Jérémie Renier, already produces, finances and distributes. It also has a prolific VFX division. uConnect will manage international sales and finance for selected uMedia productions and will also look to invest in a number of new third party projects.

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Global Showbiz Briefs: UK, Africa, Australia

‘Arthur Christmas’ Slays ‘Em In The UK
Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman’s Arthur Christmas jumped to the top of the UK box office this weekend – in its fourth week of release. This bit of holiday magic came courtesy of a £1.9 million weekend take for a cume of £11.5 million. The film has been holding steady in second place since it bowed on November 11 and this weekend faced off against Happy Feet Two for the family audience. Largely positive notices and the British voice cast — including James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton — have no doubt been a local draw. Sony Pictures Releasing UK’s Peter Taylor said: “Opening a movie at No. 1 in such a competitive market as the UK is difficult enough, but to reach the top of the chart in the fourth week of release is almost unprecedented. We are all delighted.”

Tom Hooper Decides Against 3D For ‘Les Miserables’
Although director Tom Hooper flirted with the idea of filming the new movie version of the hit stage musical Les Miserables in 3D, the Oscar-winning helmer of The King’s Speech has decided to stick with 2D. Hooper told the BBC he had been “very tempted” to use 3D but worried that some audiences might “physically struggle” with the format. Not to worry, purists. “I can definitely announce it’s good old-fashioned 2D,” Hooper said at the British Independent Film Awards. “I wanted to make a film that would touch everyone. I believe the story is so strong, 3D is not essential.” Hooper added that the casting of Eponine and Cosette would be announced soon. “I’ve never done a film where big star actors are as obsessed with being in it as this.” Starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Javert, Read More »

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Castings: Jessica Chastain Joins Tom Cruise In Apocalyptic Drama; Eric Bana Is ‘Brilliant’

Jessica Chastain will star with Tom Cruise in the untitled Universal film that Tron: Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski will direct. The film was developed at Disney under Oblivion and retitled Horizons, but the sci-fi action film is currently untitled. Cruise … Read More »

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Sony Launches Online Casting Call Service

By | Friday November 19, 2010 @ 9:04am PST

CULVER CITY, Calif., November 19, 2010 – Moviegoers and TV viewers can now get closer to their favorite projects than ever before with Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Face of the Fan®, a new initiative for virtual talent sourcing. By visiting, users nationwide

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Another Katherine Heigl Film For Sidney Kimmel And Lakeshore

Mike Fleming

katherine_heigl_112Sidney Kimmel, the schmatta magnate who verged on quitting the movie biz after making a bunch of good indie films that flopped, seems reinvigorated with a new strategy: make every film possible with Katherine Heigl.

Kimmel has joined forces with Lakeshore Entertainment … Read More »

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