LA Location Filming Down 15% Last Week

By | Tuesday October 25, 2011 @ 8:54pm PDT

Location filming in Los Angeles was down 15% last week compared with the same time last year, the Los Angeles Times reported. FilmLA attributed the biggest chunk in the drop to a 44% decline in feature film production. Commercial shoots were down 11% and TV production shot on location … Read More »

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Guillermo Del Toro In Mirada Studio Launch

By | Thursday December 9, 2010 @ 8:00am PST
Mike Fleming

Guillermo del Toro has teamed with director Mathew Cullen, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro and executive producer Javier Jimenez to launch Mirada, a 25,000 square foot studio in Marina Del Rey. Del Toro, a prolific producer of projects beyond his own directing … Read More »

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Universal Signs Exclusive Deluxe Print Deal

By | Tuesday October 19, 2010 @ 9:08pm PDT

Deluxe, the world’s largest processor of film for the motion picture industry, is now the worldwide provider of 35mm release printing services for Universal which has abandoned Technicolor. (Could it be that … Read More »

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Brad Luff New Dimension Production Prez

EXCLUSIVE: I hear he starts on Monday at Dimension Films as President of Production after final details of his exit from Sony are negotiated. “Obviously we are on a mission to staff up key parts of the company,” The Weinstein … Read More »

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Lionsgate Pleads Case For Its MGM Merger

Mike Fleming

Lionsgate is making its argument for a merger with hobbled studio MGM, a move that is supported by Carl Icahn, who has been trying to take over  the mini-major while simultaneously buying up MGM debt. The timing is meant to … Read More »

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Chris Ball Hatches Wrekin Hill, Will Release Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’

Mike Fleming

Chris Ball, Newmarket president and co-founder, will leave to form Wrekin Hill Entertainment, a new specialty film production and distribution label. Ball will continue his association with Newmarket’s owner, Exclusive Media Group, getting the new shingle started by releasing the … Read More »

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MTV CHANGE-UP: Tony DiSanto & Liz Gateley Exit For ProdCo Backed By Ben Silverman; David Janollari To Get Upped

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I hear that MTV’s president of programming Tony DiSanto and his top lieutenant, SVP series development Liz Gateley, will be leaving the network to form a production company that will focus on film as well as scripted and unscripted television. I hear Ben Silverman’s Electus, backed by Barry Diller’s IAC, will own a stake in the new company which has already lined up a number of commitments, including some from MTV. Meanwhile, former WB entertainment president David Janollari, who joined MTV in January as EVP scripted development, will most likely be elevated to a top programming position at the channel. Janollari, who may not inherit DiSanto’s president of programming title, would probably oversee series but not specials, news and events. I hear Janollari has been offered the job and has until tomorrow to accept, which he is expected to do. DiSanto and Gateley are expected to stay through the end of the year to help with the transition. Read More »

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‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ Alumni Luke Perry And Jason Priestley Reunite For TV Western

By | Tuesday July 27, 2010 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Luke Perry and Jason Priestley have reunited for Goodnight For Justice, a Hallmark Movie Channel original movie starring and executive produced by Perry and to be directed by Priestley. The Western is … Read More »

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Paramount Discovery Toplines ‘Footloose’

Mike Fleming

KennyEXCLUSIVE: After testing more than 1,000 males for the lead role of Ren McCormack in the remake of Footloose, Paramount Pictures is setting Kenny Wormald, a 25-year old trained dancer, from Boston, to star in a film that begins production almost … Read More »

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