Sid Ganis’ Jiaflix Teams With China Movie Channel On Netflix-Like Service

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 10:49pm PDT

Jiaflix Enterprises, of which producer and former studio exec Sid Ganis is one of the founders, and the government-owned China Movie Channel plan to launch a Netflix-style streaming service in China, the Wall Street Journal reports. Paramount … Read More »

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Sid Ganis Joins Dolby Labs As Adviser

By | Monday December 19, 2011 @ 8:58am PST

SAN FRANCISCO (December 19, 2011) — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced it has engaged Sid Ganis to support its cinema business and expand relationships with the industry’s creative leaders. Ganis, who most recently served as president of the

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Jean-Luc Godard Will Not Show Up For Honorary Oscar

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that, following a two-month-long cordial exchange of correspondence with Academy president Tom Sherak, Jean-Luc Godard has regretfully notified Sherak that he will not be able to attend the November 13th Governors Awards and receive his

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Tom Sherak Re-Elected AMPAS President

Mike Fleming

It was hardly a cliffhanger, but Tom Sherak was reelected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was voted in last night by the Academy Board of Governors along with Sid Ganis (first vice president), James L. Brooks, (vice president) Phil Robinson (vice president), Hawk Koch (treasurer) and Annette Bening (secretary). Sherak’s first term was marked by the Academy’s controversial decision to expand the Best Picture category to 10 films, for which Sherak was a proponent. While widening the field gave some extra attention to films like District 9, The Blind Side, Inglourious Basterds and Up In The Air, the extra five films were not at all a factor in what really became a two-horse race between Avatar and Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker. Read More »

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