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Monday, Apr. 3, 2023
While Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were writing "The Last Duel," their first screenplay together since their 1997 breakthrough, "Good Will Hunting," they noticed that something in their winding and usually separate careers had been missing.
"I remember my wife said to me one day: 'I haven't...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
It must be a daunting prospect to pick up a franchise on the third movie. Add in the pressure of following filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Steven Caple Jr. in your directorial debut that you're also starring in and it's enough to make you wonder what on earth Michael B. Jordan was thinking....
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022
European regulators on Tuesday cleared Amazon's purchase of Hollywood studio MGM, saying the deal doesn't raise any competition concerns.
The online shopping giant said last year that it was buying MGM in a $8.45 billion deal aimed at bulking up its video streaming service with more...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for "Dreamgirls" when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before, when Hudson, freshly cut from American Idol, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana. But this time was different: The Queen of Soul...
Monday, Jul. 5, 2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Andy Jassy, who ran Amazon's cloud-computing business, replaced Bezos, a change the company announced in...
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly going to review Amazon’s proposed $8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM, the movie and TV studio behind such properties as the James Bond franchise, Legally Blonde and Shark Tank.
News of FTC scrutiny comes after...
Wednesday, May. 26, 2021
Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, "Legally Blonde" and "Shark Tank," with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.
Amazon is paying $8.45 billion for MGM, making it the company's second-largest...
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019
Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck.
He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the WWII novel "From Here to Eternity," made the impresarios behind "The Price is Right"...
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
The storied movie studio MGM is getting back into distribution, teaming with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures in a joint venture that could have ramifications for the next James Bond film.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Annapurna on Tuesday announced a partnership to distribute films in the...