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Friday, Jul. 20, 2018
Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees.
Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were "inconsistent with company...
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016
A battery of lawyers argued in court Tuesday over whether media mogul Sumner Redstone had the mental competence to remove two trustees of entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.
Twenty-two lawyers descended on a probate court in Canton to spar over whether the 93-year-old Redstone...
Monday, Jun. 6, 2016
In a move that further undermines Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, the company's controlling shareholder said Monday it amended Viacom's bylaws to require unanimous board approval for any full or partial sale of movie studio Paramount Pictures.
The action further consolidates control in the...
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.
The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned $56...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Industrial Light and Magic's Pablo Helman Blends Live Action With Computer-Generated Imagery Using Motion-Capture Performances
Over the past two years, inside the high-tech sanctuary of Industrial Light and Magic, the man who built a virtual virgin jungle for the last "Indiana Jones" movie and conjured 150-foot-tall aliens for "War of the Worlds" has been confronting his most difficult task yet...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Alexander Payne is equal parts filmmaker and film buff.
The Omaha-born filmmaker, for example, found time while premiering his latest, "Nebraska," at the Cannes Film Festival to see 10 other films (including the four-hour "Cleopatra" restoration). And he chased that with a five-day...