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  • Animators Debate Their Craft at Annecy Festival

    Every year, scores of animated pics arrive in the market with no clear audience in mind, despite years of work and millions of dollars spent creating them. Three months ago at the Cartoon Movie co-production forum in Lyon, France, pitches included "I Lost...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Randy Newman Joins Son Amos at WME

    Randy Newman has joined the ranks of composers at William Morris Endeavor after many years as a client of the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, Variety has learned. Newman is a two-time Oscar winner, six-time Grammy winner and three-time Emmy winner, and is...
  • Upfront Scorecard: ABC Pitches Disney Synergy to Tout Turnaround Plans

    ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans. Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...
  • Disney Throws a Box Office Curve with 'Million Dollar Arm'

    From "The Avengers" to the upcoming "Star Wars" sequels, Walt Disney Studios has positioned itself as Hollywood's most formidable home run hitter. On Friday, when the studio trots out "Million Dollar Arm," it will see if it can still play small ball. The...
  • Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018

    Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018
    Walt Disney Studios has extended the contract of Chairman Alan Horn into 2018, the company said Thursday. Horn, who previously was the longtime president of Warner Bros., joined Disney in 2012. He oversees worldwide operations for the studio, which...
  • Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' &#9733 1/2
    "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
  • Where Are the Kids' Movies This Summer?

    Summer months are synonymous with family moviegoing. This year, however, the tide is out on films aimed at young kids. Last season, the market was flooded with seven all-audience wide releases, including "Despicable Me 2," "Epic" and "Monsters...
  • Maker Studios Launches Maker.tv, Tees Up Original Series from Morgan Spurlock and YouTube Stars

    Maker Studios, the digital media company that Disney is buying for up to $950 million, unveiled a slate of original programming and took the wraps off Maker.tv -- a consumer destination for monetizing video off YouTube. At its first Digital Content...
  • Walt Disney Co. earnings surge 27% on strength of film studio

    Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% increase in net income for its fiscal second quarter, lifted by the strong performance of its film studio. The Burbank company posted net income of $1.917 billion for the quarter that ended March 29, up from $1.513 billion...
  • 'Star Wars Episode VII' Has Begun Shooting, Casting Nearly Complete, Says Disney's Alan Horn

    While Disney chairman Alan Horn remained mostly tight lipped during an interview at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, he did let it slip that "Star Wars Episode VII" has already begun shooting and has much of its cast....
  • Facebook refused to limit hiring of Google employees, Sandberg says

    Facebook refused to limit hiring of Google employees, Sandberg says
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said she declined to limit her company's hiring of Google employees after being approached by two senior executives at the Internet giant. Sandberg made the declaration in a filing in...