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Jack Valenti

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  • National Parks May Boost Filming Fees

    When filmmakers shot Fox Searchlight's upcoming "Wild" at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, officials could not have been more helpful, says the movie's location manager, Nancy Haecker. What a contrast from the stereotype of government bureaucracy --...
  • Warner Bros. Promotes Execs Who Oversaw 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Lego'

    Warner Bros. has promoted longtime execs Jon Berg, who oversaw "The Dark Knight Rises," and Courtenay Valenti, who supervised "The Lego Movie," to exec VP of development and production. They will report to Greg Silverman, president of creative...
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins

    When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives. Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Is it time for a second look at LBJ?

    The contrast could not be greater. Last year, we marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This year, we note the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. One president is still revered, and...
  • Richard Heffner, Longtime Head of Ratings Board, Dies at 88

    Rutgers professor Richard Heffner, who hosted PBS talkshow "The Open Mind" for more than 50 years and headed the motion picture ratings board for two decades, died Dec. 17 in New York. He was 88 and suffered a sudden cerebral hemorrhage. The educator and...
  • Hillary Clinton: On the Stump at Malaria No More Fete

    Relaxed and ready, if not tanned: Hillary Clinton swooped in to Malaria No More's annual fundraiser in Gotham on Monday night to be feted for her efforts to fight what she called an "ancient scourge." Many in the crowd noted that Clinton looked the...
  • Harvey Weinstein on ratings battle: I'm not just hiring legal big guns to get PR for my movies

     
    Harvey Weinstein has been quietly fuming for weeks over the MPAA ratings board, which has slapped two of his company's films with what he considers overly restrictive ratings. "The King's Speech," a leading best picture Oscar contender about an...
  • Former Sen. Chris Dodd to head Motion Picture Assn. of America

     
    Former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, a veteran Washington insider, is Hollywood's new chief lobbyist. The Motion Picture Assn. of America said Tuesday that Dodd will become the new chief executive of the MPAA, the lobbying arm for the main studios......
  • Hollywood moguls convene in nation's capitol for a change

     
    For the first time anyone could recall, studio chiefs trekked to Washington to attend the annual meeting of the MPAA on Wednesday....
  • Chris Dodd and Sean Penn in Haiti

     
    Chris Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, recently traveled to Haiti with Sean Penn....
  • Sumner Redstone receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

     
    Sumner Redstone, the 88-year-old billionaire chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame....