| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Michael De Luca to be head of production for its Columbia Pictures unit.
De Luca, whose namesake production company has had a production and development deal with Columbia since 2004, will share the role with Hannah...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:31 AM
NEW YORK — While promoting a film, most actors wax poetic about how fantastic their costars were to work with on set. Few, however, actually mean it — and even the ones who do rarely form the type of bond that "The Heat" stars Melissa McCarthy...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer?
Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Taking advantage of the Fourth of July weekend (and the promise of an air-conditioned theater) to catch up with a few recent releases, I was surprised to find I had unwittingly strapped myself in for a buddy-comedy marathon. By which I mean that besides...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
While the movie industry is on track for a record summer box office, there's blood on the streets of Hollywood.
The swing-for-fences strategy adopted by most of the majors can pay off big when it works. But judging from the hundreds of millions in red...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Neill Blomkamp can't sneak up on audiences this time.
In mid-August 2009, his $35 million aliens-as-boatpeople picture, "District 9," flew out of nowhere to score $213 million in global ticket sales. On Aug. 8, the film's writer-director is back with...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Summer moviegoing is usually about the stars, the spectacle and the sizzle.
But in a trend that's mystifying Hollywood, this summer's box office is being driven by films with modest ambitions, including relatively inexpensive comedies, lower budget...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Activist investor Daniel Loeb, the chief executive of hedge fund Third Point, has turned up the heat on Sony Corp. in his call for the electronics and media giant to make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Sony Corp. reported net income of $35 million for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, buoyed by an improvement in its mobile products division and the depreciation of the yen.
The Tokyo consumer electronics and media giant lost $312 million in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Basking in the glow of the vibrant U.S. indie biz, the 39th Deauville American Film Festival appears to be the key pre-fall launchpad for European distribs with American titles. Kicking off with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," this edition...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....