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Paul Feig

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  • 'Dumbo': Flying circles above the crowd in high-def

    Any 20th-century animator working in film who chose to ignore what was coming out of the Walt Disney studios did so at a professional cost. And from 1941 on, Disney's "Dumbo" was the elephant in the room. This week it joins "Snow White," "Pinocchio,"...
  • Emma Watts Re-Ups at 20th Century Fox for 3 More Years

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Emma Watts, who serves as president of production at 20th Century Fox, has signed a new three-year contract with the studio, it was announced Thursday by Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox...
  • 'Ghostbusters 3': Is Paul Feig a good fit?

    'Ghostbusters 3': Is Paul Feig a good fit?
    The news broke over the weekend that Sony was going to call -- or, more precisely, had already called -- Paul Feig to helm "Ghostbusters 3," the sequel to, and overhaul of, the supernatural comedy hits that this time would feature a new cast of female...
  • Paul Feig in Talks to Direct 'Ghostbusters' Reboot With Women

    Paul Feig is being courted to direct and produce a "Ghostbusters" comedy reboot. Feig is not helming "Ghostbusters 3" or another sequel, in any sense of the word, as has been incorrectly reported. The movie is a total reboot most likely with female...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • The Weinstein Co. to Debut 'One Chance' on Yahoo Before It Hits Theaters

    Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of "Snowpiercer," the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indie studio will debut "One Chance," the true story of a "Britain's Got...
  • 'Tammy's' Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Build a Comedy Empire One Raunchy Joke at a Time

    Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise. She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone. Their two young...
  • Exclusive Look at 5 Projects with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

    In this week's Variety cover story, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone talk about diving into comedy production with their own company, On the Day. The first project on the list: "Tammy," which opens Fourth of July weekend, about a Midwestern heroine who...
  • Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'

     Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...
  • 'Community' to Return for New Season on Yahoo

    School's not out yet, "Community" fans. On Monday, Sony Pictures Television announced that the cult comedy would be resurrected for a sixth season this fall on Yahoo. The 13 new episodes, featuring original cast members of the canceled NBC series,...
  • China's Alibaba Files for $1 Billion U.S. IPO

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on Tuesday filed in the U.S. for an initial public offering to raise up to $1 billion -- a figure that analysts expect will rise -- which will deliver a cash windfall to minority stakeholder Yahoo. Yahoo holds a 24%...