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Though his 90-year-old body is confined to a wheelchair, Ray Bradbury's mind is as active as ever. The author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles is trying to develop film versions of both books. He's also working on a collection of short
How mad is "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis at Jerry O'Connell's coke-snorting, kid-filming character who loses his penis to ravenous fish in this weekend's "Piranha 3D"? "I believe Mr. O'Connell may lose more than his penis (i.e., lots of money)
Media, which took over Overture Films' titles and will need more product for its pipeline. And, of course, there are stalwarts like Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics and the Weinstein Co. The indie distribution biz is always
Fox Searchlight's announcement last week that it had nabbed Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones' comedy pitch "Motherf***er" represents the latest in a string of expletive-laden titles to make their way into development. In 2008, Paramount bought the
You know you've gone Hollywood when you're feuding with a Weinstein brother. That's where Comic-Con organizers found themselves last week in a dispute over the Weinstein Co.'s horror film Piranha 3D . Officials rejected the film for its graphic
Their next startup, The Weinstein Co., was founded with $1 billion in capital but hasn't been able to produce consistent hits. Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor in the Weinstein Co.
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters, NetApp Inc. and Jo-Anne Stores Inc. are among those expected to see active trading Wednesday. American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO ) is forecast to report first-quarter earnings of 17 cents a share, according to a
Billionaire Ron Burkle and potential partners Harvey and Bob Weinstein denied reports yesterday that talks to buy The Walt Disney Co.'s Miramax Films division were on the rocks. The bidders sent out a statement saying, "The Weinstein brothers, The
Two people familiar with the matter say Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle's talks to buy The Walt Disney Co.'s Miramax Films division are at an impasse mainly because of problems securing the Weinstein brothers as the company's managers.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein's long-in-the-works deal to reclaim independent movie label Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Co. has fallen apart after several weeks of intense negotiations, according to three people familiar with the matter. Talks