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2008-11-14 03:00:18

Galaxy Press has launched a video channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/goldenagestories) containing entertaining, original content dedicated to the newly-released 150-story, 80-plus novel pulp fiction series, "Stories from the Golden Age," all authored by master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard during the 1930s and 40s. "It's designed to enchant and captivate a whole new generation of reader and listener to Mr. Hubbard's amazing range and realism," said John Goodwin, Galaxy Press president, in...

2008-10-14 12:00:19

It didn't take long for Steven Spielberg's new production company to find a home. In one of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets, the superstar director's new company -- to be called DreamWorks, just like his old studio -- signed a seven-year deal with NBC Universal to distribute the six films it will start releasing later next year. Terms of the deal weren't released, although BusinessWeek has been told that the company to be headed by Spielberg and Stacey Snider, his partner in the new venture,...

2008-10-07 06:00:31

By Andrew Eaton ANYONE for Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray is up for it, according to reports over the weekend. So is Columbia Pictures, which has hired Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, writers on the US version of The Office, to come up with a script. "It could be a fresh look at it," said Murray, while on the promotional trail for his latest movie, City of Ember. "It could be funny." But, I hear you cry, it's nearly 25 years since the original film! The cast are practically pensioners!...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

It may have sounded like saber-rattling. But the year-old war between Viacom's (VIAB) Paramount Pictures and superstar director Steven Spielberg ended pretty quickly with a truce about his impending departure. Only three weeks after Spielberg teamed up with India's Reliance BIG Entertainment to set up his own studio, he has agreed to make an as-yet-undetermined number of films for his old studio as well. The deal, to be announced on Oct. 6, will finalize the separation agreement between...

2008-10-04 15:00:14

U.S. movie director Steven Spielberg has signed a deal with an Indian film group to create a new studio, sources say Unidentified sources in Los Angeles said Spielberg and Reliance Big Entertainment were finalizing an agreement potentially worth up to $1.5 billion to create the new Hollywood studio, the Times of India reported Saturday. Currently, $700 million of the cinematic deal will be provided by the JPMorgan Chase financial group, while Reliance will pay an additional $550 million....

2008-09-24 21:00:22

Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, are the latest celebrity donors to the fight against California's November ballot initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Spielberg and Capshaw have donated $100,000 to fight Proposition 8, they announced in a statement . "Such discrimination has NO place in California's constitution, or any other," the statement said. Brad Pitt gave the same amount to the cause last week. Jewelry worn by...

2008-09-22 15:00:33

Famed novelist Ray Bradbury, who is widely considered to be one of the most important American writers of fiction during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, will headline the award-winning West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 North San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Book Fair is free. (Free parking is available at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Avenue. Enter the structure at Melrose...

2008-09-10 12:00:30

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL AM radio was still high-tech and the 21st century was far enough away to provoke imagination when the three scripts the WTCT Players will perform Friday night first aired. Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy's radio theater troupe, comprised of actors 50 and older, will present an evening of sci-fi at 8 p.m. Friday in Oldfather Theatre at TCT, 3028 S.W. 8th. The shows include two based on stories written by Ray Bradbury,...

2008-08-05 15:00:20

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Records and Massify.com, the online production network, today announced a music video competition to give next-generation filmmakers and actors a breakout chance to launch their careers. The competition will use Massify's social network to discover up-and-coming directorial and on-screen talent and empower that talent through professional mentorship and production support. Massify has partnered with award-winning RSA Films to produce the official music...

2008-07-28 06:00:53

By Brooks Barnes How did Hollywood lose Steven Spielberg? In June, DreamWorks, the boutique movie studio that Spielberg co- founded in 1994, let it be known that it had found a way to exit its unhappy three-year marriage with Paramount Pictures. Reliance ADA Group, a Mumbai conglomerate, was nearing a deal to give the dream workers $550 million to form a new movie company. That Spielberg and his business partner David Geffen had found an investor wasn't surprising. Spielberg is a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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