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2009-09-23 19:59:05

Lionsgate says it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the latest film by Oscar-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan. Gaghan will direct and produce the as-yet-untitled film, a character-driven action thriller he is co-writing with Shannon Burke. Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson are the movie's executive producers. The announcement was jointly made Tuesday by Joe Drake, Lionsgate's co-chief operating officer and motion picture group president, and Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate's...

2009-09-22 14:50:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the latest film by Academy Award(R)-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA). Gaghan will direct and produce the film, a character-driven action thriller that he is co-writing with Shannon Burke. Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson are executive producers. The announcement was jointly...

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2009-06-30 17:21:40

U.S. actor George Clooney is taking his production company from Warner Brothers to Sony where he's negotiating a two-year deal, Sony officials say. Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal confirmed Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures is in final negotiations to ditch Warner in a deal that industry sources say illustrates how studios aren't willing to pay A-list actor-producers as much in light of declining DVD sales and corporate cutbacks, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Citing...

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2009-05-13 11:40:49

U.S. film icon Al Pacino is in talks to star in a big-screen adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. The Hollywood Reporter said Traffic scribe and Syriana writer-director Stephen Gaghan penned the Blink screenplay and plans to direct the New York-set story about a financier who reconnects with a teacher son to whom he was never close. The younger man has a gift for sizing up people and situations accurately and quickly, an attribute...

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2009-01-22 07:20:00

Hollywood actor George Clooney is to make an appearance on ER as his former television drama wraps up its 15th and final season, sources say. Show insiders told People magazine that ER co-creator John Wells has ordered a closed set while Clooney tapes his scenes in an effort to keep his work there private. How many episodes the Ocean's 11 and Syriana star might appear in and when they may run were unclear. NBC, Warner Bros. and Clooney's publicist all declined to comment on the story,...

2008-09-05 12:00:24

Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISK), a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, announced today at the Toronto International Film Festival that it has acquired from Capitol Films, Ltd. all North American rights (except theatrical) to the comedy "$5 a Day." The film will screen here Sept. 6, 7 and 12. "$5 a Day" stars Amanda Peet ("The X Files: I Want to Believe,""Martian Child,""Syriana"), Academy Award(R)-nominated...

2008-08-15 12:10:00

In the latest incarnation of his irrepressible political instincts, the Hollywood actor George Clooney may find himself gnawing at a raw nerve. He has bought the film rights to a book chronicling the life and trial of Salim Hamdan, the Yemen-born driver and bodyguard of Osama bin Laden who was jailed last week for five-and-a-half years for supporting terror. The Challenge, written by American journalist Jonathan Mahler, documents the long campaign by the US navy lawyer Charles Swift and the...

2006-04-11 02:40:05

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The "Ice Age" sequel more records during its second weekend at the foreign box office, taking in a mighty $94.7 million from 49 markets for an international total of $157.8 million. The budding blockbuster lifted the German box office out of the worst slump in a decade; in both the U.K. and France, it was the second-highest opening ever for an animated film (after "Shrek 2" and "Finding Nemo," respectively); in Switzerland, it was...

2006-04-04 20:42:53

By Shiraz Sidhva PARIS (Hollywood Reporter) - A French screenwriter living in Jordan has sued Warner Bros. Pictures, George Clooney's production company and writer-director Stephen Gaghan, alleging that their film "Syriana" plagiarized entire scenes and characters from a script she wrote several years ago. Stephanie Vergniault's case comes up for hearing Monday at the Paris High Court, said her attorney, Jasna Hadley Stark. The filmmakers are being sued for 2 million euros ($2.4...


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