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It marks one of the first production deals inked by the revamped studio. MGM also has a producing pact with Robert Simonds, among others that carried over from the studio's former regime.
"It's a statement to the industry that MGM will be making movies, not just distributing them," said Goldsmith-Thomas, who is negotiating to bring about a half-dozen projects from Revolution with her.
While at Revolution, Goldsmith-Thomas developed and produced a slate of films that included the Brittany Murphy starrer Little Black Book, the Halle Berry topliner Perfect Stranger and several telefilms based on the American Girl dolls.
"The key for me is that they opened up their library to us (for potential remakes)," she said. "When you don't have to get the rights, then you are one step closer to making that movie a reality."
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez has denied reports she has been the target of death threats because of her penchant for wearing fur. The Maid In Manhattan star was said to have been sent a letter warning she'd be killed "in public, just like the slaughtered animals whose fur" she wears. Her husband Marc Anthony was also reported to have hired two off-duty police officers to protect J.Lo. However, a representative for Lopez has dismissed the story as untrue. »
Friends of the flight attendant at the centre of Ralph Fiennes' airborne sex scandal insist she did have sex with the actor in the aircraft toilet. The British actor caused controversy late last month on a long-haul journey from Australia to India when he reportedly "became amorous" with 38-year-old Qantas stewardess Lisa Robertson, who has been suspended from the company while an investigation takes place. Robertson revealed to friends she had been the one to initiate sexual intercourse - contradicting her official statement of events to employer Quantas - leading Fiennes to the toilet after they enjoyed an intimate conversation. She says, "I've always fancied him and to see him on my flight was a real thrill. I reached down for his hand and told him to follow me. We went into the toilet and locked the door and off came much of our clothes." In a statement to her bosses, Robertson claimed the Maid In Manhattan actor followed her into the lavatory where she rejected his advances before eventually convincing him to leave. »
ABC has also picked up Women's Murder Club, to be directed by Brett Ratner, which revolves around a quartet of crime-solving women and has a logline of " 'CSI' meets 'Sex and the City'."
Additionally, NBC has ordered a female-centered one-hour pilot from House creator-executive producer David Shore and House writer Peter Blake.
Cashmere Mafia, from Darren Star Prods. and Sony Pictures TV, follows four successful female executives, friends since college, who rely on each other as they juggle the demands of career, family, hard choices and high ambitions in New York City.
4 items from 2007
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