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Warner Bros. Entertainment Cto Darcy Antonellis is leaving to become CEO of multiplatform video services provider Vubiquity. She starts her new job on Jan. 2. Antonellis is also currently the president of technical operations for Warner Bros. Entertainment. She previously worked in broadcast television, production and distribution at Fox Television and CBS, among other companies. She has won three Emmys, two for technical production of the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics. Story: Warner Bros. Asks Judge to Reject 'Trouble With the Curve' Lawsuit "In a fast-moving and constantly-changing industry, Vubiquity has long distinguished itself as a leader in
- Hilary Lewis
Both sides in the dispute over the authorship of Warner Bros.’ “Trouble with the Curve” are asking a federal judge to grant summary judgment in the case, in which a college-baseball-player turned screenwriter is accusing Warner Bros. and other defendants of a “conspiracy” to cover up the lineage of the pic’s screenplay.
On Friday, attorneys for Ryan A. Brooks, who contend that his idea for a project called “Omaha” was stolen for 2012 Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble with the Curve,” filed a motion for partial summary judgment, relying heavily on the opinions of three experts who concluded that not only are the two projects “substantially similar” in “both a qualitative and quantitative respect,” but that “these works are in many respects the same story.”
“In fact, all three experts opine that the two scripts share countless identical details and even a shocking degree of grammatical and stylistic identities and sequences, »
- Ted Johnson
Warner Bros. doesn't think a federal judge should waste much time on a lawsuit that contends its 2012 film, Trouble With the Curve starring Clint Eastwood as a cantankerous aging baseball scout, was stolen and wrongfully held out to be one writer's vision through conspiracy. In court documents filed on Wednesday, Warner Bros. has unleashed its go-to legal pitbull Daniel Petrocelli to demand that the case "be brought to a halt before defendants have to incur any further costs defending it." Story: Producer Claims 'Trouble With the Curve' Came About Through Conspiracy In October, Gold Glove Productions brought
- Eriq Gardner
Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
A day ago, word was that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man will no longer be filming at Pinewood Studios in London, even though Marvel has shot their other films, which include Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, and they just wrapped up the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanks to tax breaks, the UK has become the international go to place for major Hollywood productions in recent months.
Wright told ScreenDaily the following about the production:
“Ironically, Ant-Man was meant to shoot in London but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down.”
Saying that left it unclear where production on the film might be going. All that was known is that there is no room for Ant-Man at Pinewood Studios UK thanks to Star Wars: Episode VII and the next James Bond film…no problem.
According to my close Marvel source Ant-Man will »
- Kellvin Chavez
Fighting, dying, hoping, hating … great sports films are about far more than sport itself. Here Guardian and Observer critics pick their 10 best
• Top 10 superhero movies
• Top 10 westerns
• Top 10 documentaries
• Top 10 movie adaptations
• Top 10 animated movies
• Top 10 silent movies
• More Guardian and Observer critics' top 10s
Lindsay Anderson brought to bear on his adaptation of David Storey's first novel, all the poetic-realist instincts he had been honing for the previous decade as a documentarian in the Humphrey Jennings mould. (Anderson had won the 1953 best doc Oscar for Thursday's Children.) Filmed partly in Halifax and Leeds, but mainly in and around Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club, one of its incidental attractions is its record of a northern, working-class sports culture that would change out of all recognition over the next couple of decades.
The story of Frank Machin, a miner who becomes a star on the rugby field, »
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
There are many reasons to mourn the end of Eastbound & Down. Danny McBride’s easy, almost casual hilarity, the show’s odd, un-tv-like pace, and the sheer thrill of seeing Will Ferrell on television will all be missed.
But there’s also another thing that the HBO series will take with it when its finale airs tonight, and that’s baseball — or, more specifically, baseball’s place in pop culture.
For years — even decades — people have talked about baseball losing its mantle as America’s favorite pastime, but the topic has flared up again in the past few months. National ratings are down, »
- Ray Rahman
Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
Time has flown by since Million Dollar Baby won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 2004, but now we have this 10th Anniversary Blu-ray.
Directed and starring Clint Eastwood (Trouble With the Curve), the drama movie follows Eastwood’s Frankie Dunn, a hardened boxing trainer who’s given up on the professional circuit until Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank, Conviction) walks into his gym. Maggie talks him into training her, and they form a bond that goes beyond the ring.
Hoping to make his father proud, Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott, may replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey. According to Just Jared, the rising actor, who has a role alongside Brad Pitt in the upcoming WWII flick Fury, is testing for the part of Christian Grey in Universal’s adaptation.
Said to have a final decision for us in a few weeks, the studio has narrowed its search down to five, say sources close to the project. Aside from Eastwood, Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James, Francois Arnaud, Jamie Dornen and Christian Cooke are all in the running. But wait, that’s not five, that’s six. Perhaps someone has dropped out?
To be honest, I’m not at all familiar with Mr. Eastwood (Scott, that is). Often credited as Scott Reeves, he’s appeared in films like Invictus, Gran Torino, Trouble With the Curve and Flags of our Fathers (starting to see a pattern? »
- Matt Joseph
Character actor Ed Lauter has died, aged 74.
The American star's publicist Edward Lozzi confirmed that he passed away on Wednesday (October 16) from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung.
Lauter was known for playing a vast array of roles on TV and in film, including the chauffeur to Peppy Miller in 2011's The Artist.
Lauter starred in Alfred Hitchcock's final movie Family Plot in 1976, and was asked by the director to play a major role in his next thriller The Short Night, but his death in 1980 led to its cancellation.
He was »
So sad! After a TV and film career that stretches back 50 years, Ed Lauter passed away on Oct. 16 from mesothelioma — a rare form of cancer.
Renowned character actor and comedian, Ed Lauter died at the age of 74. The actor, who was known for his roles in the original The Longest Yard, as well as Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Family Plot, was survived by his wife Mia Lauter and four children.
Ed Lauter Dies
Ed’s face was one of the most recognizable in the industry.
Ed’s publicist, Edward Lozzi, confirmed his death caused by the rare cancer, one most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. However, before his death, he had quite the career.
He was working on various projects before his death, but his latest role was in 2011′s Oscar-winning film, The Artist, in which he played a butler. Previous to that, he played Burt Reynold‘s enemy in the original film, »
- Emily Longeretta
Ed Lauter, the popular character actor who specialized in playing tough guys, has died at age 74. Lauter was one of those familiar faces who was recognized by audiences even though many viewers did not know his name. For movie buffs, however, Lauter was well known and highly respected. He had dabbled with being a standup comic in the 1960s before trying his hand at acting. Lauter quickly gained a reputation as a reliable character actor and he became in-demand during the 1970s. Among his most memorable roles were a ruthless prison guard in director Robert Aldrich's 1974 hit The Longest Yard and as Ann-Margret's ill-fated husband in Richard Attenborough's 1978 thriller Magic. Other prominent roles included Hitchcock's final film Family Plot, The Magnificent Seven Ride!, Breakheart Pass, French Connection II, Hickey& Boggs, Death Wish 3 and, most recently Trouble With the Curve and the 2011 Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Veteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74. Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure, said his publicist, Edward Lozzi. Whether he was an irascible authority figure, a brutal thug or a conniving con man, Lauter's presence made him all but impossible to miss in any film he was in. That was so even on those occasions when he was playing a character more bumbling than menacing, »
- Associated Press
Lauter died Wednesday, Oct. 16, in his home after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, CNN reports. He was 74.
New York, Oct 17: Stand-up comedian and actor Ed Lauter died from a rare form of cancer. He was 74.
Lauter died Wednesday. He was suffering from mesothelioma, commonly caused by asbestos exposure, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
It was discovered in May that he had contracted mesothelioma, said his publicist Edward Lozzi.
Lauter recently played a baseball scout opposite Clint Eastwood in sports drama "Trouble With the Curve" and had recurring roles on "Shameless as Dick Healey" and "Pysch" where he played Deputy Commissioner Ed Dykstra.
He made his TV debut in 1971 in an episode of "Mannix" and then shifted. »
- Machan Kumar
Lauter, whose career spanned five decades, lost a battle with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure, on Wednesday (Oct. 16), his publicist Edward Lozzi tells the AP.
The veteran TV actor began his career in 1971 with appearances on "Mannix" and "Cannon," before appearing in such films as 1974's original "The Longest Yard" and Alfred Hitchcock's last movie, "The Family Plot." Lauter worked steadily throughout the years, recently landing roles in 2011's "The Artist," 2012's "Trouble with the Curve" and, most notably, a four episode arc in Season 3 of "Shameless"
Lauter continued to work until only a few months ago, resulting in appearances in four films that will be released posthumously. »
Having starred in over 204 different projects throughout his 42-year career, Ed Lauter was a man whose face we all recognize from somewhere — something he called a "turn actor” (the character who shows up when the story needs to make a major one). Sadly, the Long Beach, N.Y. native died Wednesday from causes relating to this mesothelioma. His publicist Edward Lozzi told The Hollywood Reporter that Lauter had been diagnosed back in May with a terminal form of the cancer most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.Most recently, Lauter starred opposite Clint Eastwood as a baseball scout in Trouble With the Curve. He was also the dutiful butler in The Artist and held recurring roles on TV shows including Shameless, Psych, and ER. The 74-year-old Lauter got his start on Broadway alongside James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander as part of 1968’s stage production of The Great White Hope. »
- Delia Paunescu
Ed Lauter was one of my favorite character actors, one who seemed to be around as long as I can remember. With his height, balding head, and distinctive bearing, Lauter was often cast as cops, toughs and villains. He was Captain Knaur, the head prison guard opposite Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard. He costarred with Charles Bronson four times (Breakheart Pass, The White Buffalo, Death Hunt, and Death Wish 3). He acted alongside Clint Eastwood last year in Trouble With The Curve (I was surprised that was the first time the two had performed together). He was in Hitchcock’s Family Plot and was one of the few highlights of the ’76 version of King Kong. He even had a nice role as Berenice Bejo’s butler in the Oscar-winning The Artist in 2011. He worked steadily for four decades and was always an asset to whatever film he was in. »
- Tom Stockman
The veteran actor played Peppy’s butler in Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist and appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With The Curve — some of the most recent roles in a prolific four-decade career. Ed Lauter died today of a rare form of cancer at his home in West Hollywood. He was 74. He had roles in dozens of films and TV shows including a recurring gig on Showtime’s Shameless. He also recurred as a fire captain on ER. The Long Island native’s long list of credits includes the features Leaving Las Vegas, Mulholland Falls, The Rocketeer, My Blue Heaven, Alfred Hitchcock’s final film Family Plot and the Rob Lowe hockey pic starrer Youngblood. But Lauter might be most recognizable for his key role in another sports movie: He played Capt. Knauer — the imposing, football-playing prison guard and Burt Reynolds’ nemesis in 1974′s The Longest Yard. He »
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