In 1986, he took the post of Executive Vice President of MCA Inc. and Universal Pictures chairman. During his time at Universal, the studio garnered seven Academy Award nominations which included the Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List. Other titles that earned nods included titles that have remained benchmarks in cinematic history including Field of Dreams, Born on the Fourth of July, Scent of a Woman, In the Name of the Father, Apollo 13 and Babe. He also amplified the talent of some of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time including Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Ivan Reitman, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, George Miller, James Cameron among others. … [Read more...] about Former Universal Chief & Superlawyer Tom Pollock Has Passed Away: Made George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Deal – Update
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Barf to Oprah Winfrey, the most insufferable hypocrite in Hollywood — and that’s saying a LOT. [UPDATE: Suffice it to say that, of all the lousy decisions made by the Academy and its Board of Governors, choosing Oprah to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award had to rank among the worst in 2011. This Oscar is supposed to be given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry”. Winfrey’s career and contributions to the movie biz are at best spotty and superficial, especially considering that 99% of her career has been in television. Is the Movie Academy telling Hollywood that no one among the philanthropic film bigwigs deserved this award more than her that year? Or is this just another rich and powerful star throwing her weight around and buying the Governors Award honor for ego feed? And while I’m on the subject, the award announcement specifically … [Read more...] about Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars – Welcome To Harveywood!
One of the best things we love about the Obama family is, they might be the busiest parents in the world, but the US President and the First Lady always take out time for their kids. … [Read more...] about Sasha Obama Turns 14: Her Cutest Pics Which Shows She Is A Daddy’s Girl
A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where something horrible once happened. The place was Caribs’ Leap, a tall cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and it had long haunted his imagination. McQueen’s father, born in Grenada, and his mother, who moved there from neighboring Trinidad, told him in his youth about how, in 1651, some 40-odd members of the island’s dwindling indigenous population, the Caribs, were cornered by armed French colonists. Backed up against the cliff, they faced a bleak dilemma – be killed or be captured – and chose a third option. “They threw themselves into the sea,” McQueen says today. “It’s one of those things that was always etched in my mind.” The result of McQueen’s pilgrimage was a somber gallery installation called “Caribs’ Leap,” in which he set images of contemporary … [Read more...] about The Liberation of Steve McQueen