POLLOCK: Yes. They passed before American Graffiti came out. Jeff Berg, who was George’s agent, took the treatment to Alan Ladd Jr at Fox and Laddie said yes, I’ll make this, and they negotiated the outline of the deal. George got $50,000 to write, another $50,000 to produce, and $50,000 to direct. There were no contracts yet, but that was the deal. So American Graffiti came out and it was a huge hit. It was made for $750,000 and made over $100 million. Jeff says, “George, I can get you a lot more than $150,000. We can get $500,000, maybe a million.” George said, “Look, I’m going to have a lot of money now from American Graffiti. What I really want from the deal we’re making at Fox is, I see this movie in multi-parts.” George and I have had a disagreement over whether it was six or nine parts, but this is the way that he always saw it. It was always envisioned as this serial. What he said was–and you have to remember that George has … [Read more...] about Tom Pollock’s Legacy: Lawyered Hollywood’s Greatest Deal, The One That Gave George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Rights
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It has to be recalled that previously too Abhinav had shared a video and revealed that Shweta was not letting him meet their son. He captioned the video as, "My goodness was misused. First she kept me away from my child from May to September then gave him when he had Corona and when he did not want to come I asked you to come and convince him and what did you do with me you ran away with him yesterday I found you after so much difficulty and you did not let me see him even for a second. How much will you do wrong to me I also want to see your limit." … [Read more...] about Shweta Tiwari Wishes Son On His B’day With An Adorable Post; Abhinav Accuses Her Of Not Letting Him Meet His Son
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival gets underway today with a swarm of jet-lagged but hungry buyers, and plenty of product for them to evaluate, in every genre. What follows is a list of the titles that are on the minds of buyers and sellers. There are a couple of finished films playing in the festival, but most of what will bring the big sales here are titles that either come to show a few minutes of footage, or pre-buys of packages that are assembled but haven’t yet started production. The intel here is raw, and some of these projects had elements that weren’t completely set, and others just didn’t come together in time to be sold here in Cannes, so the list is evolving. Here are some of the most promising: … [Read more...] about Hot Cannes Titles 2016: The Deadline List
The Best Song category features some unique musicians. In December, the Academy listed a whopping 75 potential songs that could be whittled down to at least five nominations. Among them were tracks by Dave Grohl’s Sound City troupe, Jay Z and Oscar sabotage target Lana Del Rey. Today, in addition to songs from Alone Yet Not Alone and Frozen, the nominations contained songs from Pharrell Williams (for “Happy,” the Despicable Me 2 track, for which he made a 24-hour video), Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O (for “The Moon Song” in Her) and U2 (for the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom song “Ordinary Love.” Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler and Owen Pallett also earned an Oscar nomination for their score for Her. … [Read more...] about ‘American Hustle,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ Dominate Oscar Nominations
If the Academy didn’t devalue comedy so much, this movie should win the Best Picture Oscar. But it won’t. And while I’m at it, the Academy has its head up its ass for not nominating the final Harry Potter movie. Think about it: there were 8 movies in this franchise and not a rotten one among the bunch. How rare is that for Hollywood? I do believe that if all those acting roles had been filled with American thesps instead of British, and more production and post jobs done in this country rather than across the Atlantic, then more Academy members would have voted for the pic out of sheer self-interest. Anyway, Harry Potter was effing robbed. … [Read more...] about Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars – Welcome To Harveywood!