Movie production

June 27, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A California movie producer convicted of defrauding investors of over $26 million was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said his crimes needed to be punished severely. David Bergstein, 55, of Hidden Hills, California, also was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Tom McCarthy arrives at the "13 Reasons Why" FYC Event in Beverly Hills, Calif. McCarthy is in negotiations to direct a film based on the seven-episode podcast "S-Town." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular true-crime podcast "S-Town" is being developed as a movie. The film production company Participant Media has acquired the feature-film rights to the seven-episode podcast. "Spotlight" director Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct. Made by the creators of the podcast...
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File- This March 25, 1989, file photo shows Paul Junger Witt, left, and Tony Thomas posing in Los Angeles, Calif. A spokeswoman says Witt, whose credits included TV's "Golden Girls" and the film "Dead Poets Society," has died. He was 77. Spokeswoman Pam Golum says Witt died at his Los Angeles area home Friday, April 27, 2018, after battling cancer. Witt's long list of TV credits included "The Partridge Family," ''Soap," ''Benson," ''Empty Nest" and the TV movie "Brian's Song." (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
April 27, 2018 - 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman says producer Paul Winger Witt, whose credits included TV's "The Golden Girls" and the film "Dead Poets Society," has died. He was 77. Spokeswoman Pam Golum says Witt died at his Los Angeles area home Friday after battling cancer. Witt's long list of TV credits...
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FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. A press release states Curry and the company...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Friday, March 23, 2018 that began overnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69, died after he became separated from his unit as they battled the fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set for "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
March 23, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. The fire started in the cellar of a former jazz club as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ March 17 The Winston-Salem Journal on North Carolina's film industry: We could have been a contender. North Carolina's film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon attend the "Project Greenlight" premiere of "The Leisure Class" in Los Angeles. Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand’s Oscar acceptance speech. Franshen Cox DiGiovanni said late Monday on Twitter that Damon and Affleck’s production company Pearl Street Films would be adopting the inclusion rider in conjunction with USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
March 13, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar acceptance speech. Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni said late Monday on Twitter that Damon and Affleck's production...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Ryan Murphy, the executive producer/writer/director of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," takes part in a panel discussion on the FX series during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV and movie producer Ryan Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. Details of the multiyear deal were not disclosed. Murphy has been producing TV shows for the...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three major entertainment industry companies are merging into a new company that will combine film and television production, publishing and hosting of live events. The new venture announced Thursday is called Valence Media and combines the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, including requesting that every film and TV production have in-person harassment training and offer multiple ways for alleged victims to complain. The guidelines are the product of a task force asked to research and propose solutions to sexual misconduct following a flood of accusations that started with revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production offer in-person harassment training and provide multiple ways for alleged victims to complain. The guidelines are the...
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