August 19, 1997 |
The current summer hit "Air Force One" set some box office records and helped boost overall ticket sales in August to a new high. Its success could also help elevate the company behind the movie, Beacon Communications, to the Hollywood big leagues after surviving years in the independent trenches self-financing and producing smaller, more esoteric films like "The Commitments," "Princess Caraboo," "Sugar Hill" and the antiwar drama "A Midnight Clear."
January 30, 2000 |
It is late at night in the Oval Office. The president leans over his desk, wincing in pain. He steadies himself, cracks open a bottle of pills and pops a couple in his mouth. His appointments secretary casually hands him a glass of whiskey. After the president has washed down the pills, the aide pours him another shot. Red-eyed, disheveled, his back clearly killing him, the president stares grimly at his aide, then at his brother sprawled on a couch. The aide says what is on everyone's mind.
October 28, 1994 |
Entertainment: Comsat Corp., a Washington-based satellite communications company, has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based film and television producer Beacon Communications. Beacon, owned by Armyan Bernstein, Marc Abraham and Tom Rosenberg, produced the 1991 critical hit "The Commitments," as well as the upcoming Columbia Pictures release "The Road to Wellville." Bernstein and Abraham will remain with the company after the purchase is completed.
July 24, 1997 |
The Scene: Monday's benefit world premiere of Columbia's "Air Force One" at the Cineplex Odeon in Century City. This is the big midsummer Harrison Ford action film--as president he does a Rambo against those pesky terrorists infesting his plane. "It's a wonderful, entertaining film with a very strong thread of emotion that runs through it that dignifies the whole process," said Ford. "This film is as well-equipped to do well as any film I've ever made."