March 24, 1991
This story will be the same 10 years from now, just as it was reflected in the embezzling case of David Begelman at Columbia years ago. The names and dollar figures change, but egos and greed remain the same. It was a nice article but nothing new. PATRICK K. GALLAGHER Long Beach
February 2, 1986 |
Are gangster movies making a comeback? We're told that Michael Cimino is close to signing (if he hasn't already) to direct the screen version of Mario Puzo's "The Sicilian." Boasted a publicist for producer David Begelman, this isn't just another Godfather movie: "It's the story of a 20-year-old named Turi Guiliano who took on the church and the Italian government and was gunned down at an early age."
October 25, 1987 |
Three Hollywood outsiders who have at times worked within the Hollywood Establishment will try to film "Indecent Exposure," David McClintick's 1982 best-selling book about the innermost workings of the film industry, revolving around the 1977 financial scandal involving then-Columbia Pictures production president David Begelman. The team: producer Elliott Kastner, director John Avildsen and screenwriter Jack Willis.
April 7, 1994 |
Hollywood's three major talent guilds on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles to liquidate Gladden Entertainment--the film production company of onetime studio chief David Begelman and sports mogul Bruce McNall--for allegedly failing to pay $4.1 million in residuals to actors, directors and writers. The Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy filing means a return to the spotlight for Gladden President Begelman, who was ousted as Columbia Pictures president in the late 1970s.
June 14, 1994 |
David Begelman is back . . . again. The veteran producer and studio executive, who's still best remembered for his starring role in the check-forging scandal that rocked Hollywood in the 1970s, is in advanced negotiations to secure financing for a new production company. Begelman's partner would be Sidney Kimmel, a Pennsylvania-based clothing magnate who has dabbled in the movie business.
September 4, 1987 |
"The Sicilian" may or may not turn out to be a finely crafted historical saga. But it is certain to present producer David Begelman and distributor 20th Century Fox with one of the more ticklish marketing challenges of this fall. Because of contractual limitations, the movie's makers will have to sell their outlaw epic without so much as mentioning "The Godfather"--even though it is based on a Mario Puzo novel that was written as a companion piece to the author's Mafia classic.