June 19, 2008 |
Anil Ambani is a major player in Bollywood. He has designs on being the same in Hollywood. The Indian billionaire owns movie production facilities and theater chains in his homeland, as well as a piece of an Indian post-production company, Prime Focus Group, that lately has been acquiring similar firms in Hollywood. His wife is Tina Munim, a famous Bollywood actress and former Miss India. Now Ambani is making a play for a major share of the Hollywood limelight.
June 19, 2008 |
With divorce between DreamWorks SKG and Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures a given, the only issue now is who gets custody of the children. Like custody battles anywhere, this one could get nasty. In the coming weeks, DreamWorks will begin the complicated business of dissolving their bitter 2 1/2 -year union, leaving in limbo hundreds of movie projects, employees, talent and producers who work for the company.
June 18, 2008 |
DreamWorks SKG, the movie studio founded by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg that has been chafing under ownership of media giant Viacom Inc., is in talks with a number of potential investors, including one of India's biggest entertainment concerns, to raise financing to become an independent company once again. But a person familiar with the situation cautioned that talks were fluid and no deal was imminent.
February 27, 2008 |
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Tuesday that it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as revenue rose 42% from a year earlier, led by the blockbuster performance of "Shrek the Third." The Glendale-based company said net income rose to $94.1 million, or 98 cents a share, compared with a loss of $21.3 million, or 20 cents, a year earlier. Revenue reached $290.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial, on average, expected the company to post earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $277 million.
November 2, 2007 |
A Florida company that makes honey-based skin-care products filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures, alleging that their use of the slogan "Give Bees a Chance" to market Jerry Seinfeld's new animated comedy "Bee Movie" infringes on its trademarked slogan.
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October 3, 2007 |
Computers and photographs for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming fourth "Indiana Jones" film were stolen, and DreamWorks Pictures SKG has asked local law enforcement to investigate, a studio spokeswoman said. "An investigation is being conducted by law enforcement," said Kristin Stark, a spokeswoman for DreamWorks. Stark declined to say where and when the theft took place.
September 21, 2007 |
Less than two years after Steven Spielberg and his partners sold DreamWorks SKG to Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures for $1.6 billion, a divorce appears to be inevitable. Spielberg and partner David Geffen have felt slighted that they haven't received more credit within Viacom, given the success of their movies.
August 17, 2007 |
The unlikely friendship between Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and skid row musician Nathaniel Anthony Ayers is set to become a motion picture at DreamWorks SKG starring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx as the musician.
July 14, 2007 |
While liberals of a certain age continue to bemoan the lack of protests and demonstrations against the Iraq war, in swoop Steven Spielberg and Aaron Sorkin to remind the nation about the politically tumultuous summer of 1968. Sorkin, the writer behind "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," has been hired by Spielberg's DreamWorks to draft three screenplays.