October 25, 2009 |
The gig : As president of Fox Animation Studios, Vanessa Morrison oversees development, production and marketing of family-friendly movies made by the studio's Greenwich, Conn.-based digital animation house, Blue Sky Studios. Films produced under her tenure include the global blockbuster "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and the upcoming releases "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on Roald Dahl's 1970 novel, and 3-D animated comedy "Rio." Unusual in Hollywood : Unlike most executives, who tend to jump between studios and jobs, Morrison, 40, has spent her 15-year career at Fox, becoming a specialist in broad-appeal family movies.
August 7, 2008 |
Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one song at the tail end of the hour. That's what put a kid-in-the-candy-store grin on veteran bluesman Buddy Guy's face Tuesday night when he stepped on the Fox Studios soundstage in Century City. He was there to tape a live performance for the "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo!
November 10, 2007 |
Century City's famed Avenue of the Stars was transformed into a boulevard of determined demonstrators Friday as more than 3,500 writers, actors and supporters swarmed nearby 20th Century Fox studios to bolster their resolve for a potentially drawn-out strike by the Writers Guild of America.
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September 26, 2004 |
Marvin H. Davis, an oil wildcatter who parlayed a long string of savvy business deals into a glamorous Hollywood lifestyle that once included owning the 20th Century Fox studio, died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 79. Davis, who had been in failing health for some time, died of natural causes, according to a statement released on behalf of his family.
April 29, 2004 |
Fox Entertainment Group on Wednesday said the founder of its Fox Television Studios was leaving the company, clearing the way for the hiring of a former Walt Disney Co. executive. Fox is expected to announce that Angela Shapiro, former head of Disney's ABC Family cable channel and ABC's daytime division, would replace David Grant as president of Fox TV Studios, sources said. A company spokeswoman declined to comment.
February 13, 2003 |
News Corp. said Wednesday that it posted strong second-quarter earnings driven by television station advertising sales and the mammoth success of the video release of the animated film "Ice Age." Rupert Murdoch's Australian-based conglomerate reported net income of $239 million, or 16 cents an American depositary receipt, for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31. A year earlier, a loss of $606 million, or 45 cents, reflected a $909-million write-down for contracts to air professional sports.