August 5, 2006 |
Actor Jerry Lewis sued Walt Disney Co.'s Hollywood Pictures unit, saying he is owed $1.05 million under an agreement to remake or produce a sequel to the 1961 comedy "The Errand Boy." Hollywood Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Group, which acquired the 1996 agreement from Hollywood Pictures, have paid Lewis only $50,000 out of the $1.
May 10, 2004 |
T.S. Eliot had it mostly right when he wrote about the world ending not with a bang but a whimper. He simply didn't specify that the whimper might take the form of an interminable stretch of mind-numbing litigation. That's the case with the brief, painful dalliance between Hollywood producers and German capital, which peaked in 2000 and ended with the Nasdaq-like collapse of a sheaf of entertainment companies on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
May 5, 1999 |
Although Latinos in the United States spend billions of dollars annually on entertainment and represent the fastest-growing segment of the movie-going audience, a majority believe that Hollywood portrays their community negatively and want to see more films with realistic and positive portrayals of Latinos, according to a report released today.
May 3, 1999
Jesus Salvador Trevino's lament about the lack of Latino representation in Hollywood ("Missing From Hollywood's Big Picture: Latino Heroes," April 26) is a sober reminder that the Anglo cultural hegemony reflected in motion pictures is a subject that still demands attention, especially at a time when America is finally coming to grips with its multicultural heritage. My concern is that Trevino's rationale for more Latino inclusion could be perceived as having undertones of group resentment and/or envy of the modicum of progress African Americans artists have made in the entertainment industry.
April 26, 1999 |
Television news images of yellow ribbons clinging from homes in East Los Angeles and Huntsville, Texas, as two Mexican American families anxiously await word about their captured sons in Serbia, raise anew an old question: Why has the ubiquitous and courageous participation of Latinos in America's wars eluded public recognition? I think I know the answer to this. Ten years of trying to get a true story of Mexican American heroism in World War II made into a motion picture has taught me.
March 1, 1998 |
It was the junket they shoulda junked. Before releasing a major motion picture, studios will usually rent out a few suites in a fancy hotel and bring in the big names (stars, director, writer, what have you) for a choreographed cattle-call with all the media they can rope in.