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April 11, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN
If prizes were awarded for the best-titled autobiography, I might incline toward Alec Guinness for "Blessings in Disguise," which says it all about very private people who become actors because they can hide by pretending to be a lot of somebody elses. A close second prize would go, in my judgment, to Jake Eberts for "My Indecision Is Final," a charmingly paradoxical line that would fit another whole class of people I know, quite possibly including the man in the mirror.
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September 8, 2012 | Elaine Woo
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He was 71. He was diagnosed in late 2010 with uveal melanoma, a rare cancer of the eye, which recently spread to his liver, said his wife, Fiona. During four decades in the film business, Eberts financed or produced more than 50 films, including four that won Academy Awards for best picture: "Chariots of Fire" (1981)
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August 3, 1988 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Producer Allan A. Buckhantz has sued Columbia Pictures and the makers of "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" for $300 million, claiming that the material for the upcoming film was stolen by them from a German-made film to which he holds the rights. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses Columbia of unfair competition and breach of an implied contract, among other charges.
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April 11, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN
If prizes were awarded for the best-titled autobiography, I might incline toward Alec Guinness for "Blessings in Disguise," which says it all about very private people who become actors because they can hide by pretending to be a lot of somebody elses. A close second prize would go, in my judgment, to Jake Eberts for "My Indecision Is Final," a charmingly paradoxical line that would fit another whole class of people I know, quite possibly including the man in the mirror.
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September 8, 2012 | Elaine Woo
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He was 71. He was diagnosed in late 2010 with uveal melanoma, a rare cancer of the eye, which recently spread to his liver, said his wife, Fiona. During four decades in the film business, Eberts financed or produced more than 50 films, including four that won Academy Awards for best picture: "Chariots of Fire" (1981)
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October 16, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Japanese come calling in Hollywood, one of their first stops is usually talent agent Michael Ovitz's sleek new I. M. Pei building in the heart of Beverly Hills, attorney Peter Dekom's elegant wood-paneled office high above Sunset Boulevard, or Jake Eberts' table at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where the London-based producer frequently resides.
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October 28, 1990 | Peter Biskind, Biskind is an executive editor of Premier Magazine. and
Remember Goldcrest? Remember the flash of British film in the early '80s that gave us David Puttnam, Richard Attenborough, Roland Joffe and Hugh Hudson? Remember "Local Hero," "Chariots of Fire," "Gandhi" and "The Killing Fields"? These were all Goldcrest films and Goldcrest film makers, and at its height, the company's product racked up an unprecedented 19 Oscars, including Best Picture two years in a row--"Chariots of Fire" in 1981 and "Gandhi" in 1982.
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November 23, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"To compare '(The Adventures of Baron) Munchausen' to 'Heaven's Gate,' 'Howard the Duck,' and 'Ishtar' is spurious," fumed "Munchausen" executive producer Jake Eberts on Sunday.
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May 19, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
You can find it all at Cannes. . . . Grandeur (and warmth): Director Menahem Golan described Hanna Senesh, the real-life Jewish freedom fighter depicted in his "Hanna's War," as a combination of Joan of Arc and Anne Frank, who might have become "as great as" Indira Gandhi or Golda Meir if she hadn't been executed by Hungary's Nazi puppet regime. Why Dutch-born Maruschka Vetmers instead of an Israeli actress in the role of Hanna? "Israeli girls don't have the sensitivity.
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October 28, 1990 | Peter Biskind, Biskind is an executive editor of Premier Magazine. and
Remember Goldcrest? Remember the flash of British film in the early '80s that gave us David Puttnam, Richard Attenborough, Roland Joffe and Hugh Hudson? Remember "Local Hero," "Chariots of Fire," "Gandhi" and "The Killing Fields"? These were all Goldcrest films and Goldcrest film makers, and at its height, the company's product racked up an unprecedented 19 Oscars, including Best Picture two years in a row--"Chariots of Fire" in 1981 and "Gandhi" in 1982.
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October 16, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Japanese come calling in Hollywood, one of their first stops is usually talent agent Michael Ovitz's sleek new I. M. Pei building in the heart of Beverly Hills, attorney Peter Dekom's elegant wood-paneled office high above Sunset Boulevard, or Jake Eberts' table at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where the London-based producer frequently resides.
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August 3, 1988 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Producer Allan A. Buckhantz has sued Columbia Pictures and the makers of "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" for $300 million, claiming that the material for the upcoming film was stolen by them from a German-made film to which he holds the rights. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses Columbia of unfair competition and breach of an implied contract, among other charges.
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September 23, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
Black Robe (Alliance Comm./Samson Prods.). Shooting in northern Quebec. "Jesus of Montreal's" Lothaire Bluteau portrays a youthful Jesuit missionary who ventures into the wilderness to save souls. "Driving Miss Daisy's" Bruce Beresford directs. Executive producers Jake Eberts and Brian Moore. Producers Robert Lantos and Stephane Reichel. Screenwriter Moore. Also stars Aden Young, Sandrine Holt and August Schellenberg. Desert Shield (S.E.A.L.S.) (21st Century). Shooting in Israel.
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January 24, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
In the off chance that you haven't read enough about David Puttnam, a trio of books dealing with the man and his impact on the biz are in the works. Well, "My Indecision Is Final: The Rise and Fall of Goldcrest" (Faber & Faber of Britain) isn't exactly a Puttnam book . But Puttnam's a very significant player in the tome, due in spring, 1989, said film journalist Terry Ilott.
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