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October 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
James Cameron has begun to think about life after his two "Avatar" sequels -- and it includes making a movie from a female-driven novel called "The Informationist. " Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, has optioned the rights to the debut book by Taylor Stevens, with plans for Cameron to direct it for 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm announced Tuesday. A thriller set in Africa, "The Informationist" follows Vanessa Munroe, a researcher hired to help find the missing daughter of a Texas oil billionaire.
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February 26, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Organizers of the annual Red Carpet Green Dress challenge announced Wednesday that Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace," "Vampire Academy") has been tapped to wear this year's winning eco-friendly gown to the Academy Awards on March 2.  The winning sustainable design was submitted by French fashion designer Alice Elia, who is a student at ESMOD in Paris (where, according to the announcement, she's specializing in couture for women). Now in its fifth year, the program, the brainchild of Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron)
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By John Horn
James Cameron's “Avatar” project just got even bigger - so large that Cameron is no longer going it alone. The director and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday that they are now making three, not two, sequels to Cameron's 2009 blockbuster, the highest-grossing movie of all time with global sales of $2.78 billion. Rather than writing the sequels himself, as was Cameron's original plan, the filmmaker has brought on a team of screenwriters to collaborate on the follow-ups: Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”)
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January 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
James Cameron will make his return trip to Pandora with some familiar faces, as "Avatar" stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on for three sequels, studio Fox announced Tuesday. Though Cameron presumably could have taken the franchise in a different direction, Worthington and Saldana reprising their roles as Jake Sully, the disabled ex-Marine inhabiting an alien body, and Neytiri, the Na'vi huntress, suggests that their story will remain front and center. Given that "Avatar" still holds the record for worldwide gross with nearly $2.8 billion, and that Worthington and Saldana are the film's main characters, it's not particularly surprising that they've signed on for the sequels.
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December 16, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Avatar" fans hungry for information about the long-gestating sequels to the 2009 science fiction blockbuster got another morsel this week, when director James Cameron said he will film the live-action portions of the three movies in New Zealand, with production scheduled to start there in early 2015. Cameron said the intention is to shoot the three movies concurrently, releasing the first sequel in time for Christmas 2016 and the following sequels in late 2017 and late 2018. The announcement, which Cameron made at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, came with a promise from "Avatar's" studio, 20th Century Fox, to spend at least $413 million in the island nation, in exchange for a 25% tax rebate there.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
James Cameron made a recent public appearance this week at the New Zealand premiere of "The Hobbit" and revealed that actual filming of "Avatar 2" may begin as early as next year. According to the Agence France-Presse , Cameron spoke with reporters on the red carpet at the premiere and updated them on the current status of the sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time. "I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don't want to be writing the movie in postproduction," Cameron said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2010
Cameron glory James Cameron's 1998 Oscar acceptance speech for "Titanic" has become lodged in the public imagination as an epochal award season moment for all the wrong reasons. "I'm the king of the world!" the director crowed. Which sounded to the public like: Yay for me! But while racking up two wins at Sunday's Globes ceremony, Cameron seemed to purposely steer clear of any such self-aggrandizing statements -- while again cribbing lines from his winning film and implicitly patting himself on the back.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
More than 100 miles from Hollywood, the Hollister Ranch garden of James and Suzy Amis Cameron is transitioning to fall. Garden consultant Paul Hudak is pulling out 300 tomato plants and some squash and putting in long rows of lettuce, kale and quinoa. Walking the field, he pauses repeatedly, his pocket knife at the ready to cut into Adirondack blue potatoes, Moon and Star watermelons and kohlrabi. Later, in the greenhouse, he shares a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, believed to be the hottest pepper in the world.
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June 1, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A submarine piloted by director James Cameron for a solo dive to the deepest place in the oceans was preparing Saturday for a cross-country journey to its permanent home in Massachusetts. Cameron, director of blockbusters like "Avatar" and "Titanic," piloted the Deepsea Challenger on a dive 35,787 feet under the water in the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Guam  in March 2012. He also helped to design the torpedo-shaped vessel. Cameron was the third person to reach the depth and the first to do it alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
Hollywood usually reserves 3-D for very specific, box-office-friendly genres -- superhero films like "The Avengers," fantasies like the Harry Potter franchise and animated movies like "Toy Story 3. " But in "Life of Pi," which screens Friday as one of AFI Fest's centerpiece galas, director Ang Lee charted some new depths thematically with the format -- he used 3-D to shoot an adaptation of a soulful novel about a boy stranded at sea with a Bengal...
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December 16, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-capture work on the movie in Los Angeles at MBS Media Campus (formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios).  However, the live-action portion of the production will film in New Zealand, following a similar pattern to the original 2009 film, Cameron and his partner, Jon Landau, announced Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Avatar" fans hungry for information about the long-gestating sequels to the 2009 science fiction blockbuster got another morsel this week, when director James Cameron said he will film the live-action portions of the three movies in New Zealand, with production scheduled to start there in early 2015. Cameron said the intention is to shoot the three movies concurrently, releasing the first sequel in time for Christmas 2016 and the following sequels in late 2017 and late 2018. The announcement, which Cameron made at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, came with a promise from "Avatar's" studio, 20th Century Fox, to spend at least $413 million in the island nation, in exchange for a 25% tax rebate there.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as co-hosts at the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes, NBC announced Tuesday. The comedic personalities will follow up their 2013 turn hosting the show. Fey and Poehler's Globes earlier this year was considered one of the stronger performances at the awards podium in recent memory. At 19.7 million overall viewers, the Globes ratings were the highest since 2007. The pair also had well-received comedic bits including memorable jokes about James Franco's ill-fated turn as Oscar host several years before and a dig at James Cameron.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
More than 100 miles from Hollywood, the Hollister Ranch garden of James and Suzy Amis Cameron is transitioning to fall. Garden consultant Paul Hudak is pulling out 300 tomato plants and some squash and putting in long rows of lettuce, kale and quinoa. Walking the field, he pauses repeatedly, his pocket knife at the ready to cut into Adirondack blue potatoes, Moon and Star watermelons and kohlrabi. Later, in the greenhouse, he shares a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, believed to be the hottest pepper in the world.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The fifth annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which has designers competing to create eco-friendly fashion that will be showcased in front of millions of eyeballs on the Academy Awards red carpet, gets underway Friday. Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron), the contest not only provides a high-profile platform for environmentally friendly fashion, but it also serves as a fundraiser for MUSE School CA, a nonprofit, educational organization in Malibu Canyon that was founded by Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
As "Gravity" made waves at the box office this weekend, pundits both professional and amateur struggled to find comparisons. One of the striking attributes of the Alfonso Cuarón film is that it's not really like anything that's come before. But one of the striking attributes of Hollywood is that everything is like something that's come before. And so a few journalists - including this ink-addled simpleton - came to a conclusion: In some ways, Cuarón's "Gravity" was much like James Cameron's "Avatar.
NEWS
February 10, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp
Time may have ever so slightly mellowed James Cameron's combative, take-no-prisoners approach to life and filmmaking, but that doesn't mean he still doesn't get a kick out of rocking the boat on the way to the bank. So, as his sci-fi epic "Avatar" sails past $2 billion in worldwide box office, breaking the record set by "Titanic," his last movie, Cameron takes no small delight in the way conservative commentators have attacked the movie. "Let me put it this way," Cameron says during a recent dinner conversation at a Hollywood cafe.
OPINION
April 14, 2012 | Patt Morrison
The Challenger Deep, a fissure in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, lies farther below the Earth's surface than Mt. Everest reaches above it. And James Cameron, the science-enthralled director and underwater explorer, made it his Lindbergh moment, soloing humankind's deepest-ever plunge last month in a purpose-made submarine fitted out - natch - with 3D cameras. One hundred years ago today, the world's most famous accidental deep dive took the ocean liner Titanic to the bottom of the Atlantic.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Director James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. have prevailed in a legal case brought against them by a man who alleged that his ideas were stolen for use in the blockbuster "Avatar. " In December 2011, Eric Ryder filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Cameron's "Avatar" stole plot elements, settings and other details from a story called "K.R.Z. 2068" that Ryder gave to Lightstorm executives. "Avatar," released in December 2009, is the top-grossing movie of all time, and took in $2.78 billion in global box office receipts, according to Box Office Mojo.
OPINION
August 18, 2013 | By Richard Branson and James Cameron
We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. We also share an increasing concern that the health of the ocean is rapidly deteriorating under the strain of human pressure and neglect. The evidence is everywhere, from plastic waste at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to flattened remains of deep ocean reefs hundreds of miles from land, bulldozed by bottom trawlers. No part of the ocean, no matter how deep or remote, is safe anymore.
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