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September 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Following the unexpected ouster Friday of Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman, Hollywood's eyes have turned to a son of Greek immigrants known for his expertise in international distribution, digital devices and filmmaker relationships but not making and marketing movies. Jim Gianopulos, who has been co-chairman alongside Rothman since the two were promoted in 2000, will stay on as the studio's sole chairman. Rothman officially leaves Jan. 1, but lame ducks don't merit much respect in Hollywood.
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September 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey had nothing but nice things to say about the media giant's movie unit just days after ousting Tom Rothman from his position as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. "Our film business has had a fabulous run for years, really been a leader and certainly the team there have been essentially the ones who have driven that," Carey said Thursday at the annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York. Carey added that "we feel very proud about what the film management team has done.
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August 1, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fox division heads Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos will share the chairmanship of Fox Filmed Entertainment, succeeding ousted studio chief Bill Mechanic. Mechanic was fired in late June after ongoing clashes with Rupert Murdoch, head of Fox parent News Corp.
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September 18, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
20th Century Fox launched an initiative designed to spur digital sales, offering its sci-fi thriller "Prometheus" for sale through several major online retailers three weeks ahead of the movie's release on DVD and Blu-ray disc. The Ridley Scott film is one of 600 titles to be sold digitally in high-definition for less than $15 -- a discount from the typical retail price of $20. The movies are available online through Amazon, Apple Inc.'s iTunes store, BestBuy's CinemaNow, Google Play, YouTube and Wal-Mart's Vudu, as well as through entertainment stores connected to the Sony PlayStation and Xbox game consoles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey had nothing but nice things to say about the media giant's movie unit just days after ousting Tom Rothman from his position as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. "Our film business has had a fabulous run for years, really been a leader and certainly the team there have been essentially the ones who have driven that," Carey said Thursday at the annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York. Carey added that "we feel very proud about what the film management team has done.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
The Game Developers Conference is transforming a long-running event it has held in Austin, Texas, and moving it to Los Angeles. GDC, which holds several events around the world for video game creators, said Monday that next month's GDC Online will be the last annual event dedicated to online gaming. Next year, it will be changed into a conference called GDC Next that focuses on developments in such emerging game platforms and technologies as smartphones, tablets, social networks and cloud storage.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
20th Century Fox launched an initiative designed to spur digital sales, offering its sci-fi thriller "Prometheus" for sale through several major online retailers three weeks ahead of the movie's release on DVD and Blu-ray disc. The Ridley Scott film is one of 600 titles to be sold digitally in high-definition for less than $15 -- a discount from the typical retail price of $20. The movies are available online through Amazon, Apple Inc.'s iTunes store, BestBuy's CinemaNow, Google Play, YouTube and Wal-Mart's Vudu, as well as through entertainment stores connected to the Sony PlayStation and Xbox game consoles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Following the unexpected news Friday that Tom Rothman was forced out of his post as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, several directors, producers and agents provided reactions to The Times.  --Bryan Singer, director and producer of the "X-Men" movies for Fox: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Tom for more than a decade.   We grew the X-Men franchise together from the ground up. He is passionate, intense, funny and always a step ahead. I know his next steps will be just as adventurous as his last.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman, who has led the News Corp.-owned studio together with partner Jim Gianopulos since 2000, is leaving his post on Jan. 1. The unexpected move ends long and largely successful run atop the studio for Rothman, who first came to Fox in 1994 when he founded the specialty label Fox Searchlight Pictures. He previously worked as president of the independent studio Samuel Goldwyn Pictures. With Rothman's exit, Gianopulos will become the sole chairman of Fox, the studio behind "Avatar," "Ice Age," and "Prometheus.
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June 13, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As one of three honorees at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, Brett Ratner choked up as he spoke about Chrysalis, an organization that helps the homeless by restoring their self-sufficiency. Revealing that his father had been homeless, the director of such films as "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "Rush Hour" said that out of embarrassment for his situation, his father kept his distance from the family. "If Chrysalis existed for my dad, maybe we could have had a life together," Ratner said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
The Game Developers Conference is transforming a long-running event it has held in Austin, Texas, and moving it to Los Angeles. GDC, which holds several events around the world for video game creators, said Monday that next month's GDC Online will be the last annual event dedicated to online gaming. Next year, it will be changed into a conference called GDC Next that focuses on developments in such emerging game platforms and technologies as smartphones, tablets, social networks and cloud storage.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Following the unexpected ouster Friday of Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman, Hollywood's eyes have turned to a son of Greek immigrants known for his expertise in international distribution, digital devices and filmmaker relationships but not making and marketing movies. Jim Gianopulos, who has been co-chairman alongside Rothman since the two were promoted in 2000, will stay on as the studio's sole chairman. Rothman officially leaves Jan. 1, but lame ducks don't merit much respect in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman, who has led the News Corp.-owned studio together with partner Jim Gianopulos since 2000, is leaving his post on Jan. 1. The unexpected move ends long and largely successful run atop the studio for Rothman, who first came to Fox in 1994 when he founded the specialty label Fox Searchlight Pictures. He previously worked as president of the independent studio Samuel Goldwyn Pictures. With Rothman's exit, Gianopulos will become the sole chairman of Fox, the studio behind "Avatar," "Ice Age," and "Prometheus.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Following the unexpected news Friday that Tom Rothman was forced out of his post as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, several directors, producers and agents provided reactions to The Times.  --Bryan Singer, director and producer of the "X-Men" movies for Fox: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Tom for more than a decade.   We grew the X-Men franchise together from the ground up. He is passionate, intense, funny and always a step ahead. I know his next steps will be just as adventurous as his last.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz and Dawn C. Chmielewski
Tom Rothman learned this week in a meeting with News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey that he was being forced out of his job as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. Rothman's contract was set to expire in March 2014.  News Corp. announced Friday that Rothman would be leaving Jan. 1, 2013 and that Jim Gianopulos, his fellow co-chairman for the last 12 years, would take over the helm of the movie studio.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2012 | By Jonathan Landreth
BEIJING — The second annual Beijing International Film Festival opens Monday amid a film industry boom in China. Box-office revenue totaled more than $2 billion for the first time in 2011. And in the quarter just ended China overtook Japan to become the largest foreign market for American films, thanks in part to continued movie theater expansion. The number of screens doubled in five years to 10,700 at the end of last year. That number is expected to rise to 13,000 by the end of 2012, according to the Motion Picture Assn.
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November 7, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It was James Cameron's turn to present an award at the Fulfillment Fund's annual gala Nov. 1. The recipient? Jim Gianopulos, co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, whose friendship Cameron called, "one of the great treasures in my life. " Cameron thanked the audience for their support of Gianopulos, as well as for their generous bidding during the evening's auction But he suggested to guests from Fox, "I'd like to point out that you just signed a deal with me to make two 'Avatar' movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Ben Fritz and Dawn C. Chmielewski
Tom Rothman learned this week in a meeting with News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey that he was being forced out of his job as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. Rothman's contract was set to expire in March 2014.  News Corp. announced Friday that Rothman would be leaving Jan. 1, 2013 and that Jim Gianopulos, his fellow co-chairman for the last 12 years, would take over the helm of the movie studio.
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November 7, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It was James Cameron's turn to present an award at the Fulfillment Fund's annual gala Nov. 1. The recipient? Jim Gianopulos, co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, whose friendship Cameron called, "one of the great treasures in my life. " Cameron thanked the audience for their support of Gianopulos, as well as for their generous bidding during the evening's auction But he suggested to guests from Fox, "I'd like to point out that you just signed a deal with me to make two 'Avatar' movies.
IMAGE
June 13, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As one of three honorees at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, Brett Ratner choked up as he spoke about Chrysalis, an organization that helps the homeless by restoring their self-sufficiency. Revealing that his father had been homeless, the director of such films as "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "Rush Hour" said that out of embarrassment for his situation, his father kept his distance from the family. "If Chrysalis existed for my dad, maybe we could have had a life together," Ratner said.
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