June 7, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before sneaking out early to catch the Celtics-Heat game. The Skinny: Thursday's headlines include an appreciation of science fiction genius Ray Bradbury, producer Joel Silver is near a deal with Universal Pictures and a close look at Netflix's content deal with CBS, which could mean headaches for the streaming service. Daily Dose: Next week, Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney will jet to beautiful Monte Carlo so Prince Albert II can present her with the "Golden Nymph" prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
September 12, 2003 |
Although many performers and presenters would love to command the stage of L.A.'s celebrated new venue, the landlord of the Walt Disney Concert Hall says there won't be much room, at least for a while, for events and performances that haven't already been booked by the hall's two main tenants, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
April 18, 2000 |
His last action-packed blockbuster ("The Matrix") just won four Academy Awards, and two sequels are on the fast track. His current release (the modestly budgeted "Romeo Must Die") has already taken in more than twice what it cost to make, and its soundtrack was No. 5 last week. And as if that weren't enough, producer Joel Silver confided giddily over lunch the other day, "Wait until you see what we're doing with Steven Seagal."
April 8, 1996 |
Sitting at his personal computer, clicking ineffectually at a track ball, Joel Silver--Hollywood producer, legendary thrower of tantrums and relisher of excess--is for the moment strangely humbled before the gods of technology. "I hate waiting," he says to a visitor, dispensing his vice presidents of production and finance to fuss with the communications equipment so the demonstration of his new World Wide Web site can get underway.
May 1, 1994 |
You remember the dueling Robin Hoods, Christopher Columbuses and Wyatt Earps. Now it seems heavenly voices have been bending studio ears: There are no fewer than three versions of the life of Joan of Arc in the works. Disney's Touchstone is developing a "Joan of Arc" with director Brian Gibson ("What's Love Got to Do With It"); producer Joel Silver is tackling another for Warner Bros.
August 15, 1993
Regarding "Hollywood's Big-Bang Theorist," by Patrick Goldstein (Aug. 1): After reading your article about "Demolition Man," I realized what scares Sylvester Stallone: film directors. Judging by the way Stallone has always bashed the reputation of every director he has worked with, it becomes obvious that the shallow talent of this one-dimensional individual cannot meet the grade of a versatile actor. My compliments to writer Goldstein for bringing out the obnoxious personalities of Stallone and producer Joel Silver.