October 8, 1994 |
Bringing "Cutthroat Island" to the big screen may be the toughest feat yet attempted by impresario Mario Kassar, a cinematic Houdini who has made his reputation escaping from tight spots. On Friday, however, director Renny Harlin and female lead Geena Davis headed to Malta for the Oct. 31 shoot on the assumption that the Carolco Pictures' chief will, once again, pull it off.
May 8, 1993 |
Mario Kassar Signs New Contract: The Carolco chairman--whose movie company has produced such big-budget hits as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Basic Instinct"--has agreed to stay with the company through 1997, according to a revised Carolco restructuring plan filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Separately, Carolco said its 1992 loss narrowed to $88 million from $265 million in 1991, with 1992 revenue at $565 million.
December 30, 1992 |
Carolco Pictures Chairman's Pay Disclosed: Mario Kassar would be paid $5.25 million through 1994 under a proposed employment agreement, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Carolco, which is undergoing a reorganization, would pay Kassar $1.5 million in 1992, $1.75 million in 1993 and $2 million in 1994.
December 25, 1992 |
One of film legend Charlie Chaplin's best-known movies is "The Gold Rush." For Carolco Pictures, whose epic film biography of Chaplin opens today, business lately has been anything but a gold rush. In fact, until this week there was little gold left.
May 11, 1992 |
When Carolco Pictures Chairman Mario Kassar cruised into last year's Cannes Film Festival on a 203-foot yacht stocked with the best food and drink, he instantly became everyone's favorite party animal. The Gatsby-like goings-on aboard the boat earned Kassar nearly as much attention as the picture he had come to promote. And that's saying a lot, since the movie was "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
April 9, 1992
I am repulsed by the jury's finding of liability in the trial of the Los Angeles Police Department Special Investigations Section officers shooting of four armed robbers ("Gates, Special Unit Found Liable for Robbers' Deaths," March 31). These criminals had engaged in a reign of terror, robbing many stores and endangering many lives. The jury disbelieved the allegation that the robbers would point realistic-looking pellet pistols at the SIS officers.