June 11, 2005 |
Things are starting to "Come Together" for "All You Need Is Love." Revolution Studios' $50-million romantic musical directed by Julie Taymor ("Frida"), which begins shooting Sept. 7 in New York, has just licensed the rights to about 30 classic Beatles songs. It won't be John, Paul, George and Ringo belting out their original hits, like "I Want to Hold Your Hand" or "Let It Be," since the price tag would have been astronomical.
September 12, 2000 |
Tom Sherak, chairman of 20th Century Fox's Domestic Film Group, is leaving the studio after 17 years to become an equity partner in former Disney Chairman Joe Roth's new venture, Revolution Studios. Sherak was responsible for the roll-out of such high-profile films as "Titanic," "Die Hard," "Alien," "There's Something About Mary" and "Wall Street," among others. This move has been the subject of rumors ever since Roth announced his Santa Monica-based independent film company in January.
May 15, 2004
Sequel: Revolution Studios has committed to making "Hellboy II," with comic-book creator Mike Mignola developing the story with "Hellboy" writer-director Guillermo del Toro. Revival: Natasha Richardson will star as Blanche du Bois in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 in New York next spring. Time chief: Bob Safian, managing editor of Money magazine since 1998, was named executive editor of Time magazine.
July 15, 2005 |
Veteran Hollywood deal maker Rob Moore was named Thursday as Paramount Pictures' top business executive as the revamping of the venerable Hollywood studio continues. In taking the job as president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations, Moore relinquishes his partnership in Revolution Studios, the 5-year-old movie company founded by Joe Roth, former film chief at Walt Disney Co. and 20th Century Fox. Moore becomes the second of Revolution's four original partners to leave this year.
February 29, 2004 |
Backstage at the Kodak Theatre three days before the Academy Awards, Oscar producer Joe Roth is swimming in Hollywood royalty. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have just finished rehearsing their speeches. Renee Zellweger waits for her run-through in the green room. At this very moment, Roth's as popular as anyone in show business could ever be. You would never know he needs a hit.
September 7, 2000 |
Talent agent Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who helped break the price barrier for female stars in Hollywood with her longtime client Julia Roberts, is leaving International Creative Management to head up the New York operations of Revolution Studios for former Disney Studios chief Joe Roth. Her departure could leave one of ICM's most valuable clients vulnerable to being raided by one of the rival agencies already circling.