October 13, 1987 |
A new independent movie and TV production company called Castle Rock Entertainment has been formed by movie director Rob Reiner and four other individuals in partnership with the entertainment division of Coca-Cola Co. The company already has received $30 million in funding from Coca-Cola, and another $65 million in credit is being negotiated with Security Pacific National Bank, according to Castle Rock principal Alan Horn, former president of 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2005 |
There's a gleaming pot of gold within easy grasp of the governor and Legislature that would help them balance the state's deficit-ridden books. But it's looking like the governor's friend, filmmaker Rob Reiner, will beat the pols to the pot. This is about using it or losing it. It is an income tax increase on the wealthiest Californians -- individuals earning more than $400,000; couples making above $800,000. That's the top 1%. Their tax rate would be hiked from the current 9.
July 16, 1989 |
Sitting in the back of the UA Marketplace Theater in Pasadena on May 31, at the first test screening of their new comedy, "When Harry Met Sally . . . ," Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner were understandably nervous, their congenital Angst cranked up several notches. Longstanding pals, so attuned were they to each other's psyches they hardly needed to voice their mutual anxiety.
November 25, 1990 |
Just before his fifth movie, "When Harry Met Sally . . . ," was about to come out in 1989, Rob Reiner, the director, was waiting for his car at a West Hollywood restaurant. "The parking guy says to me, 'Hey, Mr. Reiner, four pictures, not a stinker yet,' " Reiner recalls. "And I'm wondering, does he think 'Harry and Sally' is a stinker?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2006 |
The Sacramento County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that it had found no wrongdoing at the California Children and Family Commission, originally chaired by Hollywood entertainer Rob Reiner. Sen. Chuck Poochigian (R-Fresno) called for the investigation earlier this year after The Times reported that the commission, generally known as the California First Five Commission, used more than $20 million in tax money to air television ads touting the benefits of preschool.
December 12, 1991 |
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the movie "Prancer," scheduled to be shown Sunday by the Ojai Film Society at the Ojai Playhouse, has been canceled. After all, the title character is probably pretty busy these days, hanging out with the likes of Comet and Blitzen, gearing up for the big delivery. In place of "Prancer," the film society will show the 1987 hit "The Princess Bride," directed by Rob Reiner. "Princess Bride" isn't exactly in the same Christmas spirit, but it will do.