October 14, 2003 |
Director Quentin Tarantino's stylishly gory "Kill Bill Vol. 1" won the weekend box-office race with $22.1 million, but the strong showing for "School of Rock" is good news for Paramount Pictures, which has struggled to find hits this year. The schoolroom comedy starring Jack Black grossed $15.5 million in its second weekend, a drop of only 21%, bringing its total to $39.7 million.
June 28, 2007 |
The money keeps flowing into Hollywood. Independent film executives Mark Gill and Neil Sacker said Wednesday that they raised $200 million to form the Film Department, a production company for modestly budgeted movies. "There's a perfect storm of favorable conditions for our new business," said Gill, former president of Warner Independent Pictures and Miramax Film.
January 24, 2005 |
In one of the bigger sales ever to come down at the Sundance Film Festival, Paramount Pictures and MTV Films purchased writer-director Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" for $9 million as part of an agreement, under which producer John Singleton will make two other films, that brings the total package to $16 million.
May 27, 2000 |
Boeing Co. on Friday shrugged off an expanded European regulatory probe into its planned $3.75-billion purchase of Hughes Electronics Corp.'s satellite units, saying it expected the deal to be approved. "We expected a thorough review all along and the process is proceeding normally," said Anne Eisele, a spokeswoman for Boeing Space & Communications Group in Seal Beach. "Our belief that the transaction will be approved remains unchanged.
August 3, 1991 |
Warner Bros. will formally consider releasing production chief Mark Canton from his contract to pursue another job, sources close to the talks said Friday. Canton, who has about 16 months remaining on his deal with Warner, reportedly wants to move to Columbia Pictures. Sources said Warner, which is known for vigorously enforcing executive contracts, will discuss whether to make an exception in Canton's case.
November 12, 1999 |
Some highlights of business programming. (All times PDT) Today * 5:30 p.m.: "Nightly Business Report." Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer, First Albany. (KCET; also airs at 6:30 p.m. on KOCE) * 8:30 p.m.: "Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser." Thomas McManus, Bank of America Securities. (KCET; also airs Saturday at 6 p.m. on KOCE) Saturday * 7 a.m.: "TheStreet.com." Robert Friedman, CIO of Mutual Advisers (Fox; also airs Sunday at 7 a.m.) * 9 a.m.: "The Motley Fool Radio Show."
May 12, 1988 |
Robert Friedman, his full beard flecked with gray and his hair pulled back in a ponytail, sat at the Coach House bar Tuesday and marveled at those gathering to listen to '60s counterculture legend Abbie Hoffman. He pointed out the guy sitting alone in a Western shirt and black cowboy hat--and the fashionably dressed, well-coiffed couples sipping imported beers at a nearby table.
August 16, 1989 |
Hal Kahn, chairman and chief executive of Macy's California in San Francisco since 1985, has been named chairman and chief executive of the Atlanta-based division of R. H. Macy & Co. that oversees Bullock's. He replaces Robert N. Friedman, 48, who was appointed vice chairman for merchandising for Macy's Northeast division, based in New York. Daniel Finkelstein, the 34-year-old son of Macy's Chairman Edward S. Finkelstein, was promoted to chairman and chief executive of Macy's California.
August 2, 1992
Nearly $50 million in prime residential and commercial properties throughout California will be offered by auction at starting bids averaging about 50% below previous asking prices, according to Robert D. Friedman, president of the Santa Ana-based Real Estate Disposition Corp. The auction is scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, beginning at 11 a.m.