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February 19, 2008 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Scott RUDIN met one of the key role models for his life when he was a teenager. In the early 1970s, when other kids were playing guitar, shooting hoops or just seeing how long their hair could grow, the 15-year-old Rudin spent his days working for theater producer Kermit Bloomgarden, a legendary Broadway impresario who produced Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," a host of plays by Lillian Hellman and "The Music Man."
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October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet. "Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, with rising British actor Rafe Spall as the third party.  Ticket sales for the run's first week in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre exceeded $1.1...
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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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March 5, 2003 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Scott Rudin has made 35 movies, but not until "The Hours" did he receive his first best picture Oscar nomination. One of Hollywood's busiest -- and most demanding -- producers, Rudin holds movie rights to many of the best books published in the last decade, from Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" to Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections."
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February 2, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of Geoffrey Bowers, a lawyer who brought one of the first AIDS employment discrimination cases in the United States, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Hollywood producer Scott Rudin, TriStar Pictures and the creators of the movie "Philadelphia," charging that the film is substantially based on Bowers' story.
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May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 11) Paramount With: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz, Glenn Close The idea: Satirical take on the creepy town with the perfect, roboticized women.
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August 2, 1987
I am writing to correct a piece of misinformation in your article about the agency business. Mike Menchel of Creative Artists Agency, whom you described correctly as a very nice person, does not drive a copper-colored 1983 Porsche coupe. He drives a white 1987 Porsche Cabriolet, in which he cuts a very dashing figure. I'm certain that you would not want your readers laboring under such a misapprehension as the one that you have no doubt inadvertently perpetrated. SCOTT RUDIN President Motion Picture Production 20th Century Fox Los Angeles According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, an '83 Porsche is registered to Menchel.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1988 | AL DELUGACH
Scott Rudin has left his job as production chief for the motion picture division of 20th Century Fox Film Corp. and is to make a number of films independently for the company under a production agreement, the company announced. Rudin, a holdover from the Marvin Davis ownership era at Fox, will not be replaced, according to President Leonard Goldberg, who expressed regret at "losing such a valuable member of our team." Rudin joined Fox in July, 1984.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1993
So, Paramount Pictures--eager to lure actor Tom Cruise, director Sydney Pollack, producers Scott Rudin and John Davis into their family--offers them each a brand-new Mercedes-Benz ("The Biz" column, July 9). How sweet. But what about the other cast, writers, technicians, artists and behind-the-scenes crafters who contributed to "The Firm"? Are they not "part of the family"? Is it only the billboard talent--already mightily compensated for their efforts--who are allowed to eat at the Paramount table?
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February 2, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
For the second time this season, Center Theatre Group's hopes of gaining some regard on Broadway — and with it, perhaps some cash — appear to have run aground because of decisions by commercial producers outside the L.A. nonprofit theater's control. "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to Lorraine Hansberry's classic 1959 drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," has been a critically acclaimed smash in its current run at the Mark Taper Forum, but a transfer to Broadway may be off because of a dispute between Norris and Scott Rudin, a key producer in the planned April staging at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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January 3, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Everyone has their 9/11 story," says Stephen Daldry. "My personal one is not particularly traumatic. " Perhaps not, but it is the beginning of a 10-year period that loops around to the opening of the Daldry-directed "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" in January. Back on Sept. 11, 2001, Daldry and producer Scott Rudin were in a London cutting room together, finishing up "The Hours. " As Daldry recalls, Rudin got a call just after the first plane hit the twin towers. "We went downstairs to the common room and switched to the live footage," Daldry says now. "Whatever work we were doing on 'The Hours' got put on hold.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
One of Hollywood's most powerful producers has found a new studio home. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures that gives the studio right of first refusal on all of his projects in exchange for funding overhead costs for the producer and his staff. It has been widely expected in Hollywood that Rudin would sign a nonexclusive arrangement with Sony, as he has recently worked on a number of high-profile projects at the studio, including last year's "The Social Network," which was nominated for a best-picture Oscar.
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January 30, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
There are many roads to Oscar. But perhaps the surest ones lead through the offices of two moviemakers responsible for 31 of this year's Academy Award nominations, including those of the two best picture front-runners, "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network. " With brash personalities and refined tastes in film, producer Scott Rudin and studio head Harvey Weinstein represent an endangered species in an increasingly buttoned-up, corporate Hollywood. In a cinematic era in which studio films are driven by superheroes and sequels, they champion ostensibly uncommercial movies ?
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January 18, 2011 | By Claudia Eller and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
It was supposed to be a "thank you" among friends. But then nowhere is the word "friend" used more loosely than in Hollywood and on Facebook. Producer Scott Rudin went out of his way Sunday night to thank the folks at Facebook when his movie, "The Social Network," picked up top honors at the Golden Globes for drama picture, director, screenplay and score. "I want to thank everybody at Facebook," said Rudin, " Mark Zuckerberg for his willingness to allow us to use his life and work as a metaphor for which to tell a story about communication and the way we relate to each other.
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January 5, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
This year, the Producers Guild of America could just rename its annual award show after Scott Rudin. For Rudin's two nominations Tuesday morning, for "The Social Network" and "True Grit," landed the producer in the record books for being the first person nominated by the guild twice in one year. Not only that, his achievement also coincides with the guild's previously planned presentation to Rudin of the esteemed David O. Selznick award. "I find the whole thing rather humbling," said an obviously delighted Rudin, who did have two pictures in the running in 2008, with "No Country for Old Men" and " There Will Be Blood," but since he was an executive producer on "Blood," he was not given the same level of credit.
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February 4, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist John Weidman have reached a settlement with movie and stage producer Scott Rudin over rights to the musical "Gold!" Rudin and several others invested in a 1999 workshop of Sondheim and Weidman's musical, then called "Wise Guys." After it was poorly received, plans for the show were dropped until Sondheim and Weidman decided to revive it for a production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago this fall.
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October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet. "Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, with rising British actor Rafe Spall as the third party.  Ticket sales for the run's first week in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre exceeded $1.1...
BUSINESS
March 17, 2010 | By Claudia Eller
With the recent demise of Miramax Films and its possible sale, the specialty label's biggest movie producer, Scott Rudin, is negotiating to end his lucrative production deal with the company's corporate parent, Walt Disney Studios. A prolific producer who supplied Miramax with such movies as Oscar-winner "No Country for Old Men," "The Queen," and "There Will Be Blood," Rudin is in talks to get out of his contract, which still has three years remaining, said a person familiar with the situation.
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May 30, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Earlier this week, Sony announced that it had acquired the rights to the story of Richard Phillips, the captain of the Maersk Alabama freighter that was captured by Somali pirates, prompting a tense showdown that resulted in Phillips' rescue by Navy SEALs on the high seas. The studio also purchased the film rights to Phillips' upcoming memoirs. The interesting angle, for those of us who follow the inside workings of Hollywood, is the lineup of producers attached to the project.
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