September 28, 1999 |
In a one-upmanship town like Hollywood, it's downright shocking when direct competitors generate strong, positive buzz about another studio's movie. For several weeks now, executives all over town have been talking up Warner Bros.' release Friday of writer-director David O. Russell's "Three Kings," a politically charged action-drama picture set at the end of the Persian Gulf War that stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube.
September 2, 2004 |
Warner Bros. has scrapped plans to release director David O. Russell's anti-Iraq-war documentary on the eve of the November elections, concerned that its strong political content may place the studio in violation of federal election laws. The move left Russell "surprised and disappointed," he said. His 35-minute film, "Soldiers Pay," was to be attached to the DVD and theatrical re-release of "Three Kings," the 1999 hit action film starring George Clooney. The decision was made by Barry M.
March 5, 2003 |
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."