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“Annie Hall”: The Top 25 (Best Picture)

All good things must come to an end at some point. Yes folks, this is the final installment of this series of mine, and as such, it’s (hopefully) a bit of a doozy…the Best Picture field. Without a doubt, this is the big one, so it’s the one where the[...]

Spotlight on Billionaire David Ellison

NAME: DAVID ELLISON SOURCE OF WEALTH: Family BIO: Son of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, whose net worth is estimated between 41.8 billion (Bloomberg) and $48 billion (Forbes). Brother of uber-producer Megan Ellison. USC film school graduate. Accomplished acrobatic pilot. MARITAL STATUS: Married to actress/singer Sandy Modic. HOLLYWOOD CONNECTIONS: His father once co-owned the 450-foot,[...]

Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious[...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wins Box Office with $73 Million

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Optimus Prime and the Autobots continue their international box office success with “Transformers: Age of Extinction” adding another $102 million in 50 territories & in the process propels the international total past the $500 million mark and the worldwide box office to a[...]

Spotlight on Billionaire Jeff Skoll

By Robert Welkos NAME: JEFF SKOLL NET WORTH: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) SOURCE OF WEALTH: eBay ‘BIO: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he[...]

Ryan Kavanaugh: Relativity Media expands in China

Relativity Media, a next generation media company, today announced at the Shanghai International Film Festival that it has formed a joint partnership with Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp. to develop, co-finance, co-produce and distribute film and television content for both the international and Chinese markets. As part of the partnership, JSBC will[...]

Inside Star Poker in Hollywood

Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, in an adaptation from her new memoir, details how she went from a 26-year-old cocktail waitress to the hostess of Hollywood,s most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the July issue of Vanity Fair. Luring A-list names (‘Tobey,’ ‘Leo,’ ‘Ben’) and taking home upwards of $50,000 in[...]

Tom Cruise’s new film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” doing good overseas

As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak’s suite of products. Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul[...]

Gamers virtually raise thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® patients battling cancer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is powering up a new videogame charity program with help from some of the top streaming gamers, including Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty), “Ellohime,” “CohhCarnage,” Danielle Mackey (Panser), actress Zelda Williams, a team from Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, and GameStop, the[...]

The Talent Search: Christians in Hollywood Part 2

By ROBERT W. WELKOS Seventeen-year-old Nicole Smolen is an actress and Christian who works in Hollywood. Smolen has appeared on such network TV shows as “Criminal Minds” and “Brothers & Sisters” and has been cast in feature films and a national TV commercial. But it’s her role in a new small-budget[...]
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