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Bully: Harvey Fights Back – Bully to be released unrated

HollywoodNews.com: After a recent plea to the MPAA by BULLY teen Alex Libby and The Weinstein Company (TWC) Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein failed – by one vote – to get the film its deserved PG-13 rating, TWC is choosing to move forward with releasing the film unrated by the MPAA on[...]

“Despicable Me” will cross $500 million

hollywoodnews.com: “Despicable Me” will cross $500 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment announced today. With a current domestic gross of more than $248 million, the inaugural 3D CGI feature from Universal and Illumination is second only to Toy Story 3 in domestic gross among[...]

‘Easy A’s’ Emma Stone joins Andrew Garfield in “Spider-Man”

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming “Spider-Man” film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen[...]

Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” acquired by Newmarket

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Deals are starting to come together as filmmakers bring anticipated titles to major fall festivals. With the Telluride festival about to kick off, Newmarket Films has announced that it has acquired the rights to Peter Weir’s World War II drama “The Way Back,” which will have its world[...]

Angelina Jolie turned down Bond girl role in favor of playing Bond

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie doesn’t play the hero’s girl–she plays the hero. Vanity Fair reports that Jolie turned down the role of a Bond girl in one of the Bond movie reboots. She explains how her casting in “Salt” came about with, “It started with a call from Amy [Pascal, co-chairman[...]

Andrew Garfield to play Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man’

HollywoodNews.com: After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. [...]

Julian Schnabel’s ‘Miral’ gets picked up by The Weinstein Company

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired North American theatrical rights from Pathé to Julian Schnabel’s latest film Miral. The film chronicles Hind Husseinis efforts to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. Miral is based on a[...]

Academy Foundation disputes “poor” rating

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 2 of 2 The Academy Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been given a “poor” rating by one of the country’s leading charity watchdog groups – a rating Academy officials don’t think it deserves. Charity Navigator, which[...]

Ryan O’Hara leaves TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com

Ryan O’Hara, President of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com is leaving the company to take a new position in New York that will be announced next week. During the nine months that TV Guide Network has been acquired by Lionsgate, they have secured new programming shows such as “Ugly Betty,[...]

Disney-ABC TV’s Mark Pedowitz departing

BY STAFF Veteran ABC executive Mark Pedowitz is leaving the company after 19 years. He is expected to set up shop at Warner Bros. TV with a first-look deal. Pedowitz most recently was senior adviser to the office of the co-chairman, reporting to Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney-Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television[...]