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PRODUCER/STUDIO EXEC JOHN CALLEY DEAD AT 81

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner Bros. in the 1970s, Calley “helped set in motion a decade of hits that rival the best of any studio […]

FORMER HARRODS OWNER MAY BUY PINEWOOD SHEPPERTON

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has confirmed that he is the unidentified “third party” who is considering making a bid to acquire Britain’s legendary Pinewood Shepperton studios. Al Fayed sold the Harrods department store chain in 2010 for $2.3 billion. He once owned a studio in Egypt and backed the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, […]