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TUTOR CLAIMS “THR” MISQUOTED HIM

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is leading the group buying Miramax from Disney claims he was misquoted in a Hollywood Reporter report about his relationship with controversial investor David Bergstein. The report, written by veteran showbiz reporter Alex Ben Block, had quoted Tutor as saying that Bergstein would play no role in the new Miramax […]

IS ZUCKER OUT AT NBC?

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has denied a New York Post report that NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker has accepted an exit package from corporate parent General Electric worth $30-40 million. The report also claimed that Zucker has agreed to leave the company “a couple of months” after Comcast takes control of NBC Universal next year. “There […]

REPORT: “ROBIN HOOD” COST $200 MILLION

May 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ordinarily the actual production budget of a Hollywood blockbuster is kept as hush-hush as the on-location dalliances of its stars, but TheWrap.com’s Sharon Waxman claims to have got her hands on the actual budget outline for Robin Hood, which indicates that original plans called for spending $237 million on the movie. Waxman noted that tax […]

CLOONEY PROPOSES PLAN TO RESCUE MOTION PICTURE FUND HOME

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

George Clooney has proposed that the Screen Actors Guild remove its cap on annual dues to pay for the costs of the Motion Picture Fund’s hospital and long-term care facility, which is slated to be shut down. In an interview with Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com, Clooney noted that the current cap is $6,500 per year […]

IS THEWRAP.COM GETTING A BUM WRAP?

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Sharon Waxman landed Joe Adalian, the veteran TV editor at Variety, to cover television for her new website, TheWrap.com, last June, many industry observers took notice and regarded it as a big hire. Now, just ten months later, Adalian is leaving — heading for New York magazine’s lively — and fast-growing — entertainment site […]

HAVE THE WEINSTEINS BOUGHT BACK MIRAMAX?

April 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Conflicting reports about the sale of the Walt Disney Co.’s defunct Miramax unit popped up on numerous entertainment-related websites on Thursday, initiated by a Hollywood Reporter “exclusive” maintaining that Bob and Harvey Weinstein had won the bidding to take back the company that they founded and later sold to Disney. “No word yet on when […]

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