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Warner Bros. Studio Post-Robinov: Do They Need a Strategy Reboot?

The risk of changing management is that new executives face a steep learning curve. Some figure out the rules of the game fast enough to keep their jobs. Others--see Gail Berman at Paramount, Rich Ross at Disney--do not.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 11, 2014 4:48 PM
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TIFF In the Works: Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women and Children,' with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt

Jason Reitman is bringing his latest film "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, to Toronto, but he's also reportedly lining up his next project. The director is circling an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in talks for lead roles.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 5, 2013 1:06 PM
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Why 'Grown Ups 2' Scoring Best Sony Opening Day Since 'Skyfall' Is No Surprise; 'Fruitvale Station' Opens Strong

Dennis Dugan's name doesn't often come to mind when thinking of top American directors. But the one-time actor (whose lead role in ABC's short-lived 1970s "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" was his acting high point) has over the last two decades made 17 films that in total have amassed a domestic gross higher than those of some of the most acclaimed filmmakers over a span of the last several decades.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 13, 2013 4:24 PM
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