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Hollywood is in Turnaround

"It's in turnaround" is one of the great Hollywood lines in "Argo" as John Goodman and Alan Arkin throw insider lingo at Ben Affleck's neophyte "associate producer." Truth is, it seems like all of Hollywood is in turnaround right now.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 7:07 AM
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Rome Film Festival to Give 'Rise of the Guardians' Vanity Fair Award

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) will award the "Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence" to Dreamworks' animated 3-D holiday-character adventure "Rise of the Guardians" (opening November 21) for the film's "innovative, artistic and strategic contribution" to contemporary cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 2, 2012 7:51 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Handicapping the Animation Oscar Race

With the fall/holiday season just around the corner, the Oscar animation race is even more wide open than last season, when "Rango" jumped out early and never looked back in grabbing the Academy Award. In fact, most of the eventual nominees have probably not been released, which makes it hard to pin down how great a year it will turn out to be.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 29, 2012 2:35 PM
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Universal Preps for Change, from Meyer's Upstairs Move to Courting DreamWorks' Snider and Spielberg

Changes are under way at Universal Studios. And the LAT's revelation that studio president Ron Meyer will be heading into an advisory role at NBCUniversal prior to his retirement paves the way for new leadership. The longest- running studio chief in Hollywood has arranged his own graceful exit.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 9, 2012 3:53 PM
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As Kennedy Moves to Lucasfilm, Marshall Adds Production President

As Kathleen Kennedy transitions to running George Lucas's Lucasfilm empire in San Francisco, her husband and partner Frank Marshall is making changes at their Kennedy/Marshall production company. Marshall, the new sole head of the company, is adding a new production president, development executive Grey Rembert.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 9, 2012 1:47 PM
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Comic-Con: Dreamworks Announces Third 'Kung Fu Panda' & Upcoming Animation Slate

DreamWorks announces at Comic-Con that a third "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, which is not surprising given the Jack Black animated panda franchise has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 13, 2012 2:41 PM
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DreamWorks Pares Exec Ranks, Makes Sourian Producer, Bario Single Production Chief

As DreamWorks Studios streamlines into a smaller entity, it has no room for two top-level expensive production presidents. Thus the Reliance-backed company, which is run by Steven Spielberg and Stacy Snider, and distributes through Disney, has given Mark Sourian a first-look production deal.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 30, 2012 7:13 PM
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Orci & Kurtzman Pact with Universal as DreamWorks Scales Back; Will Snider Go to Disney?

Screenwriter-producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (K/O Paper Products) couldn't be much hotter ("Transformers," "Star Trek," "Spider-Man" sequel, "Ender's Game") and they've just signed a two-year first-look production deal at Universal Pictures to revitalize their horror film library.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 7:34 AM
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Adorable: Chris Pine Reads 'The Man in the Moon' at Milk + Bookies to Promo "Rise of the Guardians"

In a marked switch from his macho turn as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek," Chris Pine reads "The Man in the Moon" by William Joyce aloud at the third annual Milk + Bookies at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. "The Man in the Moon" is the inspiration behind DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" (November 21).
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 7:19 PM
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Immersed in Movies: DreamWorks Teases 'Rise of the Guardians,' 'Madagascar 3'

Well, if the surprising box office success of "The Lorax" ($132.1 million in two weeks) signaled the beginning of the Oscar race for animated feature, then DreamWorks struck back with a sneak peek on Wednesday of its likely contender, "Rise of the Guardians."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 17, 2012 8:30 AM
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