James Bond studio to open 1st US facility in Ga.
2013-04-30 06:15:53 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — The British film studio that's home to the James Bond movie franchise announced plans Monday for its first U.S. film production facility, at a site near Atlanta.
The large-scale film complex will be called Pinewood Atlant...
Big growth likely for Georgia's film industry
2013-04-29 04:06:54 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — A few years ago, Georgia was locked in a bidding war with North Carolina over the Disney movie, "The Last Song," starring Miley Cyrus.
Both states wanted the movie to film in their state, and North Carolina was close to s...
F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten ledger online
2013-04-28 17:10:38 UTC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An intriguing peek into the daily scribbles and life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is now available online, just weeks before the opening of the movie "The Great Gatsby."
Researchers from the University of South Ca...
'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US
2013-04-28 17:05:30 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Iron Man 3" is the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadows a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.
The superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. got a head-start on its do...
Jerry Lewis makes appearance at 'King of Comedy'
2013-04-28 17:00:50 UTC
The Tribeca Film Festival has ended on a royal note with Jerry Lewis showing up at the 30th anniversary screening of "The King of Comedy."
The 87-year-old comedian-actor walked out to thunderous applause after the screening Saturday, jo...
Zach Braff raises $2M on Kickstarter in 3 days
2013-04-28 05:28:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Braff has met his goal on Kickstarter, raising $2 million in three days to fund his follow-up to "Garden State."
The actor-director's crowd-funding campaign follows Rob Thomas' wildly successful use of Kickstarter to fin...
Eastwood says he'd love to be directing at age 105
2013-04-28 05:19:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades.
In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday about the art of film directing, Eastwood expressed admiration for the 104-year-old Portugue...
Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' car found 19 years later
2013-04-27 19:50:14 UTC
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the classic Chevrolet convertible featured in the film "Pulp Fiction" has been found nearly two decades after it was stolen.
The San Bernardino County Sun reports (http://bit.ly/15ZvJWK ) movie directo...
Paltrow named People's Most Beautiful Woman
2013-04-24 16:33:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Gwyneth Paltrow as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2013.
The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine's annual list of the "World's Most Beautiful," announced Wednesday.
Commenting on her selecti...
Hollywood yielding to China's growing film clout
2013-04-24 16:03:57 UTC
Coming soon to a theater near you: China's Communist Party.
From demanding changes in plot lines that denigrate the Chinese leadership, to dampening lurid depictions of sex and violence, Beijing is having increasing success in pressuri...
Stephen King gives to Maine gun control coalition
2013-04-24 04:56:21 UTC
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws.
King says the gift was "five figures" but doesn't want to say more about it because "charity's supposed to be a p...
NBCUniversal expansion to start with Harry Potter
2013-04-24 04:51:40 UTC
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — NBCUniversal plans to begin construction this summer on a $1.6 billion, 25-year expansion of its Los Angeles-area theme park, offices and production facilities.
The company owned by Comcast Corp. announced Tuesd...
Reese Witherspoon charged with disorderly conduct
2013-04-22 04:23:26 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car while her husband was given a field sobriety test in Atlanta.
Witherspoon was relea...
Fans sink into Cruise's 'Oblivion' in $38.2M debut
2013-04-21 17:08:12 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie fans have slipped into "Oblivion" as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller leads Hollywood with a $38.2 million debut.
That domestic haul comes on top of $33.7 million "Oblivion" added in overseas markets, where the fi...
'Transformers' plans casting call on Chinese TV
2013-04-18 17:15:32 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reality television in China will help cast the next "Transformers" flick.
Backers of the fourth installment in the blockbuster franchise say four people will win roles through the "'Transformers 4' Chinese Actors Tale...
Cannes festival tribute for Woodward and Newman
2013-04-18 17:09:02 UTC
PARIS (AP) — The 66th Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, who starred in many films together, including "The Long, Hot Summer," which won Newman a best actor award at the festival 55 years ago...
'Star Wars' films to come yearly starting in 2015
2013-04-18 05:15:30 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Disney is turning "Star Wars" films into an annual summer ritual.
Walt Disney Co. chairman Alan Horn announced Wednesday that the studio would release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015.
Celebs address security concerns at annual NY gala
2013-04-17 04:28:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of the 9/11 terror attacks and celebs attending an annual Vanity Fair gala in New York City Tuesday to kick off this year's event were mindful of the shadow cast by Monday's ...
'The Avengers' takes top prize at MTV Movie Awards
2013-04-15 04:24:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.
The action romp won three awards Sunday, including the top prize, movie of th...
Man accused in 'Breaking Bad' theft arrested again
2013-04-11 17:17:23 UTC
ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of breaking into "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston's car late last year and stealing a script has been arrested again.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office records show that 29-year-ol...
China pulls 'Django Unchained' on day of premiere
2013-04-11 17:07:58 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — "Django Unchained" became "Django Unscreened" on Thursday as Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical pro...
David Geffen donates $25M for academy museum
2013-04-09 17:19:39 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music and movie mogul David Geffen has kicked in $25 million for a film museum planned by Academy Awards overseers.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the David Geffen Foundation made ...
Fans get early look at 'Elysium' footage
2013-04-09 05:18:22 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year is 2154, and Earth belongs to the poor. The wealthiest citizens live on "Elysium," an idyllic, disease-free utopia they built in space.
On Monday, a few hundred film fans in Los Angeles, Berlin and S...
Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies
2013-04-17 07:13:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a perky, cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon in a string of '60s fun-in-the-sun movies with titles like "Beach Blank...
Robert Downey Jr. promotes 'Iron Man 3' in Beijing
2013-04-06 16:18:37 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote "Iron Man 3," which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors.
At a news conference Saturday, Downey — who reprises the role of Tony ...