The Hollywood Reporter’s Full Uncensored Studio Executive Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter’s Studio Executives Roundtable features Donna Langley (Chairman, Universal Pictures), Tom Rothman (Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group), Rob Moore (Vice Chair, Paramount Pictures), Stacey Snider (Co-Chairman, 20th Century Fox), Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), and Rob Friedman (Co-Chair, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group).Read More

A Widow’s Threats, High-Powered Spats and the Sony Hack: The Strange Saga of ‘Steve Jobs’

Laurene Powell Jobs pressured Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and every studio in Hollywood to not make the movie. David Fincher wouldn’t budge off his $10 million fee. Now, THR talks to the creative team — Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and more — behind the most anticipated, controversial biopic in years. On Read MoreRead More

Walt Disney, a Visionary Who Was Crazy Like a Mouse

How Walt Disney tossed the corporate playbook in order to dream big. Here is something that might surprise you: Walt Disney, that icon of American ingenuity, was in financial straits through most of his career. You probably thought he would have been a business genius — a model for others to study. But Disney was Read MoreRead More

How the Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy went from Secretary to Studio Boss

Kathleen Kennedy has long worked in the shadows of moviemaking legends such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Now, as The Force Awakens readies for release, she is getting her star turn. It’s a tale perfect for Hollywood. The blond, dreadlocked German to my left is on the verge of tears. And perhaps a grand Read MoreRead More

What Filmmakers Should Know About Negotiating A Film Distribution Deal

Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A Callif discuss what happens when a film gets a distribution deal. Via Film Courage Here’s another discussing what it’s like hiring an entertainment attorney.Read More

How To Read The Numbers For THE INTERVIEW’s VOD Release

Fawn Lebowitz tries to shed some transparency in comparing THE INTERVIEW’s day-and-date release to a typical weekend box office. With the release of Sony’s The Interview on limited VOD platforms, there were a number of cyber conversations about the ramifications of a major studio doing a day and date VOD release. And then Sony made their Read MoreRead More

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