Hollywood Industry News

Fast and Furious 9 Release Pushed Back to 2021 (2020-03-12): Fast & Furious 9 was supposed to be released in May 2020. It will now be pushed back until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Theater Owners Want Movie Trailers Shortened (2014-02-01): Theater owners think movie trailers are too long. They want a maximum length of two minutes for trailers.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies (2013-04-04): America's most famous film critic, Roger Ebert, died to day at the age of 70.

Mass Shooting Reported at Midnight Dark Knight Rises Showing in Aurora, CO (2012-07-20): There has been a horrible mass shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises showing at Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora, Colorado.

Conan and NBC Finalize Deal (2010-01-21): The late night NBC disaster is finally over.

MGM is For Sale (2009-11-13): MGM is officially up for sale, according to Variety.

Putting a Stop to Loud TV Commercials (2009-10-16): Super loud commercials may soon be a thing of the past.

Studios Try to Delay Redbox Rental Releases (2009-08-13): Studios are pushing to delay the release of Redbox, a service that rents DVDs through vending machines, according to Variety.

Weinstein Company Facing Bankruptcy? (2009-06-08): The Weinstein Company is on the brink of bankruptcy, according to multiple sources.

Roger Friedman Fired by Fox Over Bootleg Wolverine Review (2009-04-06): Roger Friedman was fired by News Corp.

The Most Overpaid Actors (2008-09-11): Forbes magazine has determined which actors are overpaid, using a formula that calculated the number of dollars earned for the studio for every dollar paid to the actor in question.

Indian Media Conglomerate to Fund Spielberg's New DreamWorks (2008-06-18): An Indian media conglomerate is stepping forward as a backer for Steven Spielberg's dream to re-start Dreamworks as an independent studio.

Writers' Strike Negotiations Not Going Well (2007-11-29): The negotiations between the WGA and the studios are offline until Tuesday.

Studios Sue Chinese Download Website (2007-11-22): Major American studios have banded together to sue a Chinese site that allows its viewers to download American movies without permission from the copyright holders.

Coppola Criticizes Lazy Pacino, Nicholson and De Niro (2007-10-17): Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola royally dissed actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson, saying they had all gotten lazy and no longer took challenging roles.

The End of Smoking in Movies (2007-10-03): Smoking in movies is well on its way to being extinct.

CDC Helps Out Medical Dramas (2007-04-26): The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now helping out some of the medical dramas on TV get their facts straight.

2007 Oscar Winners List (2007-02-26): Here is the list of the Oscar award winners for the 79th annual Academy Awards.

Lindsay Tells Oprah She's No Party Girl (2006-11-08): Lindsay Lohan appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to promote her new movie, Bobby.

Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner Take Over United Artists (2006-11-02): Variety reports that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner are set to revive United Artists, the studio that was originally founded to be run by artists but which is now a unit of MGM.