LOS ANGELES — Film producer Richard Zanuck, who won the best picture Oscar for “Driving Miss Daisy” and was involved in such blockbuster films as “Jaws” and “The Sting” after his father, Hollywood mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, fired him from 20th Century Fox, died Friday. He was 77.
Zanuck’s publicist says he died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home.
Zanuck’s run of successes as an independent producer rivaled the… Continue reading 'Jaws' Producer Richard Zanuck Dead At 77
Picking up yesterday where we left off with Jon Chu at the American International Toy Fair, we now set our sights on Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” as well as the first film and the “Transformers” series. I’m a bit of a skeptic after the first film, the financially successful “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” failed to resemble anything that would remind one of, you… Continue reading Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Producer, Confirms The Cobra Commander In New Sequel Is 'Different Guy'
Congratulations Scott Rudin! The mega-producer can now count himself amongst the hallowed EGOT group, after winning a Grammy award this past weekend for best musical theater album (“The Book of Mormon”).
The EGOTs, an acronym that stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, was popularized by Tracy Morgan’s character on the sitcom “30 Rock.” A running gag on the show is Tracy’s goal to win every award on the list… Continue reading Scott Rudin, EGOT Winner: Mega Producer Has Won An Emmy, Grammy, Oscar And Tony
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When Original vampire mama Esther (Alice Evans) returned to Mystic Falls after spending the last millennium six feet under, we knew she’d have some deeply hidden tricks up her sleeve. But could anyone have possibly seen tonight’s twist coming?
We learned tonight that Esther is not one for subtlety, as she marked her arrival with the grandest… Continue reading ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Talk tonight’s shocking twist, and find out what’s next from producer Julie Plec
Last week, The Playlist had a chance to speak to Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove and they got him to update them on a number of upcoming Alcon projects including a pair of remakes/relaunches the company is working on, one being a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, the other being a remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s action-thriller Point Break.
Kasave told them that the Blade Runner… Continue reading Alcon Producer Updates on Blade Runner and Point Break