Tsujihara previously ran the studios home video division. He won a grueling three-way race for the top position against Bruce Rosenblum, who ran TV, and Jeff Robinov from the film studio. Office politics have a lot to do with any of these decisions. Tsujihara is reportedly well-liked by Warner Bros. employees and Fogelson was reportedly engaged in some ugly backroom maneuvering trying to oust his co-chair, Donna Langley. She still has her job after the shakeout. But the new leaders show where companies like Comcast and Time Warner Time Warner see their priorities. Disney has had amazing success with Robert Iger at the head. Igers background was at ABC before he started rising through the upper ranks at Disney. Iger knew how to expand Disneys scope of vision, eyeing potential sources of new entertainment properties from anywhere in the company, says Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, a company that helps studios translate their intellectual property to different platforms. The biggest change were likely to see from these new leaders? Expect the window between when a film hits theater and when it hits home viewing to shrink dramatically.
Matt Souder/AP The Air Hollywood K9 school includes a mock security check in. The studio has grown to include everything from a private jet to a 747, as well as props and supplies. A guide dog takes longer and costs more than any other dog to train because they must be the eyes of their companion. So it wasnt surprising that they all went through with flying colors, Blake said. Going through security, none of the dogs balked or barked at the security wands or pat-downs, even if the wands set off alarms because of their leashes. The dogs sat at their handlers feet in the cabin during the simulated flight, which came with engine sounds, the captain speaking, cabin lights being dimmed, overhead bins being shut and warm-up vibrations, Wilcox said. If there was any nervousness, it was during the simulated takeoff, landing or turbulence. When a dog gets nervous, it might clamp its jaw, lick its lips or get wide-eyed, Blake said. With the dogs in the test class, petting was enough to reassure them, she said. The staff was very knowledgeable about dog behavior and gave good advice, Wilcox said. If a dog gets nervous, dont coddle them. Thats the same thing we use to raise confident, well-balanced dogs, Wilcox said. The studio is taking reservations for its first paid daylong class on Oct.
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Actors JD Williams, Hassan Johnson, Stephen Hill and other cast members to participate in Q&A to participate after screening in NYC. Music from Talib Kweli, John Legend, Reef the lost cause and Chris Rivers Highland throughout the film. Urbanworld Film Festival screening scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 at AMC Loews 34th Street. V-Twinz Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of their film An American In Hollywood at the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. With an all-star cast and the films incredible hip hop soundtrack, this first feature film by V-Twinz Productions will be the Festivals most talked about event. The screening will take place on Friday, September 20th at 10:30PM at AMC Loews 34th Street Theatres, located at 312 West 34th Street in New York City. An American In Hollywood is an extraordinary portrayal of a group of young and talented aspiring film artists, struggling to climb the ladder in Hollywood. While faced with challenges and obstacles from the hard-to-crack glass ceiling of the complex film industry, these creative minds find a way to make their voices heard and their visions seen. With a superhero-based concept, this film follows a New York-born Writer/Director, Josiah, who leads his childhood friends to Los Angeles to pursue their artistic goals and dreams. Paul, a Producer/Assistant Director, Angelo, an aspiring actor, and Dorian and Trilok, aspiring Actors/Stand-Up Comedians, all cope with the day-to-day hardships of making it in Hollywood. The film takes the viewer on a personal journey with Josiah and his relationship with a feisty young actress, Ayoka. This young couple both display their shared tribulations in trying to have a career in Hollywood, and maintaining a relationship. Driven by ambition, it doesnt take long for this group of friends to grasp the reality of the commercial system they are up against, and the price of being a hero in America. Co-stars, JD Williams and Hassan Johnson from the HBO hit series The Wire are reunited in this film, along with actors Stephen Hill, Azur-De and Richard Carroll, Jr. An American in Hollywoods musical film score consists of a full spectrum of todays hip hop and music stars, as well as some up and coming and underground artists including Talib Kweli, John Legend, Reef the Lost Cause and Chris Rivers (fka BabyPun).
An American in Hollywood to premiere at the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival
Jennifer Aniston can earn $5 million — but only in a comedy –after hitting big unexpectedly with We’re the Millers. Rachel McAdams also can earn up to $5 million but solely in her proven genre — weepy tearjerkers like The Vow. She did not come close to that range for an untitled Cameron Crowe project at Sony. Dwayne Johnson makes $15 million for action films thanks to having three such movies open at No. 1 in the span of two months this year: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain and Gain and Fast & Furious 6. (He’ll receive $12 million for his next vehicle, the upcoming Brett Ratner-directed Hercules.) “You will not see him do another Tooth Fairy anytime soon,” says a source. “He got in trouble trying to step out of his range.” PHOTOS:Exclusive Portraits of Chris Hemsworth: Superhero Slims Down to Play Formula One Racer Proven genres notwithstanding, the new-generation A-list has yet to muscle this older generation aside, especially when the elders manage to reinvent themselves as successfully as, say, Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone and Downey. Who in recent years could have seen Bullock taking a role first written for a man in the space drama Gravity, the most-talked-about picture at the Toronto Film Festival? Three and a half decades after Rocky, who could have predicted Stallone creating his own starring material and making $15 million for the next Expendables? And a few years ago, who would have imagined Downey as the lead in not one but two franchises, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes? Downey remains Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, whose rich deal to play Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise netted him an estimated $50 million for the third in the series.
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