John Lasseter

  • IMAX China $248 million IPO saw lukewarm reception from retail investors

    A $248 million Hong Kong IPO from IMAX China Holding Inc, majority-owned by the namesake giant screen movie theater equipment maker, saw particularly weak demand from retail investors, a filing showed on Wednesday. While there have been some signs of improving confidence in the market, with China…

  • Barry Diller On Donald Trump: If He Wins, I’m Fleeing The Country — Or Resisting

    Note to those of you who had Barry Diller in your which-media-mogul-will-endorse- Donald Trump pool: Thanks for playing our game. The IAC Interactive boss didn’t mince words about the GOP White House hopeful during an event in NYC today. "If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the…

  • Fox probing claims 'Maze Runner' cast took artifacts

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico ranch.

    Associated Press
  • Jason Reitman, ‘Casual’ Creator Share Real Life Story Behind New Hulu Comedy

    Jason Reitman is making his first foray into television with Hulu’s new comedy series “Casual.”

    The Wrap
  • Met Gala Heist Movie in the Works at New Line

    New Line is launching development of a heist movie set at the star-studded annual Met Gala in New York City. The Warner Bros. division picked up the spec script “Met Gala Heist,” written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, and set up the project with Michelle Sy. The story focuses on a pair of…

  • Facebook Enhances Tools for TV Producers to Engage Fans

    Facebook, eager to encourage more TV shows to use the world’s biggest social platform, has expanded the suite of tools available to producers to connect with viewers. The new tools, which have been tested in early iterations with partners, will let TV production teams introduce live polling and…

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    Dan Rather Admires Pope Francis' Discussion of "Humility, Modesty, Forgiveness, Love"

    "I think [Pope Francis] should be asked questions about church finances and about the church's problems with the abuse of underage children."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Actors who keep doing the same thing again. And again. And again

    Here are four of the best.  Matt Damon From Saving Private Ryan to Interstellar to the currently playing The Martian, there’s been a long cinematic history of saving Matt Damon. For example, in Good Will Hunting, Damon gets saved from his psychological baggage by Robin Williams in…

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  • Female-Driven Movies Make Money, So Why Aren’t More Being Made?

    It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening weekend was a master class on femi-nomics when “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2” faced off on May 15 — and both films came out ahead. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, starred Charlize Theron…

  • F. Gary Gray schedules a monster payday as director of 'Furious 8'

    F. Gary Gray had a great summer at the box-office with the surprise hit 'Straight Outta Compton,' and now it looks like he's the studio's choice to direct 'Furious 8'

  • George Lopez Starring in ‘Aloha Santa’

    George Lopez will star in the upcoming comedy “Aloha Santa,” which will begin production in Maui in December. Lopez stars as Chris Cringle, the immature adopted son of Santa Claus, who finds his world turned upside down when his father passes on and leaves the duties of being Santa Claus to him.…

  • New Tax Credits Boost Filming In L.A. In Q3

    California's new film tax credit already is paying dividends in Los Angeles, which saw a 3.8% increase in on-location filming during the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The first round of TV projects that qualified under the incentives program entered production…

  • Watch: The Dinosaurs Finally Speak In 'Good Dinosaur' Trailer

    Video The big news in this morning's The Good Dinosaur trailer, timed to be attached to Pan I suppose, is that we actually get dialogue from our main characters. Pretty much every piece of marketing thus far for the Walt Disney/Pixar film has been silent save for music and sound effects. As I…

  • Aaron Sorkin says Steve Jobs just wanted to be loved—is that so wrong?

    At a post-screening Q&A Monday night, Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriter offered a simple psychological diagnosis of a complicated man.

  • ‘NBC Nightly News’ Logs Another Weekly Win

    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt clocked another win, with its biggest audience since March and hit a five-week high in the news demo thanks to its 5% gain versus same week last year. Holt’s newscast clocked 8.6 million viewers, besting ABC World News with David Muir’s 8.5 million and CBS…

  • Interviewing the Team Behind Evan's Crime

    Evan's Crime, directed by Sandy Tung, is an independent film about college kid who finds himself in deep trouble for a crime he didn't commit. The film premiered at the 31st Annual Boston Film Festival.Sam: My first question to you is the inspiration for this movie. It's obviously a cautionary tale…

    Huffington Post
  • It’s Up to Men in Power to Take the First Step Toward Diversity in TV

    Lifetime’s acclaimed summer drama “Unreal” opened with a memorable image: Shiri Appleby’s character, Rachel, the producer of a reality dating show, “Everlasting,” was sprawled on the floor of a limousine, surrounded by the show’s contestants and trying to avoid the cameras. Rachel’s face revealed…