Ron Cook

  • How to Make a Portfolio of Media Companies

    Let’s talk about two different types of media stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

    CANNES –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-TV group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions. The news comes as The Weinstein…

    Variety
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

    Associated Press
  • Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ Mansion Is Up for Sale

    Now this is fetch: “Mean Girls” fans willing to cough up $15 million can now live in Regina George’s mansion. The home that Rachel McAdams’ character’s family (led by cool mom Amy Poehler) occupied in the hit 2004 teen comedy is selling for a pretty mean price. The 20,000-square-foot home is…

    Variety
  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

    AFP
  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety
  • 'Tomorrowland' Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Talks About Creating First Dolby Vision Theatrical Release

    The high dynamic range capabilities allow “the actors’ performance to stand out more,” adds colorist Stephen Nakamura.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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    Michael Caine At The Cannes Film Festival

    Michael Caine, who is starring in 'Youth' which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival also sat down with us there to chat about the film.

    Celebrity Wire
  • Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

    British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The movie with the working title "Volga" will "look at the past and future of Russia, a country on the…

    AFP
  • Robert De Niro Gives Blunt Commencement Speech at NYU: 'You're [Bleeped]'

    Robert De Niro delivers some profane, poignant advice to grads at university's Tisch School of the Arts.

    Yahoo Movies
  • Hollywood Teamsters Reach Contract Deal With Basic Crafts Unions

    Hollywood's Teamsters and the basic crafts unions have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. Terms of the deal, which must be ratified by the unions' members, were not disclosed. "We were able to achieve good contracts for all of our covered members while at the same time…

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  • ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Season 2 Sneak Peek: The Internet Is Coming

    EXCLUSIVE: Here a first look at the new TV spot for Season 2 of AMC’s ’80s computer drama Halt And Catch Fire. The show’s sophomore year picks up in 1985 as the startup company run by Cameron ( Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) wrestles with a wild new concept that will come to be known as…

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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Koons sculpture raises 12 million euros at Cannes AIDS auction

    A huge sculpture called "Colouring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research. Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Marion…

    Reuters
  • Ava DuVernay & Eli Roth Added To PGA’s Produced By Conference

    EXCLUSIVE:  Ava DuVernay and Eli Roth are the latest additions to PGA's Produced By Conference, set for May 30-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. The Selma producer-director will sit for A Conversation With Tyler Perry, and the horror veteran is set to moderate a panel on Blumhouse Productions.…

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  • Introducing The Quentin Tarantino Of Uganda

    You know Hollywood and Bollywood, but have you heard of Wakaliwood? Uganda's growing action film industry is spearheaded by an unlikely pair, New Yorker Alan Hofmanis and Ugandan native Isaac Nabwana. The duo is creating kick-ass movies with computer-generated bombings and epic fight scenes that…

    Huffington Post
  • Joe Henderson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

    Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on  Lucifer as well as develop new projects for…

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