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David Ayer Eyeing Warner Bros.’ ‘Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)

By Rebecca Ford AP Images/Invision David Ayer David Ayer, the gritty filmmaker whose World War II tank drama Fury hits theaters next month, is circling Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment project Suicide Squad. The project had been in development with Justin Marks attached to write for a couple of years, but sources say it was put on the back burner when focus turned to ...

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Jamie Foxx Sued Over New Song (Exclusive)

By Eriq Gardner Miller Mobley Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release. The lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over “Party Ain’t a Party,” is a rather atypical copyright lawsuit that centers on the ...

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Jamie Foxx Sued Over New Song (Exclusive)

By Eriq Gardner Miller Mobley Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release. The lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over “Party Ain’t a Party,” is a rather atypical copyright lawsuit that centers on the ...

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Universal Buys YA Short-Story Collection ‘Let It Snow’

By Rebecca Ford Universal has optioned the film rights to the short-story collection Let It Snow, written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Released in 2008, the book features three separate interconnected stories about teens during a huge Christmastime blizzard. Green is the popular author behind this summer’s hit film The Fault in Our Stars, and his other book, Paper Towns, is ...

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Peter Kujawski Appointed Director of Universal Pictures International Productions

By Austin Siegemund-Broka Courtesy of Universal Pictures Universal evp worldwide acquisitions Peter Kujawski will become the first managing director of Universal Pictures International Productions, Universal chairman Donna Langley announced today. The division he’ll run in the newly created role is focused on expanding Universal’s international presence through local productions, financing partnerships and acquisitions in worldwide markets, while acquiring English-language films from around the globe. ...

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Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle

By Paul Bond Multi-billionaire Larry Ellison said Thursday he has stepped down as CEO of Oracle, the software company he co-founded more than three decades ago. Ellison, whose children are prominent filmmakers, will remain with the company as executive chairman and chief technology officer while Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will each become CEO while Jeff Henley, Oracle’s chairman, will become vice chairman. Ellison ...

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Box Office Milestone: ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Crosses $300 Million Worldwide

By Pamela McClintock James Bridges/Twentieth Century Fix ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Continuing its dazzling run, YA drama The Fault In Our Stars has crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office in a major win for Fox 2000 and author John Green. Fault In Our Stars, costing just $12 million to make, is easily one of the most profitable titles of ...

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Box Office Milestone: ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Crosses $300 Million Worldwide

By Pamela McClintock James Bridges/Twentieth Century Fix ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Continuing its dazzling run, YA drama The Fault In Our Stars has crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office in a major win for Fox 2000 and author John Green. Fault In Our Stars, costing just $12 million to make, is easily one of the most profitable titles of ...

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Toronto: Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’ Gets Canadian Distribution

By Etan Vlessing Elevation Pictures has inked deals to acquire two Toronto Film Festival titles for the Canadian market, Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young and Jalmari Helander’s Big Game. The deal with FilmNation hands Elevation the local rights to the Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts-starring dramedy by Baumbach that earlier sold to A24 Films for the U.S. market. The indie distributor also acquired Big ...

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Jeff Koons’ Disappointed Filmmaker: “I Won’t Say I Think He’s a Con Artist”

By Ted Simmons AP Images/Invision Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons, the subject of ‘Jeff, Embrace Your Past’ Like few others, Jeff, Embrace Your Past filmmaker Roger Teich withheld his opinion of Jeff Koons at the worldwide premiere of his time-capsule film on Wednesday night, and the audience at the Film Society of Lincoln Center screening wanted to know: What does he think of the ...

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