Rob Moore, who has been overseeing day-to-day operations at Revolution Studios, has been named president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations at Paramount Pictures by Paramount chairman/CEO Brad Grey.
In an effort to raise the bar for Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has adopted new rules affecting which producers will be eligible for best picture consideration as well as the number of lyricists and composers who can qualify in the original song category.
Accusing Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment of copyright infringement and unfair competition, Marvel Enterprises and 20th Century Fox have filed suit against Sony and Revolution, claiming that the upcoming Sony/Revolution sci-fi comedy "Zoom" uses key elements from the "X-Men" franchise.
After a prolonged, months-long negotiation, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and the Walt Disney Studios announced March 29 that they are ending their 12-year exclusive relationship, under which the Weinsteins ran Miramax Films.
With a deal finally in place, Brad Grey, one of the entertainment industry's leading talent managers, is set to make the transition to studio head by taking over the top executive post at Paramount Pictures by March 1.
After more than a decade running Paramount Pictures as chairman of its motion picture group, Sherry Lansing announced Nov. 2 that she plans to step down when her contract expires at the end of next year.
Many studios remain skeptical about the practicality of the new approach to distributing screeners, and none would publicly acknowledge that they plan to manufacture encrypted DVDs using the technology developed by Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby Inc.