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  1. RADiUS-TWC Acquires Quincy Jones-Produced Doc on Trumpeter Clark Terry

    April 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT The Quincy Jones-produced film on trumpeter Clark Terry has been acquired by RADiUS-TWC, the company that had Oscar-winning success with "20 Feet From Stardom." Terry, a veteran of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands before leading ...

  2. Backbeat Byte: Bono and The Edge Come Out to Support 'Mandela'

    January 07, 2014 4:21 PM EST  U2’s Bono and the Edge gathered at a reception for the Weinstein Co.’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Monday night at the Sunset Marquis. Their first song in three years, “Ordinary Love,” is featured in the film. Bono said the song “is a plea f ...

  3. Adam Levine Film Acquired by Weinsteins; Elton John on the Emmys; Arcade Fire on 'SNL'; Cher on 'The Voice': Gallo's Film/TV Briefs

    September 09, 2013 2:36 PM EDT The Weinstein Co. Will Distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" The Weinstein Co. will distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" , director John Carney' s film about a record producer ( Mark Ruffalo ) and an aspiring musici ...

  4. Backbeat: Director Morgan Neville Gets Emotional at 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sundance Concert

    January 21, 2013 12:46 PM EST "Twenty Feet From Stardom" director Morgan Neville admitted he was nearly in tears seeing the subjects of his documentary on back-up singers gathered at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night. Seeing the singers  -- Merry Clayton, Da ...

  5. 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell At Sundance

    January 21, 2013 10:27 AM EST Add "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" to the growing music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival. HBO Documentary Films acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. The film ...

  6. Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

    November 09, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters ROGER WATERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL DIAMOND, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY GAGA AMONG 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS WINNERS: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, ...

  7. Weinstein Company Wins Major Lawsuit Over 'Soul Man' Sam Moore

    May 29, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Any close reader of film credits will be familiar with the words, "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." On the other hand, wasn't it philosopher ...

  8. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  9. Exclusive: 'The Artist,' Acclaimed Silent Film, Eyes Concert Tour

    December 16, 2011 8:01 AM EST "The Artist," the mostly silent film that has acquired numerous award nominations in recent weeks and is considered an Oscar front-runner, is being positioned as a concert attraction. William Morris Endeavor, which represents composer Lu ...

  10. `Tron: Legacy' Uploads at Number 1 with $43.6 Million Opening Weekend

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES - Jeff Bridges' sci-fi sequel "Tron: Legacy" has leaped to the top of the box-office grid with a $43.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney release reboots the story line started in B ...

  11. 'Tron' Sequel Set To Hit $40 Million At Box Office

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hollywood is once again overstuffing the Christmas stocking with films of all shapes and sizes, hoping to benefit from the most lucrative and intense stretch of the year at the box office. Among the four new wide releases, Disney's 3D tentpol ...

  12. Lil Wayne To Star In 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rapper will play a character named Lamont, a student from a New Orleans high school who is skeptical of the school's n ...

  13. Rights Flap Jamming Bob Marley Film

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has refused to license any of his music for a biopic that the Weinstein Co. is prepping -- despite the fact that his widow, Rita Marley, is its executive producer. The reason? There is a competing Martin Scorsese documenta ...

  14. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  15. Weinsteins Pick Cherry Lane

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Some of the top indie-minded entrepreneurs in entertainment are finding their way to Cherry Lane Music Publishing. On the heels of Quincy Jones's move to the indie publisher is the company formed by hit film producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein ...

  16. Studios, Vid Marketers Tout Titles With Musical Hook

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trend in Hollywood: melding musicians with movies. The Weinstein Co. and Genius Products are showing their hipness by playing up the music angle of the upcoming DVD release of "Derailed." The title hits stores Tuesday with an extended ve ...

  17. Disney, Weinsteins Are Done

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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 Weinstein (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After a prolonged, ...