Legendary Entertainment and Universal ink deal

Legendary Entertainment and Universal ink deal

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Universal Pictures and the production company Legendary Entertainment said Wednesday they have signed a five-year partnership.
Angelina Jolie to direct film version of 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie to direct film version of 'Unbroken'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie says she plans to direct "Unbroken," a movie about Olympian and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini.

Syfy bringing movies to the big screen

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Syfy Ventures and Universal Pictures say they are joining forces to create Syfy Films, a U.S. company that will develop and produce theatrical motion pictures.
Howard, Grazer to get humanitarian award

Howard, Grazer to get humanitarian award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center says it plans to present film director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer with its 2010 Humanitarian Award.
Chairmen ousted at Universal Pictures

Chairmen ousted at Universal Pictures

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Marc Shmuger and David Linde have been ousted after three years as studio chairmen of Hollywood's Universal Pictures, the Wall Street Journal reported.
'Frost/Nixon' sets '08 box office record

'Frost/Nixon' sets '08 box office record

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says its film "Frost/Nixon" earned $180,708 when it debuted in three locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto last weekend.

'Charlie Wilson' gets early release date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Charlie Wilson's War," a new Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, is set to hit theaters four days earlier than planned.

Ticket giveaway part of movie opener

MINNEAPOLIS, March 23 (UPI) -- Best Buy and Universal Pictures announced plans to give away $15 million in tickets to the March 30 weekend's U.S. theatrical release of "Peaceful Warrior."

Universal marketing units consolidate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures consolidated its U.S. theatrical and home video marketing departments, a move observers said was a first by a major studio.

'Cinderella Man' hits some cinemas again

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Universal has re-released Russell Crowe's summer boxing flick "Cinderella Man" in an effort to create an Oscar buzz, it was reported Sunday.

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"Lord of the Rings" star Ian McKellen says he, too, has heard the rumors about his taking over the role of Albus Dumbledore in the next Harry Potter film.
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