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'The Wolf of Wall Street' is to open Dec. 25 after postponement

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is to open Dec. 25 after postponement

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese is putting the finishing touches on "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the film will be ready to open Dec. 25, Paramount Pictures said.
Christopher Nolan's next movie due out in 2014

Christopher Nolan's next movie due out in 2014

HOLLYWOOD, March 8 (UPI) -- Writer/director Christopher Nolan's film "Interstellar" will be co-produced and distributed by Hollywood's Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.

DreamWorks Animation signs deal with Fox

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. animator behind the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute its movies, it said Monday.
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Paramount leads global box office in 2011

Paramount leads global box office in 2011

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says it had the biggest box-office gross in 2011, earning $5.17 billion in receipts worldwide.
Paramount announces animation division

Paramount announces animation division

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures said Wednesday it is starting up an in-house animation division, with its first title slated for release in 2014.
Chase, Van Zandt reunite for film

Chase, Van Zandt reunite for film

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- David Chase, creator and producer of "The Sopranos," says he is reuniting with Steven Van Zandt, one of the New Jersey mob drama's stars, in a new film.
David Chase to direct first feature film

David Chase to direct first feature film

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator and producer of the iconic U.S. drama series "The Sopranos," is to make his feature film directing debut for Paramount Vantage.

Paramount Pictures cuts top executives

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey says the U.S. studio has parted ways with Paramount Film Group head John Lesher and production executive Brad Weston.
'Sopranos' creator to direct first film

'Sopranos' creator to direct first film

HOLLYWOOD, May 8 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator of "The Sopranos," has signed a deal with Hollywood's Paramount Pictures to write, direct and produce his first feature film.

Paramount changes executive line-up

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey has reshuffled the U.S. studio's executive hierarchy following nearly a month of preparations.

Woman sues cop after wedding brawl

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The mother of a bride whose wedding reception in Orland Park, Ill., was host to a fight between a cop and up to 18 guests is suing the officer.

DreamWorks, Viacom deal still not dreamy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Tensions among principals in the year-old Viacom acquisition of Los Angeles-based DreamWorks SKG's live-action studio remain evident, observers said.

Berman out at Paramount Pictures

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Gail Berman has resigned after less than two years as president and top creative executive at Paramount Pictures, the Viacom-owned studio said in Los Angeles.

Paramount pinches Cruise movie company

HOLLYWOOD, July 31 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's contract with Paramount Pictures was to be renewed Monday at $2.5 million a year, down from the previous $10 million-plus a year, it was reported.

Ferrell and McKay sign on to make comedies

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alums Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have signed an exclusive two-year U.S. film deal to produce intelligent but low-budget film comedies.

Paramount chief helps FBI on Pellicano

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey has met with the FBI twice about his connection to Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, it was reported Friday.

Snider leaves Universal for DreamWorks

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures Chairwoman Stacey Snider is leaving to take over the helm of DreamWorks, a division of Paramount Pictures, it was reported Monday.

New studio head makes changes

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- One of the priorities set by new Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey was a badly needed boost in employee morale, it was reported Monday.

Paramount, Pitt's Plan B in a deal

HOLLYWOOD, June 23 (UPI) -- Paramount reportedly has a deal with Brad Pitt, giving the filmmaker first crack at theatrical motion pictures developed at Pitt's Plan B.

'Mission Impossible' forges ahead

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The third installment of Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series is targeted to hit theaters next May, it was announced Wednesday.

Gail Berman leaves Fox for Paramount

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Gail Berman has resigned as president of entertainment at Fox TV to take a top position with Paramount Pictures, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

New Paramount chief sets first big project

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures' first major project under new studio head Brad Grey will be "Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

Grey appointed CEO of Paramount unit

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Viacom said Thursday Brad Grey has been appointed chairman and chief executive of Paramount Motion Picture Group.

New Paramount head may be announced

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Brad Grey has emerged as the leading candidate to become Sherry Lansing's successor at Hollywood's Paramount Pictures.
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