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Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as producer of Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards show, organizers announced Wednesday.
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Producers guild to honor Spielberg

Producers guild to honor Spielberg

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says it plans to honor producer, director and writer Steven Spielberg with its 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.
Bardem to star in 'Dark Tower' show, films

Bardem to star in 'Dark Tower' show, films

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Javier Bardem has been cast as Roland Deschain in the TV and film adaptations of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books, the New York Post said.
Grazer and Nguyen to wed

Grazer and Nguyen to wed

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Vietnamese concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen has confirmed she will marry Hollywood movie producer Brian Grazer this fall.
'24' movie set for 2012 release

'24' movie set for 2012 release

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Producer Brian Grazer says a big-screen follow-up to the TV thriller series "24" is to open in theaters in 2012 with Kiefer Sutherland again playing Jack Bauer.
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.
Howard, Grazer to adapt 'Dark Tower' books

Howard, Grazer to adapt 'Dark Tower' books

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will try to bring Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" novels to the big screen.
Crowe gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Crowe gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Director Gus Van Sant has begun shooting his latest, as-yet-untitled film in Portland, Ore., Imagine Entertainment announced Friday.
'Stretch Armstrong' movie in the works

'Stretch Armstrong' movie in the works

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- Executives from Universal Pictures and Hasbro Tuesday announced plans to release "Stretch Armstrong," a Hollywood movie based on the action figure, in 2011.
Reps: Crowe not trying to oust Scott

Reps: Crowe not trying to oust Scott

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Representatives for New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe and British director Ridley Scott deny reports saying the frequent collaborators aren't getting along.
Downey may play gunslinger in 'Cowboys'

Downey may play gunslinger in 'Cowboys'

LOS ANGELES , June 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly is in talks to star in the genre-mixing flick "Cowboys & Aliens," tentatively scheduled for a 2010 release.

Howard, Hanks to make 'Da Vinci' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The producers behind "Angels & Demons" are trying to finalize their shooting script before the Oct. 31 expiration of the Writers Guild of America contract.
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Producer Brian Grazer prepares to give director Ron Howard the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, in Beverly Hills, Califronia, February 19, 2006.(UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)
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Brian Thomas Grazer (born July 12, 1951) is an American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard. Together they have produced many acclaimed films, including A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13.

Grazer produced the 2002 film 8 Mile, the live-action version of the holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000), Spike Lee's 2006 crime-thriller Inside Man, and Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007), which was nominated for two Academy Awards. His producing credits also include the films Changeling and Frost/Nixon. He is the executive producer of 24, Lie to Me, Arrested Development, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights.

Grazer appeared as himself on The Simpsons twice; in "When You Dish Upon a Star", he received movie ideas from Ron Howard, and in "Lost Verizon" where he offered Denis Leary a job for Everyone Poops.

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