Jackman to play Barnum in movie musical

Jackman to play Barnum in movie musical

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been tapped to play P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman on Earth," a contemporary movie musical, Variety said.
Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Laurence Mark has been tapped to produce and Bill Condon to executive produce the 81st annual Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced.

'Dreamgirls' takes top musical Globe honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Dreamgirls," the musical about a Motown girl group, was named best motion picture-comedy or musical in the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Beyoncé up for 'Dreamgirls' lead

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Beyoncé Knowles is in talks to star in DreamWorks' movie adaptation of the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls," Daily Variety said Monday.

'The Anderson Tapes' remake being made

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An updated version of its 1971 high-tech thriller, "The Anderson Tapes," based on a Lawrence Sanders novel, is being made by Columbia Pictures.

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Laurence Mark is a film producer (born November 22, 1949 in New York City) and educated at Eaglebrook School, Hotchkiss School and Wesleyan University from which he graduated in 1971. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Film from New York University. He currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

He produced Dreamgirls, starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy and written and directed by Bill Condon, which received three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), as well as eight Academy Award nominations, winning two of them.

Mark also received an Academy Award nomination for producing Best Picture nominee Jerry Maguire, and he was executive producer of As Good As It Gets, and Working Girl, both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture.

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