Monty Python troupe to reunite for sci-fi film

Monty Python troupe to reunite for sci-fi film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- British writer-comedian Terry Jones told Variety he plans to collaborate with his fellow surviving Monty Python comedy troupe members on a science-fiction film.

Movie deal for Ray Bradbury's 'Dandelion'

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Science fiction icon Ray Bradbury says striking a deal to make a movie of his 1957 novel "Dandelion Wine" was a great way to celebrate his 91st birthday.
New 'Robocop' film in the works

New 'Robocop' film in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures says it has signed Darren Aronofsky to direct and David Self to write a new installment for its "Robocop" franchise.

Relatives want 'Brando' chair tabled

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's estate filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles demanding that a furniture maker stop marketing "Brando" chairs without a licensing agreement.

Brando's assistant settles estate lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A lawsuit alleging the will of actor Marlon Brando was forged by his executors has been settled in Los Angeles.

Iran activist urges U.S. to stay away

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Iranian reformist Akbar Ganji pleaded with the United States during a visit to California not to interfere monetarily or militarily in Iran.

Brando will contested over alleged forgery

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles lawsuit filed by Marlon Brando's former aide claims the late actor's will was rewritten and his signature on it forged days before his death.

Brando estates protects image

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The late Marlon Brando's estate has filed an application for trademark protection for an array of Brando-related items, the Los Angeles Times said Friday.

Former model sues over Botox treatment

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed by a former model against a Los Angeles dermatologist claims he injected her with Botox for migraines, an unapproved use for the drug.

New pasttime: guessing Brando's net worth

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Speculation about how much Marlon Brando's estate is worth and who will get pieces of it were rife Saturday, ahead of a public look into the actor's holdings.

Woman says she's Brando's daughter

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's long, lost daughter has gone public in the days since the Hollywood icon died to say she wants to meet her siblings, it was reported Thursday.

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Mike Medavoy
Producer Mike Medavoy (L) is congratulated by actor Sylvester Stallone during an unveiling ceremony honoring Medavoy with the 2, 290th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood September 19, 2005. Medavoy was part of the production team for hit films such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Rocky" and "Annie Hall". (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)..

Morris Mike Medavoy (born January 21, 1941) is an American film producer and executive, co-founder of Orion Pictures (1978), former chairman of TriStar Pictures, former head of production for United Artists (1974–1978) and current chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures.

Medavoy began his career at Universal Studios in 1964. In 1965 he became an agent at the General Artist Corporation and later moving into the vice president position of the Creative Management Agency. Later he joined International Famous Agency as its vice president of the motion picture department in 1971. There, he worked with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola amongst others.

In 1974, United Artists brought Medavoy in as senior vice president of production. There, he was part of the team responsible for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rocky, and Annie Hall, which won best Pictures Oscars® in 1975, 1976 and 1977 respectively. United Artists made a number of other notable films at the time, including Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Network and Coming Home.

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