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Bill Paxton’s Family Can Seek Punitive Damages Against Cedars-Sinai In Actor’s 2017 Death

Bill Paxton’s Family Can Seek Punitive Damages Against Cedars-Sinai In Actor’s 2017 Death
Relatives of the late actor Bill Paxton, who sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center regarding his 2017 death, can seek punitive damages at trial, a judge ruled today.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven J. Kleifield denied a defense motion to dismiss the punitive damages claim dealing with the disposition of the actor’s body that is part of the lawsuit brought in February 2018 by the actor’s widow, Louise Paxton, and the couple’s children, James and Lydia Paxton.

Family members allege that Cedars-Sinai and Dr. Ali Khoynezhad intentionally interfered with and thwarted their request for an autopsy to cover up the cause of Paxton’s death.

“Defendants made such a promise with no intention to perform an autopsy on William Paxton so they could conceal their role in causing the death of Mr. Paxton,” the suit states.

Paxton’s relatives say that had they known that the autopsy would
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Ron Howard And Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment May Be Close To Sale – WSJ

Ron Howard And Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment May Be Close To Sale – WSJ
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Imagine Entertainment, the film and TV production company cofounded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, is in talks to sell to a London investment firm. The report cites “people familiar” with the matter, and claims Centricus, the London firm, may pay between $600 milliion to $800 million for more than a 70 percent stake in the company. Deadline reported earlier this summer that investors and potential buyers were taking interest in Imagine Entertainment, which was founded by Howard and Grazer in 1985.

The interested parties included at that time an unnamed Middle East sovereign wealth fund, as well as international banks and a domestic private equity firm. The valuation of the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind production company was reported as north of $800M.

Imagine’s umbrella consists of NY-based indie production shingle Jax Media, a majority stake in Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions,
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Imagine Entertainment in Talks to Sell Majority Stake to London Investment Firm Centricus

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Imagine Entertainment in Talks to Sell Majority Stake to London Investment Firm Centricus
Imagine Entertainment is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the production banner headed by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to London-based investment firm Centricus Asset Management Ltd.

The talks were first reported by the The Wall Street Journal. The negotiations are accelerating but a source close to the situation cautions there’s still no certainty that a deal will come to fruition. The discussions under way with Centricus are said to value Imagine Entertainment, one of Hollywood’s largest independent content producers, at about $600 million to $700 million. The company has been in the hunt for a capital infusion through an equity sale for some months.

Centricus has $35 billion in assets under management and is known for investing in financial services, technology, infrastructure, media and sports businesses. The company was co-founded in 2016 by Nizar Al-Bassam and Dalinc Ariburnu. Josh Purvis serves as CEO and COO.

Imagine Entertainment declined to comment.
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Cate Blanchett could be the latest actor to score double ensemble nominations at the SAG Awards

Cate Blanchett could be the latest actor to score double ensemble nominations at the SAG Awards
After appearing in Adam McKay’s satirical comedy “Don’t Look Up” and Guillermo del Toro’s psychological thriller “Nightmare Alley,” Cate Blanchett could make history at the Screen Actors Guild Awards should either movie receive a bid for film ensemble come Wednesday. It would break her tie in the category with Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt of six nominations each. If both movies receive ensemble nominations, however, Blanchett will also become the 19th person in SAG Awards history to snag double nominations in the same year, and the fourth person to do it in the last three years.

The actors who’ve already accomplished this impressive feat are:

Ed Harris in 1995’s “Apollo 13” and “Nixon

David Paymer in 1995’s “Get Shorty” and “Nixon

John C. Reilly in 2002’s “Chicago” and “The Hours

Meryl Streep in 2002’s “Adaptation” and “The Hours

Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges in 2005’s “Crash” and “Hustle & Flow
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Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini Set For Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 2022 Career Achievement Award

Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini Set For Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 2022 Career Achievement Award
The Motion Picture Sound Editors said today that Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini III will receive the 2022 Mpse Career Achievement Award during the group’s annual awards ceremony in March.

Ciccolini has designed and edited sound for scores of films and TV shows and is best known for his long association with filmmaker Ron Howard. He has served as supervising sound editor on a dozen Howard-director films ranging from the 1986 comedy Gung Ho and Apollo 13, to Best Picture Oscar winner A Beautiful Mind and 2011’s The Dilemma.

Howard is being honored with this year’s Mpse Filmmaker Award.

“From the heart-pounding excitement of Apollo 13 to the infectious wit of Sex and the City, Chic Ciccolini has consistently found imaginative ways to enrich stories with sound,” Mpse president Mark Lanza said. “He puts his heart and soul into every project and has served as a generous mentor to many of his industry peers.
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Ron Howard to Be Honored by Sound Editors

Ron Howard to Be Honored by Sound Editors
Ron Howard will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ annual Filmmaker Award during the 69th Mpse Golden Reel Awards, a virtual event slated for March 13.

Howard’s credits range from Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind, for which he earned Oscars for best director and best picture, and Apollo 13 to comedies such as Parenthood and Splash.

Howard and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer, recently produced Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick … Boom! He’s currently in postproduction on Thirteen Lives, a story surrounding the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand; and on a ...
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Tom Hanks Picks His Three Favorite Tom Hanks Movies

Tom Hanks Picks His Three Favorite Tom Hanks Movies
When it comes to America's Dad, aka Tom Hanks, there are many levels of fandom. There are those that prefer mainstream Hanks while others appreciate Hanks' more oddball choices You may gravitate towards dramatic Hanks or even animated Hanks. One thing is for sure, though: No matter what flavor of Hanks is your jam, you gotta love the guy. There's a Tom Hanks movie for everyone.

And now, apparently, there's a favorite Tom Hanks movie for Tom Hanks. Three of them,...

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‘Finch’ could land Tom Hanks his first Best Actor Oscar nomination in 21 years

‘Finch’ could land Tom Hanks his first Best Actor Oscar nomination in 21 years
Finch,” which debuts on Apple TV+ on November 5, is a cinematic showcase for two-time Oscar champ Tom Hanks. He plays the titular character, who embarks on a perilous journey into the desolate American West following a cataclysmic solar event. Accompanied by his dog Goodyear and a robot named Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones), Finch must navigate the dangers of a new world while convincing his non-human companions to get along. Could “Finch” be Hanks’ vehicle to a seventh Oscar nomination and his first for Best Actor since 2000’s “Cast Away”?

See Miguel Sapochnik (‘Finch’ director) on his ‘partnership’ with Tom Hanks and creating a futuristic American West

Critics are lavishing praise on the Hollywood vet. “You’re probably not coming to Finch for lessons, you’re coming to Finch for Hanks,” writes Lindsey Bahr (Associated Press). “The good news is that he’s not just the reason to show up, he
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For Tom Hanks, ‘Apollo 13’ Was Next Best Thing To Being In Space

For Tom Hanks, ‘Apollo 13’ Was Next Best Thing To Being In Space
Based on the gripping true story of heroism in outer space, Apollo 13 was both a commercial and critical success. At the box office, it was 1995’s second-biggest movie, beaten only by Batman Forever. At the Oscars, it had nine nominations, second only to eventual Best Picture winner Braveheart. The producers went to great pains […]

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‘Firestarter’ Lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong & ‘Evil Dead’ Alum Shiloh Fernandez Among Cast To Join Nicolas Cage Western ‘The Old Way’

‘Firestarter’ Lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong & ‘Evil Dead’ Alum Shiloh Fernandez Among Cast To Join Nicolas Cage Western ‘The Old Way’
Exclusive: Firestarter reboot lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Evil Dead alum Shiloh Fernandez are among cast to have joined Nicolas Cage in action-western The Old Way, which we revealed last week.

In The Old Way, Cage stars as Colton Briggs, a former gunslinger who now runs a general store and lives quietly with his family. When a gang of outlaws murders his wife in cold blood, Briggs returns home to find his world burning. He unearths his sidearm and saddles up with an unlikely partner: his twelve-year-old daughter. The project marks Cage’s first ‘traditional’ western.

Armstrong, who plays Briggs’ daughter Brooke, recently starred in American Horror Story: Double Feature on FX and will soon be seen in Blumhouse’s Firestarter, where she will reprise the role of Charlie, made famous by Drew Barrymore in the original 1984 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. This summer, the child star appeared
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Amazon Prime Video New Releases: September 2021

Amazon Prime Video New Releases: September 2021
Though the summer movie season is winding down (if it ever really started this year), Amazon Prime’s list of new releases for September 2021 is chock full of worthwhile movie options.

For starters, Amazon’s library movie titles are quite good this month. September 1 sees the arrivals of heavyweights such as Apollo 13, Arachnophobia, Romeo + Juliet, The Descent, and The Social Network. And if that weren’t enough, the streamer is trying out some intriguing original movies as well. Cinderella, a modern update on the classic fairy tale, premieres on September 3. That will be followed by “exotic thriller” The Voyeurs (Sept. 10), musical adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sept. 17), and French thriller The Mad Woman’s Ball (Sept. 17).

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Val Kilmer Documentary Punctures the Actor’s Bad Boy Myth

Val Kilmer Documentary Punctures the Actor’s Bad Boy Myth
Leo Scott and Ting Poo’s new documentary feature, Val, is not a mortality play. It is a rehearsal for an upcoming act. During a tour of his one-man stage show, Citizen Twain, Val Kilmer was diagnosed with throat cancer. The actor underwent two tracheostomies, and now can only speak while covering a tube. The narration of the new film is thus done by his son Jack Kilmer, allowing the pair to share a non-verbal connection throughout the journey, and through time and expression itself. While there are flourishes of humor, the documentary is a serious study of an artist who has always struggled to be understood, told through the selective memory of Kilmer’s Pov.

“I’ve wanted to tell a story about acting for a very long time,” Kilmer says toward the beginning of the documentary. “And now that it’s difficult to speak, I want to tell my story more than ever.
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Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in August 2021

Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in August 2021
Film aficionados will want to keep an eye on Amazon Prime Video in August, as the streaming giant is set to debut two Cannes Film Festival premieres: “Val,” a new documentary about Val Kilmer that uses archival footage shot by the actor himself, and “Annette,” Leos Carax award-winning musical (it won best director at Cannes) starring Adam Driver and Maron Cotillard and featuring music by Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks.

But beyond the Prime Video originals, the Amazon library content added to the service next month is vast and impressive. Among the major movies coming to Prime Video include “Aliens,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Jaws,” “Moneyball,” and “Predator.” Meanwhile, IMDb TV, the free service that users can access without a corresponding Amazon Prime subscription, will host “Apollo 13,” “La La Land,” and “Ghostbusters” among many other big titles.

Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in August
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Imagine Entertainment Being Circled By Potential Buyers

Imagine Entertainment Being Circled By Potential Buyers
Investors and potential buyers are taking interest in Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, Deadline has confirmed.

The interested parties include an unnamed Middle East sovereign wealth fund, as well as international banks and a domestic private equity firm. The valuation of the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind production company is north of $800M.

Imagine’s umbrella consists of NY-based indie production shingle Jax Media, a majority stake in Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, a robust documentaries division including titles such as NatGeo’s Rebuilding Paradise, directed by Ron Howard, Sony Pictures Classics’ Julia and Apple’s Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Imagine’s library includes Howard’s canon with such titles as Backdraft, Apollo 13 but also TV series such as 24, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights and Empire. Howard is also set to direct his first animated feature movie for Paramount,
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Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment Draws Overtures From Potential Buyers (Exclusive)

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment Draws Overtures From Potential Buyers (Exclusive)
Imagine Entertainment, the production banner run by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, has been the subject of renewed acquisition talks in recent weeks, multiple sources told Variety.

Investors and potential buyers include an undisclosed sovereign wealth fund from the Middle East, which has been quietly exploring American media investments of late. Also kicking the tires on Imagine are international banks and a domestic private equity firm, according to two individuals familiar with the discussions. The current valuation being floated is between $800 million and $825 million, sources added.

An Imagine Entertainment spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

The interest in Imagine comes at a time when the media sector is rife with M&a and consolidation activity. In addition to top-level transactions like the pending combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery and Amazon’s nearly $9 billion purchase of MGM, companies like Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and LeBron JamesSpring Hill Entertainment
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How NASA Is Advancing Plans to Deliver Video From the International Space Station and the Moon

How NASA Is Advancing Plans to Deliver Video From the International Space Station and the Moon
Hollywood’s fascination with space has resulted in the use of state-of-the-art digital techniques to put actors far above the Earth’s surface in countless films including First Man, Gravity and Apollo 13. But Carlos Fontanot, NASA’s veteran International Space Station imagery manager based in Houston, is responsible for the most challenging cinematography mission — supporting space exploration by shooting and delivering live video from the Iss, which travels roughly 250 miles above Earth at a speed of about five miles per second, allowing it to orbit the planet every 90 minutes. He’s also exploring how to extend these efforts to the upcoming missions to ...
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Rita Wilson Takes Tom Hanks on a Bike Ride for His Milestone 65th Birthday

Rita Wilson Takes Tom Hanks on a Bike Ride for His Milestone 65th Birthday
Fans on Twitter celebrated the birthday of Tom Hanks this past weekend, as the two-time Oscar winner turned 65 years old. But only after worrying about the star when his name trended on Twitter. It seems that while some instantly knew the reason behind Hanks' name trending on the site, there were some who feared that something had happened to the beloved star of Toy Story, Forrest Gump and The Green Mile. Thankfully, the trending hashtag was all good, and that meant that everyone could wish the legendary star a very happy birthday.

First up was his wife Rita Wilson, who took the iconic actor, and her longtime husband, on a bike ride, saying, "Riding into 65 better than ever! Happy Birthday to the love of my life! Xox." His former Larry Crowne co-star Julia Roberts also got into the celebratory spirit with her own message in the comments section, following up Rita Wilson's Birthday wishes with,
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Welcome To Earth! The Summer of Cinema ’96 – 25 Years On.

Welcome To Earth! The Summer of Cinema ’96 – 25 Years On.
Cinema is coming to the rescue this summer, and we in turn will hopefully be rescuing the cinema. After what has seemed like an eternity, cinema doors are starting to open and we will once again be able to watch films where they were designed to be seen: on an immense screen in the company of like-minded strangers…and one person who refuses to turn off their phone.

There are threats to the survival of cinema such have not existed since the arrival of television, and the movies are going to have to up their game to tempt audiences out of their living rooms and away from their enormous HD flat screens and VOD streaming subscriptions.

To a considerably lesser extent, there was a sense of ‘buck up your ideas’ 25 years ago in the run up to the summer of 1996. The previous year, outside of Apollo 13 the only real
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Why Robert De Niro Bailed on Big Before Tom Hanks Was Even Considered

Why Robert De Niro Bailed on Big Before Tom Hanks Was Even Considered
In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Robert De Niro revealed two shocking details about his career choices, which, if had gone in that direction, would have brought a significant change in his filmography and career progress. While confirming he first auditioned for Sonny Corleone before being cast as a young Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II; he also revealed that he was the first choice to play Josh in the 1988 hit comedy Big, a role which eventually went to Tom Hanks.

The revelations were a part of the True/False game Fallon had designed to converse with Robert De Niro, who was present via video conference in front of the first live audience taping in over a year (the pandemic had earlier restricted gathering of audiences in such shows). After discussing the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro is a founder of, Fallon asked
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Kevin Bacon says Tremors is the only movie of his that he has rewatched

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Kevin Bacon says Tremors is the only movie of his that he has rewatched
Kevin Back has an impressive filmography that includes films like Apollo 13, Footloose, Mystic River, Stir of Echoes, and many more, but I would've never guessed the only film that the actor has chosen to revisit out of his list of credits. As it turns out, Kevin Bacon has only rewatched his turn as Valentine McKee in 1990's Tremors. Bacon recently talked with…
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