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Producer Bill Mechanic’s Academy Board Kiss-Off: “We Have Failed” (Exclusive)

The former studio chief, Oscar-nominated producer and one-time producer of the Oscars telecast itself alleges a long series of problems.

Oscars: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer Says It Had to Be “R-Rated and Violent and Bloody”

Bill Mechanic revealed the real-life warfare behind the making of the film.

Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Begins Filming

Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer and Richard Roxburgh have joined the WWII film.

Elizabeth Debicki, Bill Mechanic, Bruna Papandrea to Receive Australians in Film Awards

The guild's honors celebrate the achievements of Aussies in Hollywood.

Mel Gibson Ready to Honor Desmond T. Doss with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

The WWII drama, which stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington, will begin filming in September.

Paramount Sets Release for Pierce Brosnan’s ‘The Moon and the Sun’

In the fantasy costume pic, the French monarch Louis XIV encounters a mermaid

You’re Fired! Ousted Studio Execs Reveal How They Coped — and What Happens Next

Bill Mechanic, Nina Jacobson and Donald De Line reveal how to spin it, what to do first and why friends matter after a season of setbacks.

Titanic: The Real Story Behind the Infamous ‘Glub, Glub, Glub’ Headline

On the Mexican set in 1997 for Time, The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters recounts the drama, budget woes and blown deadlines that had the town running scared and media calling "failure."