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John Korty, Emmy-Winning ‘Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’ Director, Dies at 85

John Korty, who directed Cicely Tyson in the landmark telefilm The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and won an Oscar for the documentary Who Are the DeBolts? and Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, has died. He was 85. Korty died March 9 at his home in Point Reyes Station in Marin County, California, the […]

Francis Ford Coppola Explains Why He’s Spending His Own $120M on ‘Megalopolis’

Francis Ford Coppola popped up on the Paramount Pictures lot on Feb. 22 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, his iconic 1972 best picture Oscar winner. The auteur and winemaker, 82, spoke at a dedication of Francis Ford Coppola Avenue on the lot, sat for a Q&A opposite stars James Caan, 81, (who […]

‘The Godfather’ Scores Top Weekend Box Office Average — 50 Years Later

Talk about an oldie but goodie. Over the Feb. 25-27 weekend, Paramount booked The Godfather in 156 theaters across North America in honor of the movie’s 50th anniversary. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic Mafia pic earned $970,000 for a per-location average of $6,218, the best of any film for the weekend. (The next closest was […]

Francis Ford Coppola Says “Good” Studio Films ‘Dune,’ ‘No Time to Die’ Are From “Talented” Filmmakers, Yet Feel Similar

Francis Ford Coppola is once again offering his thoughts on Marvel while also reflecting on the modern landscape of studio films. Coppola garnered attention for his comments three years ago after coming to the defense of Martin Scorsese, who faced backlash at the time for describing Marvel films as “not cinema.” Coppola shared the same sentiment […]

Luster Bayless, Legendary Costumer Who Dressed John Wayne, Dies at 84

Luster Bayless, the legendary Hollywood costumer and costume designer who outfitted John Wayne for more than a dozen features, from McLintock! and True Grit to Rooster Cogburn and The Shootist, has died. He was 84. Bayless died Friday of natural causes brought on by dementia at his home in Canyon Country, California, his daughter, Diana […]

Francis Ford Coppola to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 59th annual ICG Publicists Awards ceremony next month. The announcement came Thursday morning from awards chairs Tim Menke and Sheryl Main. “Francis Ford Coppola has impacted nearly every facet of motion picture storytelling — […]

“There Is a Panic About Sex Now”: John Cameron Mitchell on How Culture Has Shifted Since Release of Explicit ‘Shortbus’

“Movie stars don’t have sex — they just don’t,” John Cameron Mitchell said Wednesday night inside Landmark’s Nuart Theater during a Q&A that followed a special screening of his experimental and sexually explicit Shortbus. Of course, movie stars do get intimate, but they don’t typically have real, penetrative sex on camera, outside of the porn […]

Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last Picture Show whose career, which also included hits like What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon, put him on a path toward living up to the example of those like Orson Welles and John Ford he so lionized, has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died shortly after midnight Thursday at his home in […]

Cary Elwes on ‘MI:7’ Production Snags, His Return to Rom-Coms and Standing Firm Against a ‘Princess Bride’ Reboot

Cary Elwes is a busy man. In addition to appearing in the highly anticipated (and secretive) Mission: Impossible 7, the iconic English actor is a part of the upcoming Guy Ritchie project Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre. Elwes is also making his first return to the rom-com world since The Princess Bride (1987) in Nextflix’s […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

How One of L.A.’s Top Real Estate Brokers Got Cast in ‘The Offer’

Before Branden Williams became one of L.A.’s top real estate brokers as founder of The Beverly Hills Estates and a rep for stars like Jennifer Lopez and Bruce Willis, he was known for acting work on everything from Entourage to Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. And while he loves his day job — one that […]

Dean Stockwell, Actor in ‘Married to the Mob’ and ‘Quantum Leap,’ Dies at 85

Dean Stockwell, whose eclectic seven-decade career included the leading role in The Boy With Green Hair, an Oscar nomination for Married to the Mob and a starring turn on Quantum Leap, has died. He was 85. Stockwell died Sunday of natural causes, family spokesperson Jay Schwartz told The Hollywood Reporter. Rep Lesa Kirk added he died […]