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Isidoro Raponi, Mechanical Effects Expert on ‘E.T.,’ ‘King Kong’ and ‘Alien,’ Dies at 76

Isidoro Raponi, the acclaimed mechanical effects expert who helped design, build and operate E.T. for the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic and worked on such other films as King Kong, Alien and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, has died. He was 76. Raponi died Friday of congestive heart failure at a rehabilitation facility in Los […]

What the $200M ‘Walking Dead’ Settlement Says About TV’s Future

Will we ever see another SEC filing drop like the one on Friday by AMC revealing a $200 million settlement resolving Frank Darabont’s profits from developing The Walking Dead? It’s not merely the eye-popping figure, which ends eight years of litigation and buys the Shawshank Redemption director out of his rights to any future compensation from the zombie series […]

Frank Darabont’s ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Trial Pushed to 2022

Just weeks before Darabont and AMC were set to face off before a jury, the trial has been postponed for another year because of the pandemic.

Frank Darabont’s ‘Walking Dead’ Trial Still On Despite AMC’s Win in Kirkman Case

Despite a second shot at summary judgement, AMC still can't avoid a trial over Frank Darabont's share of profits from The Walking Dead, though a New York judge has found the network doesn't owe the co-creator a share of product integration revenue.

AMC Fights to Show Jury Frank Darabont’s “Abusive” Emails in ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Trial

AMC is trying to convince a New York judge that it should be allowed to show a jury Frank Darabont's emails in an effort to demonstrate why it fired him, and the network says doesn't intend to discuss the litigation between writers and agents over packaging fees. 

Frank Darabont Accuses AMC of Reanimating Arguments in ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Fight

Frank Darabont is asking a New York judge to reject AMC's efforts to reanimate dead arguments in their fight over 'Walking Dead' profits.

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Turns 25: Frank Darabont Reflects on the Journey From Box Office Bomb to Oscar Nominee

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Frank Darabont's 1994 directorial debut, 'The Shawshank Redemption,' the filmmaker summons his memories of shooting the Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins-starrer, which earned seven Oscar nominations after a poor box office release.

Frank Darabont Says AMC Won’t Turn Over ‘Walking Dead’ Expenses in Profits Suit

Frank Darabont wants to see detailed records of 'The Walking Dead' production costs as part of his lawsuit over profits from the hit AMC series.

Frank Darabont Pauses ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Claim Related to Kirkman Deal

'Walking Dead' co-creator Frank Darabont has agreed to back away for now from something that disrupted his five-year-old case over profits to the mega-hit zombie drama. On Thursday, his attorney told a New York judge of a deal with AMC whereby he'll hold off litigating the claim that he deserves the same kind of accounting treatment provided to Robert Kirkman, who created the graphic novel.

Frank Darabont’s Abusive ‘Walking Dead’ Emails Spark Mixed Reaction Around Hollywood

"You’ve turned [me] into a raging asshole," the onetime showrunner ranted in missives revealed in his AMC lawsuit, but industry reaction is not consistent across the board: "You can hear his heart bleeding for his vision as a director."

Frank Darabont’s Defense of Abusive ‘Walking Dead’ Emails: “Stress” and “Extraordinary Crisis”

Released amid a bitter lawsuit with the network that fired him, the explosively abusive missives reveal a showrunner pushed to the edge: "I will start killing people and throwing bodies out the door."

Frank Darabont Auctioning Off Rare Hollywood Memorabilia: See His Prized Possessions

The filmmaker is offering up more than two dozen items on Saturday.