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Sony’s Tom Rothman Strikes Again at CinemaCon: “Streamers Don’t Create Movie Stars, Only Global Hit Movies Do”

Leave it to Tom Rothman to get a crowd going. It has become a tradition for the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chair-CEO to kick off CinemaCon with a colorful remark. This year was no different as he took to the stage in Las Vegas Monday night and addressed the state of theatrical, which continues […]

Edward R. Pressman, ‘Wall Street’ and ‘American Psycho’ Producer, Dies at 79

Edward R. Pressman, the veteran producer behind Wall Street and a frequent Oliver Stone collaborator, has died. He was 79. The prolific producer died peacefully Tuesday night at a Los Angeles hospital surrounded by his loved ones, including members of his family and his company, his son, Sam, a Pressman Film vp production, told The […]

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel to Hit Theaters in December 2023

The next Ghostbusters movie will hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2023. The sequel is a follow-up to director Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which at long last revived the marquee franchise for Sony. The studio announced the high-profile 2023 release date on Tuesday. Earlier this month on “Ghostbusters Day,” Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan confirmed what […]

Jason Blum, Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman Among 12 Newly Elected Film Academy Governors

The 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — comprised of three elected governors from each of the organization’s 17 branches and three “governors-at-large” appointed by the president — will look very different when it gathers next month than it did when it convened on Tuesday. Following elections held […]

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman and Co-Writer Gil Kenan Discuss Next Franchise Film (Exclusive)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan are letting a few details out of the ghost trap about their upcoming entry in the live-action supernatural comedy franchise. The duo is also spilling on the plethora of content coming fans’ way via two films, an animated Netflix TV series, video games and a Dark […]

Paul Feig Calls Out Sony for Not Including 2016 ‘Ghostbusters’ Film in Franchise Box Set

Paul Feig wants to know who he needs to call after his 2016 Ghostbusters film was not included in a new box set celebrating the Sony franchise. In honor of the planned Feb. 1 home release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the studio is releasing an eight-disc Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on […]

Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan Ink Sony Pictures Overall Deal

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writing partners and Oscar nominees, to an overall producing deal with the studio as they launch their own production banner. Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the sequel to the 1984 Ghostbusters film, is also directed by Reitman, son of franchise creator Ivan Reitman, and executive produced by […]

Harold Ramis’ Daughter Reflects on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Her Beloved, Iconic Father

[This story contains spoilers to the ending of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.] Violet Ramis Stiel knew watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife would be an emotional experience — but perhaps also cathartic. The eldest daughter of the late, legendary Harold Ramis — a quadruple threat as a comedian, actor, writer and director — sat in a New York City screening […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Opens to Heavenly $44M

Ghostbusters: Afterlife has restored the luster to Sony’s supernatural franchise. The holiday tentpole easily topped the weekend chart with a better-than-expected $44 million from 4,315 theaters at the North American box office after succeeding in luring both families and males, the most avid moviegoers in the pandemic era. Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘s performance is a big win […]

Ernie Hudson Calls Making ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ an “Almost Spiritual” Experience

Ernie Hudson is always surprised when people recognize him on the street. Although the icon has appeared in several classic films and TV shows over his decades-long career, he does not see himself as a celebrity, just, as he puts it, “a working actor.” Still, the 75-year-old Hudson always gets a kick out of fans […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Conjures Up $4.5M in Previews

Ghostbusters: Afterlife conjured up $4.5 million in Thursday night previews as it opens on the eve of the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday corridor. Sony rolled out the film in 3,450 locations beginning at 4 p.m. local time, including Imax and premium large format screens. The studio and filmmakers are hoping for a three-day debut in the […]

Jason and Ivan Reitman Discuss ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ Balance Between New Adventure and Nostalgia

Jason Reitman does not mince words: he made Ghostbusters: Afterlife for his father, Ivan, and Harold Ramis’ family. And if the byproduct of that love letter just so happens to leave fans of the iconic franchise exhilarated, so much the better. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter prior to the Sony picture’s release, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker […]