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Mario Puzo Estate Signs With APA (Exclusive)

It was an offer they couldn’t refuse. APA has signed the estate of The Godfather author Mario Puzo for representation. The agency will represent the media rights to the author’s novels with the goal of sales for motion picture and streaming minseries adaptations. Puzo is best known for Godfather, his 1969 novel that was on […]

‘The Offer’: Yes, Mario Puzo and Frank Sinatra Really Did Have an Altercation Inside Swanky L.A. Restaurant

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for episode one of The Offer.] It may be hard to believe, but yes, Frank Sinatra really did let Mario Puzo have it for his perceived likeness in The Godfather, as featured in the first episode of The Offer. The Paramount+ miniseries about The Godfather’s long and tumultuous journey to […]

‘Godfather: Part III’ Anniversary Cut Gives Classic Picture “New Life,” Says Francis Ford Coppola

Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone will get a limited released theatrical Dec. 4 and arrive on Blu-ray and digital on Dec. 8. 

A September To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Leave the late-summer drek at the multiplex and challenge yourself with a classic from Frederick Wiseman or Michael Cimino instead.

The Time Frank Sinatra Berated Mario Puzo For His Assumed Likeness in ‘The Godfather’

To commemorate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, a look back at whether a key role in "The Godfather" was really based on him.

Judge: Paramount Won’t Lose Right to Make More ‘Godfather’ Films

A New York federal judge trims counterclaims made by the Mario Puzo estate over the famed franchise.

Mario Puzo Estate Wants To Cancel ‘The Godfather’ Contract with Paramount in Countersuit

Controversy erupted after the estate of Mario Puzo had plans to license a new book sequel without Paramount's blessing. "Paramount wanted a war, and they’re going to get one," says estate attorney Bert Fields.