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Ron Howard’s ‘Thirteen Lives’ Skipping Major Theatrical Release in Favor of Amazon Push

Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives is switching course as Amazon takes over ownership of MGM. The film — based on the harrowing, real-life tale of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a flooding cave system in Thailand for 18 days in 2018 — was intended to open nationwide in theaters […]

MGM Shake-Up: Michael De Luca, Pam Abdy Exiting as Amazon Era Begins (Exclusive)

MGM has just seen its first significant executive exits following the studio’s acquisition by Amazon. Michael De Luca, the motion picture group chairman of MGM, has resigned, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Pam Abdy, MGM’s motion picture group president, is also exiting. “We will depart our roles this summer,” the duo wrote in a memo […]

ICG Publicists Awards: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Take Top Prizes

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) announced the winners for its 59th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which were presented during a March 25 luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won the Maxwell Weinberg awards for motion picture and television publicity campaign, respectively. Five-time Oscar winner […]

MGM Chiefs Michael De Luca, Pamela Abdy to Receive ICG Publicists Tribute

MGM’s Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy will be honored with the Motion Picture Showpersons Awards from the International Cinematographers Guild at the 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon on March 25. The announcement was made by awards chairs Tim Menke and Sheryl Main on Tuesday. The studio’s film group is led by chairman De […]

Amblin, Michael De Luca Tackling ‘Martian’ Author’s Fantasy Graphic Novel ‘Cheshire Crossing’ (Exclusive)

Amblin Partners has picked up the movie rights to 'Cheshire Crossing,' a graphic novel by 'The Martian' author Andy Weir, setting Erin Cressida Wilson to write the script.

Elizabeth Banks, Michael De Luca to Produce ‘Uncanny Valley’ at Universal

The feature is based on a yet-to-be-published memoir by Anna Wiener.

USA Network Orders ‘American Rust’ Drama Series From Michael De Luca

David Gordon Green will direct and executive produce the pilot, which is based on the Philipp Meyer book of the same name.

‘Austin Powers’ at 20: Mike Myers, Jay Roach, More Spill Secrets in Shagadelic Oral History

The movie nearly got an R rating for male nudity 20 years ago before becoming an improbable franchise. Now all the players — including Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Michael De Luca, Seth Green and others — open up about awful test screenings, shooting at Scientology headquarters and luring Carrie Fisher.

Michael De Luca Turns Down Paramount Offer

The 'Fifty Shades' producer and veteran executive has decided against returning to the studio fold.

Viacom Zeroing In on Jim Gianopulos to Run Paramount

The company is also interested in having veteran studio production executive Michael De Luca work under Gianopulos and head up the film division.

Oscars Producer Michael De Luca Breaks Silence on Backstage Chaos: “It Was Like the Hindenburg”

An inside account from the "Oh my God!" moment of naming the wrong best picture ("you perceive things slowly as the adrenaline rises") to the Academy fallout yet to come.

Oscars Producer Michael De Luca on Keeping the Show Moving and What’s Next for ‘Fifty Shades’

The Academy Award winner, co-producing the show for the first time alongside Jennifer Todd, teases a stunt planned for this year and opens up about the best and worst things about his job.