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Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker, Tom Bernard to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Game Changer Award

The 2022 Zurich Film Festival will honor longtime Sony Pictures Classics bosses Michael Barker and Tom Bernard with their Game Changer award, a lifetime achievement honor for film industry professionals. Barker and Bernard co-founded SPC 30 years ago, in January 1992, together with Marcie Bloom, pioneering and popularizing the distribution of independent and international art […]

Seth Willenson, Marketing Executive and ‘Gas Food Lodging’ Producer, Dies at 74

Seth Willenson, a marketing, finance and distribution executive who worked for New Line Cinema and Paramount, gave early career breaks to Jim Gianopulos, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard and produced Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging, has died. He was 74. Willenson died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a long bout with heart […]

Cannes: Dan Rather Scandal Movie Deal Sealed Aboard Yacht With Brett Ratner

It took five days of talks between Ratner and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker aboard James Packer's 289-foot yacht to come to terms on a deal for 'Truth.'

‘Ghostbusters’ Budget Cut, Fox Execs Courted: Tom Rothman Puts His Stamp on Sony

As Amy Pascal's studio successor lures an exec to head up international operations, he's cool on Scott Rudin, who could end up at Fox.

Louis C.K. Recalls His First NYC Apartment: “It Was Pretty Gross”

And that's just one tale as several Hollywood power players, from Will Arnett to Melissa McCarthy to Leslie Moonves, reveal the sometimes scary, smelly and roach-infested digs they called home way back when.

From Batkid to Mountain Gorillas, Hollywood Is Turning Hot Docs Into Features

Julia Roberts buys film remake rights in the latest deal as "blueprints to a story" replace books and articles and Sandra Bullock and Leo DiCaprio star in real-life tales.

When Richard Linklater Took ‘Slacker’ to Sundance in 1991

"The movie defined a generation — highly educated guys who work in coffee shops," says Tom Bernard, who bought the film for Orion Classics before the festival.

Sundance Hot List: 10 Films That Could Be the New ‘Boyhood’

Expect a booming sales market as new buyers such as Amazon and possibly TriStar clamor for everything from Nicole Kidman in a dust storm to Robert Redford in a "geriatric 'Wild' ": "Every buyer is motivated by the fear of passing on the big thing."

Julianne Moore, ‘Still Alice’ Team Talk Creating Authentic Alzheimer’s Movie

Writer-director Wash Westmoreland reveals what it's been like to get so much buzz for a film most people haven’t seen.

Sony Classics’ Tom Bernard Slams Oscar Voters For Snubbing Russian Hockey Doc ‘Red Army’

"It's a sign of some really old people in the documentary area of the Academy"

New York Film Fest: ‘Foxcatcher’ Stars Reveal How Much Their Characters Were Based in Reality

"When you're playing somebody like this who has a family that survived him, you really want to do your best to be as true to the memory that they hold of him as possible"

Sony Classics’ Michael Barker, Tom Bernard Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

The execs were feted for bringing dozens of French films to American audiences, from 'The Last Metro' in 1981 to 'Saint Laurent,' France's 2014 Oscar entry