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BREAKING NEWS: Dreamworks splits with Paramount Pictures as a stand alone company…

Dreamworks pictures, a film company that is being runned by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Stacey Snider has closed out a deal with Reliance so they can leave Paramount Pictures. The goal was to make Dreamworks pictures a standalone company so that it would not be owned by Paramount. Spielberg, Geffen and Snider who run Dreamworks wanted to own and run it their own way.

Paramount pictures have agreed to part ways with Spielberg’s “Dreamworks” and wishes them well on their new adventure.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117992505.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I’m betting my money that Steven Spielberg is behind all of this and made it happen. The man’s a genius when it comes to business in Hollywood. I bet Steven had a tough battle with Paramount to make it happen. The man gets what he wants always.

Kev

Report: Spielberg, Dreamworks, and Paramount sued for ripping off Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”…

Director Steven Spielberg is being sued for copyright infrigement by the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust which is the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window” that stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dream Works and Paramount studios both has also been named in the lawsuit. The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust is suing them because they’re accusing them of making the movie “Disturbia” a thriller that stars Shia Labeouf, “Disburbia” has a similar plot and story to “Rear Window”, the company claims the film makers stole the plot ideas from Hitchcock’s original film.

Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart won the rights to get the film made in 1953, the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust says that Dream Works should have done the same.

Steven Spielberg did NOT direct, write or produce “Disturbia”, however, Spielberg did create story ideas to the film makers, that’s why he is named in the lawsuit although he didn’t make the film, he just came up with the story.

More on it here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN0844655020080909?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Hollywood have been lawsuit happy lately. Get a freakin’ job people, there is more to life than money and these hollywood phonies already have enough of it.

Why sue Spielberg when he didn’t even make the film? BULLSHIT! The judge will probably dismiss this on Spielberg so he can be free of this.

Kev

Report: David Fincher’s “Heavy Metal” shot down by Paramount…

Paramount studios  just ditched David Fincher’s “Heavy Metal” film adapted from the popular adult fantasy comic, a magazine where you can buy at newstands everywhere. Fincher was set to produce the film and to direct one of the stories. Paramount turned down the offer to get the film made because they felt the content was too risque for mainstream audiences, probably due to it’s controversial violence and sexual content.

More on it here:

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/07/david-fincher.html

That article called Fincher’s film a “remake”, it is not. The new “Heavy Metal” film will feature new stories so it will be different than the 1981 film. If you read earlier articles about Fincher’s “Heavy Metal”, they all said it wasn’t a remake.

It’s no surprise to me that Paramount wouldn’t do this. I don’t think any major movie studios would do this, Warner Bros. would probably turn it down too.

I would say either Lionsgate or Nu Image/Millenium would be the most likely studios that would be willing to do this film.

Kev