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Posts Tagged ‘Graham King’

Sharon Waxman Enjoys a Hotel du Cap Nightcap

Over the weekend, The Wrap’s doyenne Sharon Waxman filed a freewheeling dispatch from the lobby of the Hotel du Cap, that outrageously expensive enclave where stars retreat after doing their business at the nearby Cannes Film Festival.

It was a sea of Hollywood–Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer, Graham King, UTA agents–as well as east coast potentates such as Harvey Weinstein and “the two-fisted punch of Hollywood gossip” (columnist Roger Friedman, New York publicist Peggy Siegal). But the funniest bit involved Henry Winkler‘s son Max and director Spike Jonze:

Winkler tells Jonze that he is often mistaken for him. In fact, he recounts an amazing story in which he met Dustin Hoffman and talked movie projects with him for 45 minutes. The entire time Hoffman thought he was talking to Jonze. Oh well.

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Cannes Crime Wave/ Graham King Robbed

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Producer Graham King was mugged in his hotel, the Hotel du Cap, in Cannes. The mogul behind Blood Diamond, The Departed and The Aviator surprised the robbers, who gassed him and got away with his passport, money and other personal items.

In The Trades: Heads Roll, Queens Rule, Lawyers Drool

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Jim Samples has stepped down as head of the Cartoon Network, after the edgy if stupid Aqua Teen Hunger Force marketing effort blew up (or looked like it could) in Boston.

Sarah, the Dutchess of York, aka the other Fergie, gets a producer credit on a project about Queen Victoria that she brought to Graham King. King and Martin Scorese will produce.

Peter Bart admits what the rest of America knows: too many lawyers.

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As if the first one wasn’t bad enough: Disney will release Haunted High School Musical, the movie, in 2008. Then High School Musical on Mars in 2009. And then in 2010, High School Musical: Naked Study Hall. Don’t you wish.

Columbia is going to turn Metal Gear Solid into a movie, because all those other video game movies have been so awesome. At least Uwe Boll won’t direct.