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Posts Tagged ‘Peter Segal’

New York City’s Media Marathon

marathon.jpgThis weekend wasn’t just Halloween in Manhattan, it was also the setting for the 40th Annual New York City Marathon, one of the most difficult (and longest running) endurance races in the world, and certainly one of the largest. It attracts professional athletes, celebrities, and your every day runners from around the world, who often train for months in preparation for the event.

And despite the wintry economic climate of the news world that makes the rest of us want to hide under the covers until we all have jobs again, this year’s marathon also included some members of the media who certainly know something about endurance.

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Parent Turning MGM Into A Studio — What Gives?

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Former Universal Studios film maven Mary Parent is transforming MGM into a real studio, just a few years after Sony acquired it but made it look like it was putting it to death.

Parent, a former New Line Cinema executive and then Universal Film president and then a producer, has been doing it in baby steps.
Most recently, she just bought an action film, “Wardogs,” with “Get Smart” director Peter Segal attached to direct.

MGM, which still relies heavily on another action figure (called James Bond) may be looking to tap into the ever-burgeoning foreign markets. It turns out Mary Parent is actually turning into a Parent with a little MGM waiting to grow.