Walt Disney Co.’s family films like “Cinderella” have more lasting appeal than adult classics such as “Casablanca,” Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said, outlining his strategy of focusing on franchise films.
Film producer Brian Grazer stepped in to oversee the 84th Academy Awards in place of Brett Ratner, who left the show this week after making controversial remarks and was followed out the door by host Eddie Murphy.
NBC, building a fall schedule around Hollywood names including Oscar-winner Brian Grazer and Jerry Bruckheimer , is regaining the confidence of advertisers and affiliates as it tries to climb out of last place.
Stewart and Lynda Resnick own a bushel of businesses including Fiji bottled water, POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and Teleflora flower delivery. Now they have a building named after them at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art .
NBC, introducing its first prime-time schedule under Comcast Corp. , will add 12 new shows including the police drama “Prime Suspect” featuring Maria Bello , in a bid to climb out of fourth place in audience ratings.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.