Hollywood Fights L.A. Bike Lane: ‘It Just Ruins the Shoot’
1 at the box office in February 2003, was Paramount’s second-highest grossing movie that year, and is one of the 25 highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time. Obst continued to read scripts and develop budgets for the kinds of films she had always made — smart, character-driven, medium-budget comedies and dramas. A year after How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, though, Paramount had not greenlit her next film. “Suddenly, I was getting blank stares when I asked to go to hire directors,” Obst said in our recent interview .
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Could China’s growing influence in Hollywood affect Christian-themed movies?
We’re told by an industry insider that “Passion of the Christ” is currently being pitched to join the ranks of “Titanic” and “Top Gun” for a re-release with a high-tech 3D conversion – and although the big-budget, 3D format is usually embraced by Chinese audiences, it is almost certain that this one would not be seen there. “I doubt the studio would even be bothered submitting it,” a Chinese film expert told us. “For starters, the censors wouldn’t approve the level of violence in Mel’s movie.” A rep for Gibson did not respond to a request for comment. But Christianity does appear to be growing in China. Ted Baehr, founder of the faith and traditional values entertainment site Movieguide.com, insists that the Christian genre does well around the world, and that there has been a push for the website to run a service in China.
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Bike Lane: ‘It Just Ruins the Shoot’ 6:00 AM PDT 6/19/2013 by Gary Baum 0 Comments A bike lane on Spring Street provides a distinctly L.A. look — bad for filming. Industry heavyweights from the MPAA to SAG-AFTRA to IATSE petition city council to change the color of the lanes through the oft-filmed Historic Core neighborhood downtown. This story first appeared in the June 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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