Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:24 am
The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week
By The Hollywood Reporter
KEVIN TSUJIHARA'S AX FALLS HARD AT WARNER BROS.
Film chief Jeff Robinov follows TV head Bruce Rosenblum out the door as a film trio takes over and an analyst warns, "One of the three will eventually drive the other two out."
MARLON WAYANS LAUNCHING URBAN FUNNY OR DIE (EXCLUSIVE)
The comic tells THR he hopes WhattheFunny.com, created with Funny or Die's COO, becomes the "`In Living Color' of the Web."
MARVEL SCREENWRITER: `WHY HAS DESTRUCTION BECOME THE DEFAULT' IN MOVIES? (GUEST COLUMN)
Zack Stenz, who co-wrote `Thor' and `X-Men: First Class,' warns that when hit movies keep pummeling cities (and audiences) from Washington, D.C. to London, "the more destruction you see, the more hollow it feels."
JAMES GANDOLFINI COVER: 17 TRIBUTES TO THE ICONIC ACTOR
In the wake of `The Sopranos' star's death of a heart attack on June 20, friends and collaborators remember a titan of the craft and a man of complex integrity.
EMMYS: `HOUSE OF CARDS' YARD SIGNS UP CAMPAIGN ANTE
Stump for Netflix, get a Starbucks gift card is the latest trick in an all-gloves-off race for a nomination.
THE STRANGE SAGA OF THE SHOWTIME PRODUCER, HIGH-STAKES POKER AND THE RUSSIAN MOB
Bryan Zuriff was a rich Hollywood wannabe, Joe Francis' friend, and on the verge of success with "Ray Donovan." Then the authorities knocked on his door.
CHANNING TATUM, JAMIE FOXX AND `WHITE HOUSE DOWN'S SUPERHERO-FREE SUMMER GAMBLE
Hollywood's fastest-rising male star joins forces with the Oscar-winner in the studio's latest try for a (nonsuperhero) hit: Says Amy Pascal, "Whatever else works, in the end, people want to see movies about people."
CHANNING TATUM ON DIRECTING `MAGIC MIKE 2', STEVEN SODERBERG'S D.P. OFFER (Q&A)
Hollywood's golden boy tells THR that Soderbergh "has said he would shoot" the sequel, which makes the star nervous: "It would be like having sex with your girlfriend while her porn-star ex-boyfriend is in the room watching you."
OSCARS: SCOTT FEINBERG PICKS LIKELY CONTENDERS AT THE HALFWAY POINT
THR's awards analyst says Robert Redford could get his first acting nom in 40 years for "All is Lost," and "Fruitvale Station" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" are in play.
ESPN'S JOHN SKIPPER ON SPORTS RIGHTS, LAYOFFS AND KEITH OLBERMANN: `WE DON'T HAVE A POLICY THAT YOU CAN NEVER COME BACK' (Q&A)
The one-time wannabe book editor oversees Disney's $40 billion asset, manages an increasingly competitive sports-right universe, and faces a new Fox challenger.