All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘producers’

Robert De Niro Crashes World Cup Party

Robert De Niro isn’t a huge soccer fan. He was interested enough in a recent game, however, that he crashed a random World Cup viewing in Brooklyn last week so he didn’t miss watching the U.S. compete against Germany. The Meet the Fockers star was filming a new movie called The Intern in Brooklyn when it became clear he would …

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Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61

Record producer and sound engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of Johns’ death has not been made public, though a Billboard report quotes guitarist Stacy Blades as saying Johns was hospitalized last week for “liver trouble.” Johns began his career in 1969, when he engineered and produced the Jethro Tull album Stand Up. He …

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Jake Eberts Dies at 71, “Driving Miss Daisy” Producer

If you have ever seen the iconic movies of Driving Miss Daisy, Dances With Wolves, or Ghandi, you have seen the work of one of Hollywood’s most well-known producers, Jake Eberts, who died this past Thursday, September 6th, 2012. Jake Eberts, born as “John Eberts,” got involved with the film industry in 1977 within the financial sector and helped found …

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Mel Stuart Dies at 83, “Willy Wonka” Director

If you are a fan of the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum), you are a fan of director Mel Stuart’s work. Mel Stuart was a wonderfully well-known film director and producer who unfortunately died this past Thursday (August 9th, 2012). Even though Mel Stuart was known for his movie musical …

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Piracy Good: Message To Content Producers

Content producers at a conference in Ottawa recently received a surprising message. Piracy is good. Canadian Indie producers were told at a media conference on Thursday that illegal downloading of content actually secures more business and reveals new emerging markets for them. Gavin McGarry, Jumpwire Media President told an afternoon panel, “We’re really coming to a place right now where …

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