TheWrap’s Inaugural Innovators List: 12 Who Are Changing Hollywood

JASON BLUM Founder, Blumhouse Productions With each new micro-budget hit, Jason Blum is upending the way movies are made, emphasizing thrift in exchange for artistic freedom and greater profits. He first caught Hollywood’s attention in 2009 with “Paranormal Activity,” which cost a mere $15,000 to produce and made an astounding $193.3 million globally. Then he proved that wasn’t an anomaly with films like “Insidious” and this summer’s “The Purge,” which earned back their bargain-basement budgets tenfold thanks to fresh spins on familiar bogeymen like ghosts or home invaders. See photos: 12 Innovators Changing Hollywood “We can take risks that we wouldn’t be allowed if these were traditional studio films,” Blum told TheWrap, noting that actors, directors and producers on his films work for scale in return for getting a bigger cut of a picture’s back-end.
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Hot in Hollywood: Producer Lynda Obst on Tentpoles, Tadpoles and TV

Hollywood Internships Under Fire After ‘Black Swan’ Ruling

Black Swan Interns - H 2013

“There are cultural nuances that don’t travel. Broad comedies play because falling on a banana peel is funny in every culture, but nuance — cultural nuance, or wit — are peculiarities. They don’t travel.
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At least for now.” PHOTOS: The Best (and Worst) Dance Movies: From ‘Step Up’ to ‘Black Swan’ After all, the Black Swan internship that caused Alex Footman and Eric Glatt to sue probably sounds familiar to most movie producers. The two performed duties such as tracking purchasing orders and making photocopies. The film’s line producer even sent an e-mail to a Searchlight exec about a union rep who was on set and complained that an intern was doing work that should have been assigned to a loader. Fox is appealing the summary judgment, but in the meantime, even paying minimum wage to interns might not be enough.
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Johnny Depp not retiring from Hollywood

“I think while I’ve got the opportunity, the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them. And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess , living life. Really living life,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Depp as saying. “And going somewhere where you don’t have to be on the run, or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel. At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realise that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive,” he added.
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The neck ache date: 5ft 8in actor Corey Feldman dwarfed by statuesque blonde during night out in Hollywood

Thumbs up: Corey looked very pleased with his hot date despite the height difference

The couple have a eight-year-old son, Zen, who they got embroiled into a bitter custody battle over following their tumultuous split. Feldman was also married to actress Vanessa Marcil from 1989 until 1993. Hollywood bachelor: Twice divorced Feldman has been divorced since 2009 and seems happy to play the field As a child star, the California native was a special friend of Michael Jackson, and he was often controversially seen by the side of the King Of Pop and was a regular at Neverland ranch before the friendship soon turned sour. ‘He did real damage in my overall life. I was a 12-year-old boy who was hurt by his family and ignored by people at school,’ Feldman told a Los Angeles court during Jakson’s child molestation trial. ‘The biggest thing that Michael’s done to children is befriending the ones that are in need and then abandoning them.’ After becoming a teenage heart throb in the 1980s in The Goonies, The Lost Boys and Stand By Me, alongside tragic star River Phoenix, Corey’s career hit the rocks in adulthood.
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