Randalls Island may soon be brimming with slides, lagoons and over-caffeinated children. The Franchise and Concession Review Committee will today hear a proposal for a $168 million theme park, set to be financed by the Aquatic Development Group of Disney and Six Flags fame.
The plan was first pitched in 1999 under the Giuliani Read More
When the Weinstein brothers broke ties with Disney last April, there were a few matters that needed to be addressed, including real estate. As part of their settlement agreement, The Weinstein Company recently purchased a 3rd floor office at 375 Greenwich Street for $2.2 million, according to public records.
Conveniently, Read More
Even before the results are in, one of the questions coming out of the Bloomberg campaign is: Whither Kevin Sheekey?
Nobody who knows Mike’s closest political advisor expects him to move back over to the Government payroll. And despite occasional rumors, I don’t think he’s likely to be running Mike’s ’08 Presidential campaign.
Sheekey could Read More
Tim Burton and Mike Johnson’s Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, from a screenplay by John August, Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson, with original music by Danny Elfman, marks the 20th year of Mr. Burton’s consistently eccentric endeavors with films that have found favor with young audiences, and with admirers of all ages for the strange, morbid Read More
Tim Burton and Mike Johnson’s Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, from a screenplay by John August, Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson, with original music by Danny Elfman, marks the 20th year of Mr. Burton’s consistently eccentric endeavors with films that have found favor with young audiences, and with admirers of all ages for the strange, Read More
The July 7 London bombings were followed by the failed bombings of July 21, and who knows what other surprises between the time these words go to press and the time they appear in print. A poll for the Daily Telegraph found that, while 88 percent of British Muslims condemned the bombings, 6 percent found Read More
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PQ: ‘But one thing: What are records?’
I wanted an afternoon of bonding with my 11-year-old son, but I also wanted an afternoon-so, in a fit of inspiration, I figured that he and one of his friends were finally old enough to cruise the Lower East Side with me Read More
Is that really it? After all the backtalk and whispers, the tears and the screaming fits, we expected high drama of the Miramax-Disney divorce. Not the anticlimax of a solemn choreographed speech over conference call. But that’s how Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s long nightmare ended-late on Tuesday, March 29, with a call, accompanied by Disney Read More
“We started the whole thing. And we were so busy working on these movies-these smaller movies, these foreign-language movies-that we never had time to look at it and reflect,” said Meryl Poster.
Ms. Poster, a production executive at Miramax Film Corp., had less to do that day than you might imagine an executive at the Read More
DisneyWar, by James B. Stewart. Simon and Schuster, 572 pages, $29.95.
Thirty-odd years ago, it would have been, I was summoned to the office of Frederick L. Ehrman, chief executive of Lehman Brothers, the firm of which I was then a partner, and informed that I had been accused by Darryl F. Zanuck, C.E.O. of Read More