Is This a Joke? Brooks Leaving Movie Biz

Quietly closes movie production company
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 9:59 AM CDT
Is This a Joke? Brooks Leaving Movie Biz
Are Mel Brooks movie days over?   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Are Mel Brooks' days in Hollywood over? The comic king is quietly closing his Brooksfilms, the New York Post reports. He founded the LA-based production company in 1980 to produce more serious films such as The Elephant Man but also put out classics such as Spaceballs. Brooks, who turns 82 next month, is still considering a couple gigs on Broadway. (More Mel Brooks stories.)

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