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Powerful Broadway Producer 'Steps Back' After Allegations

Scott Rudin apologizes after report detailing his abusive bullying of employees

(Newser) - Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is “profoundly sorry” and will step back from his theater work, per the AP . “After a period of reflection, I’ve made the decision to step back from active...

Harper Lee's Estate Suing Over Sorkin's View of Atticus

Broadway play is still set to open in December, however

(Newser) - A Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is still set to open this year despite a lawsuit filed by the estate of the author, an attorney for the producer said. Jonathan Zavin, who represents Scott Rudin's Rudinplay Inc., said Thursday the adaptation is scheduled to...

Amy Pascal: 'Angie Didn't Care' About Leaked Emails

She opens up about Sony 'firing'

(Newser) - Sony may not be officially using the word "fired," but soon-to-be-former Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal certainly is. "All the women here are doing incredible things in this world. All I did was get fired," Pascal told Tina Brown Tuesday at San Francisco's Women in...

Leaked Sony Emails Trash Angelina Jolie

Scott Rudin calls her a 'spoiled brat'

(Newser) - There's quite a bit of drama swirling around the Sony Pictures version of a Steve Jobs biopic (the one based on Walter Isaacson's book with a possible screenplay by Aaron Sorkin , not the one starring Ashton Kutcher ), and some of the recently-leaked Sony emails reveal quite a...

Dragon Tattoo Producers Fume Over Good Review

New Yorker publishes piece early

(Newser) - The New Yorker has sparked the ire of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo producer Scott Rudin—with a positive review that calls the film "mesmerizing." Trouble is, the review came out early, a big no-no in an industry where timing is key. Filmmakers want their movies—especially big-ticket...

Facebook Pushed for Big Changes to Movie

Executives are ignoring it publicly, fighting it privately

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and crew are taking a ho-hum attitude in public about the upcoming Facebook movie the Social Network, save for a few comments here and there about how it distorts reality. Things are much more tense in private, reports the New York Times , which describes behind-the-scenes contacts between Facebook...

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