March 23, 2020
Dave McNary, Variety
With the nation’s movie theaters dark due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sony Pictures has given its hit action comedy “Bad Boys for Life” an early video on demand release on March 31.
The movie — starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence — will debut April 2...
March 11, 2020
In a milestone development, the Writers Guild of America East has negotiated a first collective bargaining agreement with CBSN, the first anchored live-streaming news service to be unionized.
The guild announced Wednesday that the new three-year agreement was unan...
October 29, 2019
Mark Damon’s DCR Finance Corp. has signed a deal to provide $65 million in financing for a new version of “Sinbad” with production set to begin in early 2020, Variety has learned exclusively.
DCR, a media financing fund headed by Damon, Adi Cohen and Jordi Rediu, w...
September 4, 2019
Ozzie Areu, CEO of the Atlanta-based Areu Bros. studio, has announced the launch of a Qualified Opportunity Zones platform to promote support of inclusion and diversity.
The program, unveiled Tuesday, will encompass entertainment, technology and real estate through Qual...
August 20, 2019
Mark Damon’s DCR Finance Corp., co-headed with financer Adi Cohen, has received a $150 million investment from Go Media Productions for Georgia projects, Variety has learned exclusively.
Damon, whose credits include “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor,”...