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By in April 26, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Continuing its ramp-up, United Artists has tapped veteran production exec Don Granger as prexy of production. {nl}Granger’s resume includes supervising 35 films at Paramount, including pics in the “Mission: Impossible,” “Star Trek” and “Tomb Raider” franchises, and later serving as production head at Cruise/Wagner Prods. He’ll report to studio chief Paula Wagner. {nl}Granger’s already been working at the revived UA, overseeing production of the first two films — “Lions for Lambs,” directed by Robert Redford and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, and “Valkyrie,” with Bryan Singer to direct and Cruise to star. {nl}He told Daily Variety that UA’s beefing up its production and development ranks in the near future. Move comes five months after Cruise and C/W partner Wagner took MGM topper Harry Sloan’s offer to resuscitate the UA label and make four to six films per year. {nl}”UA has always been a home for signature films and original stories, so we’re trying to stay true to that legacy,” Granger added. Granger broke into showbiz in 1987 at Weintraub Entertainment Group, then joined Touchstone the following year and began a 12-year stint at Paramount in 1990, rising to exec VP of production and overseeing “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “Varsity Blues,” “Kiss the Girls,” “Along Came a Spider” and “Saving Private Ryan,” among other pics. {nl}In 2001, Granger partnered with Gary Levinsohn to create Mutual Film Co., where he exec produced “Timeline” and “Snakes on a Plane.” He joined Cruise/Wagner as a senior exec in charge of development and production in 2004 and oversaw “War of the Worlds,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Elizabethtown” and upcoming pic “The Eye.” {nl}Granger also served as producer with Cruise/Wagner on “Ask the Dust.” {nl}”Tom and I have a long history with Don Granger, and we’ve always valued his great filmmaker relationships, his terrific taste in material and the tremendous intelligence he brings to development and production,” Wagner said. “He’s been an integral part of our team for many years now, and we are delighted that our association is continuing at UA.” {nl}Source: Variety

By in April 26, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Here you have some pics of Tom & Kate leaving Cut’s Restaurant last April 23rd{nl}Leaving Cut’s Restaurant – April 23rd 2007{nl}

By in April 23, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Yesterday, Tom, Kate & Little Suri went to the birthday party of Grier (Brooke Shields’ daughter) who shared birthday day with Suri. Here you have a preview of the pictures, more in the gallery{nl}Attending Brooke Shields’ Daughter B-Day Party – April 22nd 2007{nl}

By in April 20, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Today, we make 2 years we are online and we want to thank all the fans and members of this community for their comments, donations, etc, who also helped us build the sweetest site in the Internet dedicated to a such a wonderful human being that Tom is. Also, it’s very important to say that without the great work of the staff of the site, TC Forever won’t be alive. {nl}Let’s hope we can turn many more years!!!!!Now, it’s time to party!!{nl}THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

By in April 20, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Tom & Kate attended the NYC Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Benefit Gala in NYC yesterday evening. Here you have a preview of the pictures, more in the gallery{nl}NYC Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Benefit Gala – April 19th 2007{nl}{nl}Also, following these links you can read some reports and watch some videos of the night: Access Hollywood,  AP/Yahoo & ABC Local News (Thanks Myma) 

By in April 18, 2007 • Filed in: Press

By in April 15, 2007 • Filed in: Press

EDINBURGH actress Louise Hay has landed her first movie role, in a film starring Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. {nl}The Murrayfield-born actress, who now lives with husband Ronald Richards in Los Angeles, has spent the past week filming her role in Lions For Lambs, which is also being directed by screen veteran Redford. {nl}The film centres on two army rangers in Afghanistan and Louise, 26, plays a doctor. {nl}It is only her second role, following a part in the popular TV series CSI:NY last month. {nl}She said: “The prospect of working with a legend like Robert Redford was initially very intimidating, but once I knew my lines backwards and forwards, inside and out, I felt sure I could get through the scene.” {nl}Lions for Lambs is still in production, and is expected to be released later this year.{nl}Source: Scotsman Com{nl} 

By in April 12, 2007 • Filed in: Press

Tom & Kate dined at Maestro’s Restaurant on Tuesday and here we have the pictures. Btw, gorgeous car, Tom!{nl}Leaving Maestro’s Restaurant – April 10th 2007{nl}{nl}Watch two videos of the evening: here and here

By in April 5, 2007 • Filed in: Press

After a three-year stint as head of publicity for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, Dennis Rice will leave the Mouse for United Artists as president of worldwide marketing and publicity. {nl}Rice, who will report to UA chief exec Paula Wagner, will oversee all areas of the studio’s marketing and publicity for theatrical release, homevideo and ancillary markets worldwide, as well as interact with MGM, the newly reborn studio’s growing distribution arm. {nl}Rice said his goal for UA is to be seen “as a studio that the top talent in Hollywood wants to make their movies with.” He began his career at Disney in 1992 as head of marketing for the Buena Vista home entertainment division and moved into the feature realm in 1998 as prexy of marketing and publicity for October Films, a specialty unit of Universal Pictures. {nl}A year later, he moved on to the brothers Weinstein, stepping in as president of marketing at Miramax. {nl}Source: Variety

By in March 29, 2007 • Filed in: Press

How do a nation’s elite rid themselves of a deranged chief executive or commander who is bent on leading the country astray? No, we’re not talking here about our own life and times. We’re talking Nazi Germany. United Artists announced last week that Tom Cruise will be starring in a World War II thriller just acquired. But no details as to exactly what that meant. We’re here to tell you now. Movie projects are famous for dragging on, for rewrites, revisions, re-thinking. A great project may languish for years. But only a few months ago, writers Chris McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander got together with “X-Men” director Bryan Singer. They had all worked together on the critically acclaimed movie “The Usual Suspects,” which starred Kevin Spacey. And then they went to UA with their project titled “Valkyrie.” At UA, Bryan met with none other than Tom Cruise and just in the last month, Tom has been set to play the lead as a heroic German colonel, Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, the man who led the “July Plot” to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Singer says: “Originally, Chris and Nathan and I brought the project to UA because it seemed like a good match. UA was founded as an artist-based studio. Tom and Paula Wagner were clearly carrying on the tradition. The film was greenlit quickly. I admit in the back of my mind I always thought Tom would be a great fit for this role, beyond his physical resemblance. We met a few times about production and my desire to offer the part to him crystallized.” This seems to be one of those adventures that happen only rarely. UA will forge ahead and make the movie early this summer because Bryan is set to go ahead on “Superman” at Warner Bros. The McQuarrie-Alexander script is described as excellent with suspense, honor, horror and history all mixed in together. To some of us it will be heroic history, to youngsters it will be a thriller. Tom and his partner Paula are very positive and excited about their new professional life at UA. They are already working on their first effort there — “Lions for Lambs,” to star Tom, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford. The latter also directs.{nl}Source: Variety

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