Press Releases


By in May 5, 2008 • Filed in: News, Press, Press Releases

{nl}The Administrators of TomCruiseForever are pleased to announce the creation of www.tomcruise.com, a site that focuses on the professional life and accomplishments of the incredible subject of our fansite,  Tom Cruise.  {nl} {nl}In July, 2006 Tom sued and was awarded the rights to his own name from a notorious cybersquatter.  Tom’s attorney, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, LLP re-registered the site, which was launched today in conjunction with the second part of the Oprah interview.  This site creates a positive professional presence for Tom on the internet and we couldn’t be happier for him.{nl} {nl}This launch in no way affects our fansite.  We will continue to provide up to the minute information on Tom and place where fans can congregate and discuss Tom in a positive environment.  We’ve got tons of content, pics and information you won’t see anywhere else so come on in and join us !{nl} {nl}CONGRATULATIONS TOM !!  {nl} {nl} {nl}Below is the press release announcing the site:{nl}Marking the 25 year anniversary celebration, as seen today on the Oprah Winfrey Show, of Tom Cruise’s iconic portrayal of a teenager looking for fun at home in Risky Business, TomCruise.com today continues the celebration by launching with a world-wide exclusive at 9 a.m. PST; A Tom Cruise career retrospective compilation reel containing movie clips from many of Tom Cruise’s movies over the last 25 years and spanning from 1981’s Taps to 2007’s Lions for Lambs. Additionally, Tom Cruise fans around the world will find many site exclusives including; Tom Cruise News & updates, a definitive Tom Cruise biography, a comprehensive Tom Cruise filmography complete with movie trailers from 27 Tom Cruise films including; Taps, Outsiders, Risky Business, All The Right Moves, Legend, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Cocktail, Rain Man, Born on the 4th of July, Days of Thunder, Far and Away, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Interview with a Vampire, Mission Impossible, Jerry Mcguire, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Mission Impossible II, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible III, and Lions for Lambs, and an image gallery filled with exclusive Tom Cruise pictures. Also found on the site, an image from the recent Oprah Winfrey Show and link to Oprah.com. TomCruise.com is the official website for film star and producer Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise has achieved unprecedented success as an actor and producer in a career spanning over two decades. He is a three-time Academy Award® nominee and a three-time Golden Globe winner whose films have broken numerous records at the box office. {nl}For more information, visit the Tom Cruise Official Website at www.TomCruise.com





By in April 21, 2008 • Filed in: News, Press, Press Releases

Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., and Lionsgate have formed a joint venture that creates a next-generation premium television channel and video on demand service that combines new and classic feature film output and original television series of five leading studios. The new premium channel, which will launch in the fall of 2009, was announced jointly today by Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom; Brad Grey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures; Harry E. Sloan, Chairman and CEO, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; and Jon Feltheimer, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lionsgate. The new venture will have access to Paramount and Paramount Vantage titles released theatrically on or after January 1, 2008 and MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles released theatrically on or after January 1, 2009. The venture’s programming slate will have exclusive access during the pay television window to such recent and highly anticipated films as Iron Man, Star Trek, Pink Panther 2, Cloverfield, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Shutter Island, GI Joe, Love Guru, and Valkyrie, along with many others currently in production. {nl}More information about it here





By in April 16, 2008 • Filed in: Press, Press Releases

To: Tom Cruise Forever.com, KatFor: Immediate Release to All Members From: United Artists Paula Wagner, CEO Date: January 18, 2008{nl}I have known and worked with Tom for more than 25 years. He’s a rock-solid dependable partner, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for his talent, integrity, kindness, and dedication. Andrew Morton’s book is a disgraceful piece of gossip-mongering, filled with distortions and outright lies that no sensible person will take seriously. I am not a Scientologist, nor are most of the people Tom and I work with, but that doesn’t mean I can sit by silently while he is attacked for his religious beliefs. As a filmmaker and an American, I feel strongly that an individual’s religion should have no bearing on their professional life. I have always believed that Americans celebrated these differences, and to see the vitriol that has been directed towards my friend is truly discouraging. It’s easy to mock an out-of-context video, but that doesn’t change the fact that Tom Cruise is one of the hardest-working and nicest human beings I have ever known.





By in April 16, 2008 • Filed in: Press, Press Releases

Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner – C/W Productions Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. November 2, 2006 {nl}For Immediate Release: {nl}United Artists, the studio founded by movie greats Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and D.W. Griffith some 85 years ago and responsible for delivering such iconic film franchises as “Rocky,” “Pink Panther” and “James Bond,” will be reborn under a partnership formed between Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM). The announcement was made today by Harry E. Sloan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM. {nl}Cruise and Wagner, one of the most successful film production teams ever, will drive the rebirth of United Artists as MGM’s operating partner. Along with their substantial ownership, Cruise and Wagner will have control of setting the company’s production slate, from development to production greenlighting ability, subject to certain parameters. Wagner will serve as Chief Executive Officer of United Artists, overseeing the day to day operations of the studio alongside her longstanding producing partner Cruise, who will star in as well as produce films for United Artists and also be available to appear in film projects for other studios. {nl}Cruise last teamed up with the original UA on “Rain Man” in 1988, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture. {nl}In establishing United Artists as a new entity, MGM and Cruise/Wagner will return the studio to its former roots by recognizing what made UA great in the first place – studio management by creative talent who can best encourage and support other creative talent. The talent friendly studio will be reborn as a place where producers, writers, directors and actors can thrive in a creative environment, developing and producing entertaining film projects. The plan would allow artists throughout the community to pursue their creative visions outside of the traditional studio system. {nl}The studio plans to have a production slate of approximately four (4) films each year, which may increase in the future. Worldwide marketing and distribution will be handled by partner MGM. UA will be a major supplier of feature films to MGM, with production and development of UA movies being fully financed by MGM and its partners. MGM is the only major studio controlled by private equity firms which include Providence Equity Partners and Texas Pacific Group along with industry partners Comcast Corp. and Sony Corp. of America. {nl}”Partnering with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, we have the ideal creative foundation from which to reintroduce the United Artists brand,” said Sloan in making the announcement. “Tom and Paula are the modern versions of the iconic founders of United Artists – Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith – and our partnership with them reaffirms our commitment to providing creative talent with a comfortable home at United Artists and a dedicated distribution partner in MGM. United Artists is once again the haven for independent filmmakers and a vital resource in developing quality filmed entertainment consistent with MGM’s modern studio model.” {nl}Commented Cruise: “Paula and I are very respectful of the rich history and tradition of United Artists, and we welcome the opportunity to contribute to that legacy by providing a wide range of releases that appeal to all audiences. It’s our desire to create an environment where filmmakers can thrive and see their visions realized.” {nl}”This is a great opportunity for Tom and me to re-establish the United Artists brand and to work closely with the creative community,” stated Wagner. “As studio partner-operators, we will provide a supportive environment and infrastructure for filmmakers that will allow them to do their best work.” {nl}”Providing Tom and Paula with the ability to greenlight films under the UA banner validates MGM’s commitment to and recognition of independent producers as the true creative nucleus of Hollywood filmmaking,” said Rick Sands, COO of MGM. “The relationship between UA, which will provide the creative environment for independent producers to nurture content of their own vision and MGM, which will apply its expertise to distribution and marketing to those projects, is an ideal collaboration of art and business. The resurgence of United Artists will take us another step closer to realizing the full revitalization of MGM. Harry and I are personally thrilled to be working with Tom and Paula.” {nl}Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise launched Cruise/Wagner Productions as an independent production company in September 1993. Since its inception, the company has enjoyed unparalleled success, producing a wide range of films that have earned multiple awards, widespread critical praise and global box office grosses in excess of US$2.9 billion. Films produced by the company include the Mission Impossible franchise as well as critical and commercial successes such as “War of the Worlds,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Others” and “Vanilla Sky,” among others. {nl}Tom Cruise is one of the most successful, critically acclaimed and sought after movie stars in the world. In a career spanning 26 years, Cruise has received three Academy Award nominations and has won three Golden Globe awards for his performance in such hit films as “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia” and numerous accolades for his performances in “The Last Samurai,” “Minority Report” and “Collateral.” Cruise’s films have resulted in worldwide box office totals of approximately US$6 billion and his last two films, “War of the Worlds” and “Mission: Impossible III” have grossed nearly US$1 billion worldwide. Overall, Cruise has made 14 films that have grossed US$100 million in domestic receipts alone, with his last seven consecutive films reaching that benchmark. {nl}The agreement between Cruise Wagner Productions and MGM/UA, which takes effect immediately, was brokered by Cruise Wagner’s representative CAA and attorney Bert Fields.





By in April 16, 2008 • Filed in: Press, Press Releases

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