Marketing Veteran Jamie Stevens Joins Sony Pictures

Veteran marketing executive Jamie Stevens is joining Sony Pictures as executive VP of worldwide consumer products. She will report to Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, and oversee the motion picture group’s global consumer products and licensing team. She will lead efforts to expand and capitalize on product and licensing opportunities from existing… Read more »

Chris Pine’s ‘Hell or High Water’ to Hit Theaters in August

Lionsgate and CBS Films have set an August release in the U.S. for the heist thriller “Hell or High Water,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. The movie, directed by David Mackenzie, will open Aug. 12 in limited release, expand on Aug. 19 and go wide on Aug. 26. The film will premiere… Read more »

Cannes: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Comedy ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the comedy “Why We’re Killing Gunther” with Taran Killam directing from his own script. Killam will also star with Bobby Moynihan and Cobie Smulders. MadRiver Pictures will begin international sales next week in Cannes with UTA repping North American rights. Principal photography is slated for June. Paul Brittain, Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon… Read more »

Steven Tyler Plays Benefit for Abuse Victims: ‘They’re the Rock Stars’

Steven Tyler stood behind a mic in David Geffen Hall on Monday wearing a dark vest, patterned shirt and tight jeans in front of a crowd that reflected his decades of music-making — an older man in a vintage tour t-shirt, an Aerosmith purist; a middle-aged blonde woman waving an American flag blanket, pulled in… Read more »