Rick Nicita News

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Funds Half-Million-Dollar Restoration and Upgrades to the Egyptian TheatreHollywood Foreign Press Association Funds Half-Million-Dollar Restoration and Upgrades to the Egyptian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The American Cinematheque announced today that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded a $500,000 grant to fund maintenance and essential technical upgrades to the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre, a designated historic cultural monument situated on iconic Hollywood Boulevard. News of this grant comes less than a week after the HFPA announced at their annual Grants Banquet a completely separate donation of $350,000 to help make the theatre capable of screening 35mm nitrate film prints, a grant that was made through The Film Foundation which is coordinating the project. (more...)

Al Pacino to Star in David Gordon Green's MANGLEHORNAl Pacino to Star in David Gordon Green's MANGLEHORN
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2013

Academy Award winner Al Pacino has signed on to star in David Gordon Green's drama, "Manglehorn," financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. (more...)

Al Pacino to Receive 'Italia Legend Award' During Oscar WeekAl Pacino to Receive 'Italia Legend Award' During Oscar Week
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino will be the recipient of the inaugural JACK VALENTI - L.A., ITALIA LEGEND AWARD, it was announced today by noted Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, honorary chairman of the Istituto Capri nel Mondo, the governing body of the Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest. (more...)

Hollywood Buys Film Rights to Broadway's JEKYLL AND HYDEHollywood Buys Film Rights to Broadway's JEKYLL AND HYDE
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

The New York Times reports that film producer Mike Medavoy ('Black Swan') and Rick Nicita of RP Media have teamed up to buy the film rights to the Broadway musical JEKYLL AND HYDE. The musical, with a book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and music by Frank Wildhorn, is set to return to Broadway's Marquis Theater in Spring 2013 following a 25-week National Tour. (more...)

Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State ScandalAl Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State Scandal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

According to Deadline, Al Pacino will portray Joe Paterno in a film about the Penn State scandal. Next week, ICM Partners is shopping around a package for the movie. (more...)

Ben Stiller to Receive American Cinematheque AwardBen Stiller to Receive American Cinematheque Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Actor Ben Stiller will be this year's recipient of the American Cinematheque award for career achievement, it was announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Morgan Creek BreakfastPhoto Flash: Morgan Creek Breakfast
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2010

A number of stars were in attendance for the Morgan Creek Breakfast at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The stars included Thor Arnason, James G. Robinson, Tom Yoda, and Arnie Samuelsen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 24th American Cinematheque Award Honors Matt DamonPhoto Coverage: 24th American Cinematheque Award Honors Matt Damon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

Ben Affleck presented his longtime friend and co-star, Matt Damon, with the 24th American Cinematheque Award at the Cinematheque's annual benefit gala on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom in Beverly Hills. The award presentation concluded an evening of in-person tributes from Damon's colleagues Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, Clint Eastwood; Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Charlize Theron and Robin Williams. In addition, George Clooney and Ben Stiller paid tribute by partaking in individual pre-taped comedy sketches while President William Jefferson Clinton appeared in and narrates a piece surrounding Damon's humanitarian efforts that was be played during the show. (more...)

Broadway Bound Daniel Craig To Star In New Thriller Film 'Dream House'Broadway Bound Daniel Craig To Star In New Thriller Film 'Dream House'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2009

Daniel Craig has signed on to star in the Morgan Creek psychological thriller Dream House, it was announced today by James G. Robinson and Rick Nicita, co-chairmen of Morgan Creek Productions. (more...)

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