2/17 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Leo’s faux pas, Bagger chats up ‘Waste Land’ helmer, what to learn from Grammys

Posted by · 10:18 am · February 17th, 2011

• Nikki Finke chats with Relativity Media honcho Ryan Kavanaugh. [Deadline] • Gregory Ellwood thinks Melissa Leo flushed her chances at an Oscar down the drain. [Awards Campaign] • Melena Ryzik catches up with “Waste Land” director Lucy Walker. (Oscar Guide on documentary features coming tomorrow.) [The Carpetbagger]

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Stunning

Posted by · 10:20 am · November 20th, 2009

Do you know how many people saw The Assassination of Jesse James?…You and seven other people. Paul Blart grossed nearly $200 million worldwide. I’ll take Paul Blart all day, every day. –Producer/financier Ryan Kavanaugh in a recent Esquire profile.  Does this make anyone else PROFOUNDLY sad?  Are guys like this and other hedge fund types […]

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Hollywood Film Fest to honor Moore, Cooper, Kavanaugh

Posted by · 8:50 am · October 12th, 2009

New awards announced today via press release include Julianne Moore for the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award (for “A Single Man,” among other films), Bradley Cooper for the Hollywood Comedy Award (something had to go, by proxy, to “The Hangover,” I guess) and Ryan Kavanaugh for the Hollywood Producer Award. Additionally, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Melanie Lynsky, Paul […]

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