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June 19, 2008

The Dailies - June 19, 2008

Is Geffen still the 'G' in DreamWorks SKG?
David Geffen is staying out of DreamWorks rumored deal with India's Reliance behemoth. But Spielberg and Katzenstein may well want this pit bull on their side. Variety reports that the Indian company, valued at $100 billion, is built on a background of sibling rivalry, between owner Anil Ambani and his brother, Mukesh, who runs Reliance Industries.

Slow 3-D rollout threatens next generation of Hollywood movies.
Despite industry boosterism of the 3-D revolution, only 1,500 theater will be ready to show films in the format by next year. Some moguls may be left holding the bag.

Documentaries no longer golden at box office
John Horn reports that noe of this year's crop of documentaries, including "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," "Standard Operating Procedure," "Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains" and "My Kid Could Paint That," have taken in more than $250,000 each in theaters.


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