News for Oct. 28, 2003

One Director to be Paid Like a Top Movie Star

10/28/03, 10:46 pm EST - Xoanon

When Universal Pictures ushered the "Lord of the Rings" auteur Peter Jackson and his team into Hollywood's elite 20/20 club $20 million in guaranteed up-front salary against 20 percent of the gross receipts the action underscored a major Hollywood shift: event- movie directors are becoming as valuable as stars like Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson. (Registration required) [More]