Last Sunday, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, Jim Gianopulos, held his annual Easter party at his house in Southern California. The Biden-Harris inaugural committee confirmed to Variety that Gaga is on board to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” for the swearing-in ceremony, which typically begins around 11:30 a.m. In Europe many like to think that there is no freedom of expression and that there are political limits but something like that doesn’t really exist. My job was to create offices around the world so I can export the movies of the company on video. Jim Gianopulos is on Facebook. I’ll share the story with you. After the end of my first year at the University my godfather offered me a job to work on a tanker ship. Biden has fired off some punchy lines about Giuliani in the past. Besides his high position Gianopulos is very easy going and he gladly invited us at Fox in Beverly Hills. but it’s about whether or not it will entertain. “He expressed his love of movies,” Gianopulos says, “and mentioned that when he watched the credits at the end he was impressed by the range of jobs and the many people it took to achieve the result on the screen.” A created environment I built all on my imagination. I believe that making movies is the strongest communicative tool in the world but differs on how you use it. Jeremiah Wright, he responded with a speech on race, “A More Perfect Union,” that proved to be a turning point in his campaign. I’ve accepted to work for Columbia Pictures. I’m going to beat him like a drum.”. I’ve always watched his movies and I liked them but I never imagined that he is Greek, so the very same day I called him and told him that “I always liked your movies and I believe you are a good director , now that I know that you are Greek it’s a must to go out for dinner and get to know each other. Exclusive Interview: 20th Century Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos. If you want to give the picture of the destruction of the planet and the whole New York City that is devastated by tsunami and then ice age, you can’t do it with 2 million dollars. Of course, I am a proud member of the “Greek Mafia” of Hollywood (laughter). PREVIOUSLY, 6:35 a.m. PT Friday: Hours after Joe Biden said that he had to be more aggressive in debates, he made a swipe at Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer and a primary trafficker in claims and conspiracy theories about Biden and his son, Hunter. Ambassador to Denmark and former finance director for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, said that “I think you are seeing kind of a continued evolution in the way that the Biden campaign is responding[ to Trump’s attacks]. He is fluent in Greek and his family roots are from Istanbul. Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos has been endeavoring to build a comeback for the storied Los Angeles studio since he joined in 2017. I was out for lunch with my agent and we were talking for many different things. So we went out and down the road we did “Sideways” were cinematography was done by Phedon Papamichael. The widely respected Gianopulos, who previously served a long stint as chairman of 20th Century Fox, arrived at Paramount in 2017. Biden also noted the presence at the fundraiser of Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was there with his wife Marilyn. A month and a half later and while I was traveling I received a telegram from my mother that I was called to serve in Vietnam by the American army. The members are Nia Vardalos, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, Michael Chichlis, Melina Kanakaredes, Alexander Payne and Phedon Papamichael, I hope I didn’t forget someone. Right after that I went to Television and to be more specific with funding and distributing movies until the time that I stepped into the position I am standing now. The event will be part of a California trip. He said that responding to Trump is “tricky,” because a candidate doesn’t want to get down “in the mud with him.” When Obama faced a crisis in his 2008 campaign over his association with Rev. Yes but not very well yet. I didn’t care who organized the protest but all I cared was our voices to be heard. You will be redirected back to your article in, Twitter Temporarily Suspends Rep. 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Do you plan on sending your children to a Greek school according to the Greek-American tradition? The election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was already one for the history books, even before they were set to take office after the attempted coup on Jan. 6 orchestrated by their predecessor, Donald J. Trump. People that are interested in politics read, learn and talk with friends, movie theater is part of an important vessel for such ideas. How often do you visit Greece? Gianopulos introduced Biden, telling the donors gathered in his yard that “I know of no one who is more appropriate, more right, more the right person to put us back on track than Joe Biden.”. The … Every year we celebrate Easter at my house. (Al Seib / … We always talked in Greek and many times when we had a disagreement he had the advantage to use the language better than me. [With his attacks] Donald Trump has gone to the heart of Joe Biden’s strengths.” He said that there is a way for Biden to defend himself by drawing on his life experiences. We want to hear from you! Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. Donald Trump says he will not participate in virtual debate ‘This is a guy who is a thug’: how US elite became hawks on Xi’s China; Five key takeaways from the vice-presidential debate Most kids were going to a Greek school to learn how to speak Greek but I didn’t like school, I preferred to have free time. In 2017, Jim Gianopulos became head of a major film studio that had been turning out classics for decades—Sunset Boulevard and The Ten Commandments, Psycho and Saturday Night Fever, The Godfather trilogy and the Indiana Jones series, Titanic and Selma—but was now on the brink of collapse.Paramount Pictures, after producing a number of box office flops, including Zoolander 2 and … Some donors want Biden to hit Trump back harder in the face of the president’s personal attacks on his family. “The guy’s a thug, Giuliani. A Greek who enters his office for the first time will notice three things, his big and honest smile, plenty of photos from premieres and movie festivals, and a bouzouki. Are you planning on making a movie based on Greek history and mythology? My father and I always believed that you can maintain your cultural identity that’s why our house was a classic Greek house. ”My father anxiously awaited for the evening edition of the National Herald, every day,” Jim Gianopulos said. Jim Gianopulos (left) has backed scores of Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning movies. But now the stakes are life and death — literally. Do you like low or high budget movies? I think that’s been already accomplished. Earlier, he spoke at the home of producer Michael Lombardo and … Biden’s comments about Giuliani were in reference to the arrest of two of Giuliani’s associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, on campaign finance violations. There is a strong relationship among Greeks whether they are first or second generation. 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Bob Beitcher, MPTF, President & CEO George Clooney, Actor & Partner, Smokehouse Pictures Mark Fleischer, Vice Chair, President, Fleischer Studios Jim Gianopulos, Chairman, CEO, Paramount Pictures Michael Karlin, Partner, NKSFB Jeffrey Katzenberg, Managing Partner, Quibi/WndrCo Hawk Koch, Principal, The Koch Company Jessie Kornberg, President & CEO, Skirball Cultural Center He said that such an action is a “trauma for the country” and he had to make sure that it was the right thing to say. Danielle Lloyd has flaunted her body transformation after telling fans she "let herself go" in December 2020. The project comes to Paramount from Fox, where both chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos and Motion Pictures Group president Emma Watts were when it landed there. Have you ever been offered money to produce a political movie with a propaganda content? This instrument was a gift from a friend on my 50th birthday, and ever since , whenever I have some free time I am practicing. Yes, that happens all the time. Biden will attend the event at the home of Jim Gianopulos and his wife Ann on Oct. 10 as part of his presidential run, Deadline reported. On Monday evening, Biden is due to attend a cocktail reception for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos. I don’t prefer the low budget or very expensive productions. Do you hang out with Greek-Americans? During your time at the University in United States there were many anti-war movements. Would you like to share with us, how you celebrate Easter at your house? I think you saw in that in the last 24 hours and … I think you will see them attack in a more emphatic and personal way.”, Related Story If he requires 100 million dollars the possibilities for funding that kind of movie with that budget are almost 0. While being a student in Boston, MA during the anti-war movement for Vietnam, his dream was to get involved with shipping, but instead he got himself into deeper waters than the ones he imagined. I’ll tell you what happened. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos on How Joe Biden Sees the Movie Industry “People on Twitter will be able to watch the transition of power take place in real time,” the social network said in a blog post. Every year. In California the waves are bigger and harder in that field but Greek-American Jim Gianopulos made Hollywood realize that Greeks are not abandoning the ship that easy. I have many friends there. The event at the Gianopulos home on Thursday evening was Biden’s second fundraiser of the day. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a very rare case as most of political movies don’t have a big audience thus it’s very hard to be produced. Jim Gianopulos, the chairman of Paramount Pictures, recalls a conversation he had with Biden about how films are made. Earlier, he spoke at the home of producer Michael Lombardo and his husband, Sonny Ward, an architect. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos kicked off the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Communications & Entertainment conference by asserting that the streaming wars are a boon to the studio.. Actress Mimi Gianopulos, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Gianopulos and Ann Gianopulos attend 2015 Will Rogers... Actress Mimi Gianopulos attends "Hugh Jackman... One Night Only" Benefiting MPTF at Dolby Theatre on … After that I worked as a consultant for ASCAP organization , that is responsible for the copyright of American music. When the Vietnam war begun I was studying in Boston. Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. Prominent guests included Tom Hanks with his wife Rita Wilson, Melina Kanakarides, Corinna Tsopei, Della Rounick, and Michael Chiklis, among others. Are the filmmakers nowadays free to do the movies they want or the material is controlled and filtered by someone? Twitter had previously confirmed that Donald Trump and his team would lose access to the White House handles on Inauguration Day He didn’t change his -hard to pronounce- last name, making all Los Angeles to learn it. The question is what’s the right amount to spend on making a movie. The election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was already one for the history books, even before they were set to take office after the attempted coup … My plan is that currently their grandmother has the role of the teacher in order for them to learn Greek and school comes later. He says he always had the desire to discover the world. “The fact of the matter is, when I said he should be impeached, he should be impeached,” Biden said. He was later than other Democratic rivals. According to a pool report, Biden continued, “And the president is the most dishonorable president in American history. He remembers that they always spoke Greek in the house. Gianopulos is pictured with the movie’s director, Alejandro González Iñárritu (center), and Fox Searchlight copresident Steve Gilula. Inside Jim Gianopulos’ first year Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos took over the studio a year ago and says the company is poised for a comeback. It’s not the political side of the move that makes the production of such a movie difficult, And folks, he picked the wrong guy to pick a fight with, because I’ll tell you what. ET on the West front of the U.S. Capitol. “When you are attacked personally, which is what you are seeing here, I think you have to defend yourself with a degree of humanity and honesty.”. Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 20.. What is your personal preference regarding a movie? I am very good with the guitar though. Of course. I feel Greek that lives in United States. Saying that you are an American is a political statement that doesn’t match with your cultural background. This is the official celebration of the Greek Mafia. All Rights reserved. Right after that I studied for 4 years in law school and then I did my masters in International Justice. It is important to offer all the tools to make movies that they politically inspire their audience but that’s not their role, that’s the role of journalists,television and newspapers. By - 2009-04-20 *Translated in English by Evangelos Goulas. Tom Cruise got exceedingly close to his co-star Hayley Atwell, as the pair were handcuffed together during filming a car chase scene for Mission Impossible 7 in Rome on Tuesday. When do you plan to make a movie that most of the crew would be Greeks and part of the mafia? I was born in Brooklyn, NY. Suddenly he tells me that “you have to meet a fellow Greek that works here and he is a director”- Alexander Payne, and I said Alexander Payne is Greek? come to watch it and get entertained but if you make a movie like Fahrenheit 9/11 people will be informed from that movie. At that time you would either be in some kind of anti-war movement or fighting the war in Vietnam. Join Facebook to connect with Jim Gianopulos and others you may know. all Joe Biden Kamala Harris Jim Gianopulos Fox Filmed California Hollywood film. Jon Stewart, New Radicals And Andra Day Among Participants In Joe Biden Inauguration's 'Parade Across America'. — Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures Corporation “There’s a whole science behind brain fitness, memory enhancement, and mental acuity, and Jim Kwik is the ultimate guide.” — Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative, author of Brain Food and The XX Brain But I believe that the majority of people for a movie theater translates as a 2 hour entertainment in a dark room. ”It was not until I went to Kindergarten that I spoke English on a regular basis.” His father had an interesting approach. If someone wants to make a very strong political film whether it’s democratic or conservative and requires 1 million dollars for his production , the possibilities are that the money will be granted. He added, “Joe Biden’s personal story is heartbreaking in so many ways and he has spent his career so devoted to public service. I know him,” Biden told about 100 people gathered at the Brentwood home of Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos and his wife, Ann. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos on How Joe Biden Sees the Movie Industry Biden and Harris ran an understated campaign. After finishing my masters in International Justice I worked in an attorney’s office. Speaking at the hime of media executive Howard Owens and his wife Marnie, Biden also defended the timing of his call for Trump’s impeachment. From the moment he took over the profits for the company are rising high. One thing I can tell you for certain is that we have a live band that plays amazing Greek music but after drinking some wine we take over the stage and sing. I believe that because of the negative effect from the audience on Alexander and Troy we would like to wait until we get a good idea and make it into a very good movie that will be accepted by the audience with no doubt. With ‘The Marksman’ At $3.7M, Netflix Wins Gal Gadot/Tom Harper ‘Heart Of Stone’ Auction. During the 80’s when videocassettes production started there was a need for someone that knows the entertainment world and his job would be to protect the work of those that made movies and export them in videotapes. Biden and Harris received 81 million votes, more than any previous presidential ticket, and the California senator […] Today news. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos is planning to help Joe Biden in 2020 fundraising battle. When and how did you start getting involved with the entertainment industry? How do you explain that there is not a large number of people that are interested in politics? Forbes named him the man-phenomenon for the entertainment industry and reported that everyone wants to work with him. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Have lunch on the famed Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California with Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. I thought that it would be a beautiful adventure and I accepted it. One thing that crossed my mind was never to return, but I presented the papers that proved I was a student. Others at the event included CBS’s David Nevins and Showtime’s David Nevins, Jim Wiatt, Disney/ ABC’s Dana Walden, attorney Ted Boutrous and attorney Skip Brittenham, according to a source who was there. In three months I traveled the world but when I left with the ship I forgot to fill out some paperwork that was required so I won’t get drafted as I was a student at the time. The only one that can set a limit is the audience. He took over the wheel of 20th Century Fox, one of the biggest movie studios in the world. Sometimes they don’t know because practically when you have the money you can make any movie you want and you will find someone to distribute your movie, but the big question is who’s going to watch it. Not at the moment. 2 min read In my view, one of the few bright spots in this very dim year, but in many ways the brightest, was the … I don’t believe that studios have the luxury to become “vessels” of propaganda for political reasons, that’s not their mission, they are companies. Copyright © 2021 Penske Business Media, LLC. Lineup: Nancy Cordes Tapped As Chief White House Correspondent; Ed O’Keefe And Weijia Jiang Also On POTUS Beat, Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ & ‘The Crown’ Lead TV Series Nominations For Critics Choice Awards, UK Tightens Covid Travel Restrictions For Film & TV; Arrivals Must Isolate For 10 Days, Liam Neeson Returns To Top Of Pandemic B.O. Immediately following lunch you will have the opportunity to tour the famous Paramount Pictures Studios! 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Other co-hosts included Sony Screen Gems’ Eric Paquette and writer Jessica Postigo, Sony’s Tom Rothman and actress Jessica Harper, Legendary Entertainment’s Josh Grode, Cooper Hefner and Scarlett Byrne, Matt Rutler, and former ambassador James Costos and designer Michael Smith. 1 talking about this. Rufus Gifford, the former U.S. In 2007, when Giuliani looked to be a front runner for the Republican nomination and Biden was running in the Democratic primary, he mocked the New York mayor’s frequent invocation of his handling of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He was tasked with the difficult job of … There’s nothing else!” Biden said in a debate that year. UPDATE, 7:10 a.m. PT Saturday: Joe Biden, at another fundraiser on Friday, said that President Donald Trump had “indicted himself,” telling a crowd of about 160 people that Trump “acknowledged that he asked three different countries to dig up ‘dirt’, any information that can get.”. 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