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The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.
Financial firms continue to take flack for what many see as the outsized compensation they pay, but an early look at CEO pay for 2011 shows the biggest paychecks were doled out to the top executives at entertainment firms.
Rovio has turned its one hit wonder into a money making machine. Its newest game - Angry Birds Space went on sale at midnight and almost immediately became the top selling and top grossing app on the iPhone and iPad, not just in the US, but also in China and Japan.
Rocker Gene Simmons and two partners are opening a family restaurant and pub called Rock & Brews in a Los Angeles suburb next month, and they are planning others.
After a long hiatus, “Mad Men’s” fifth season premieres Sunday, with plot details under tighter security than a Facebook IPO. The hit show is part of Lions Gate's diversified strategy, including "repeatable" movie franchises, its CEO told CNBC Wednesday.
March Madness can be the bane of an employer's existence as employees research their brackets and sneak scores at work in between spreadsheets. But if you're a boss, think twice before you go making a big crackdown: The madness could actually be good for productivity!
Tired of crying about the economic crisis and recession? Yeah, Dan Abrams, Josh Zepps and Jeff Michalski thought so. So they're trying to raise money on Kickstarter for "False Profit," a mockumentary on who's to blame for the economic crisis.
Despite controversy over its environmental message, Universal's "The Lorax" is set to have a huge opening this weekend, when it's released in 3,729 theaters. Not only will it dominate the box office this weekend, but it could very well be the biggest movie this year.
Once again, there is a massive disconnect between what's successful at the box office — i.e. appealing to mainstream America — and what wins awards. 'The Artist' has one of the lowest box office tallies for any film to win 'Best Picture' — just $32 million. And 'Hugo,' has grossed less than $70 million in the U.S., though it reportedly cost more than $150 million to make.
Gold prices are up, but that’s not the only thing that makes Sunday’s Oscar wins more valuable than those in years past. Here’s why this year’s Academy Awards could be worth more than ever.
CNBC.com presents a list of current race car drivers and the cars they drive when they’re off duty and in no hurry to get anywhere at any particular time.
What's the biggest trend at this year’s American International Toy Fair? Toys that are either based on apps, or can be used with tablets and smartphones.
Which movies have seen the biggest boost from Oscar? We looked at box-office sales for best picture winners, comparing revenues before and after their win since 1982. Data courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.
DreamWorks Animation and two state-owned Chinese media groups are due to unveil a new joint venture when Xi Jinping, China’s vice-president and heir-apparent, travels to Hollywood to endorse greater co-operation between the U.S. and Chinese media industries on Friday. The FT reports.
Toymakers are looking to new products to excite shoppers and get them to buy, and that’s what Toy Fair is all about. Check out some of the coolest toys from Toy Fair 2012.
Before they began having sex on screen, the people in the adult entertainment industry were often working in other fields or studying to be a part of them.
In an age of celebrity and fame, Hollywood might seem like a great place to make money fast, but while the payoffs in major film production can be massive, so can the losses.
In the wake of the Department of Justice taking down file sharing site Megaupload.com, file sharing sites FileSonic and Uploaded.to have pulled back on their services. But Hollywood’s piracy headaches have just begun, and not just because SOPA and PIPA bills have been delayed indefinitely.
Everybody has a first job — and it rarely has anything to do with how you end up making a living. That's especially true of the adult entertainment industry's biggest names.
Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock, the New York Times reports.