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  • China's investing in manufacturing in...America? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Miao Wang, filmmaker

    In an ironic twist, Chinese companies are now investing in US manufacturing, says Miao Wang, director of the documentary "Made by China in America."

  • Like Shark Tank... but with pot     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull of "The Marijuana Show," are in search of the next big business idea that will take the marijuana industry by storm.

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1" is off to a massive start with the most advance ticket sales of any film this year.

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie. Loss-making Sony has been under pressure to show its entertainment business can be a stronger contributor to growth after rejecting last year a proposal...

  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' tops box office with $38.1M Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" slid to third in its second week with an estimated $29.2 million. The film continues to blast off overseas, where it took in $106 million over the weekend, with sales particularly boosted by a strong opening in China. "This was a gamble," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Live in 'The Godfather' mansion for $2.8 million Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    From left, Salvatore Corsitto as Bonasera, James Caan as Santino “Sonny” Corleone and Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in the film “The Godfather.”

    The Staten Island house that hosted scenes of Don Corleone's family life in the movie "The Godfather" is on the market.

  • Toy brands & the future of content     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports why DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro would want to merge; and Morgan Brennan reports what the deal could mean for Hasbro and toy stocks.

  • Amazon & Hachette strike deal     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Amazon and Hachette have reportedly reached an e-book and print agreement. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • 3 Reasons why Hasbro-DreamWorks makes no sense     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    I don't see this deal being of good value for Hasbro and its shareholders, says Eric Handler of MKM Partners, explaining why he has significant reservations about Hasbro's interest in acquiring DreamWorks Animation.

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal: Analyst Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg poses with the character Shrek for photographers during a media event before the evening's premier of "Shrek the Third," June 7, 2007, in Paris.

    Hasbro's relationship with Disney could complicate the toymaker's potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation, said Piper Jaffray analyst Steph Wissink.

  • Dream deal? Hasbro's play for DreamWorks     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin provides the latest on Hasbro's interest in acquiring DreamWorks Animation, and discusses the ultimate value of the animation studio.

  • Social media ineptness helped fund 'Still Waters' Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    First-time director Chris Lowell says he and co-writer Mohit Narang were so "inept" when it came to social media they needed help just setting up Facebook accounts and figuring out how to Tweet. The filmmakers raised $207,061 in crowd-funding, more than three times the $63,021 they set out to obtain, making it the 13th most successful Kickstarter campaign ever.

  • Dream team in the works?     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Steph Wissink, Piper Jaffray senior analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss whether synergies between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation make sense for a merger.

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • 'Frozen' actress paid $926 for role in hit film Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Spencer Lacey Ganus

    Spencer Lacey Ganus voiced teenage Elsa in the Disney film "Frozen" and was paid just $926.20.

  • India top court lifts ban on female makeup artists Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— India's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the lifting of a ban on women working as makeup artists in the movie industry, ending a decades-long discriminatory practice. The court order came on a petition by makeup artist Charu Khurana, whose case was supported by the National Commission for Women, a state organization that protects women's rights.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 9- "Big Hero 6," Walt Disney Co's animated superhero film featuring a flying robot, clocked $56.2 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, topping director Christopher Nolan's space adventure, "Interstellar." If the final figures hold up, it would be only the fourth time in history that two new films had hit the...

  • Robots, spaceships break $100MM at US box office Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A visitor walks past a poster of Disney Media Distribution during the annual MIPCOM television program market in Cannes, France, October 13, 2014.

    Disney's "Big Hero 6" and Warner Bros. space saga "Interstellar" vaulted into the top US box office spots, earning at least $50 million each.

  • Coming next to the stage... 'The Hunger Games' Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    "Catching Fire"

    "The Hunger Games" will launch on stage in summer 2016 in a production led by Imagine Nation's Robin de Levita, Lionsgate said.

Entertainment

Television

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • Nov 21- A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • The newest television technology is supposed to offer a picture with 4x the resolution of 1080p. But is it worth the additional cost? CNBC.com reports.