July 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company's write-down of film inventory on "Turbo". DreamWorks took an impairment charge of $13.5 million, or 12 cents per share, on "Turbo" in the fourth quarter due to the poor performance of the movie, about a garden snail that races in NASCAR.» Read More
ROME— A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome- based Cinecitta Studios— still in operation— were known as " Hollywood on the Tiber."
Shares in film making company Europacorp, in which he holds a 44 percent stake or some 12.94 million shares, climbed 7.5 percent to 4.15 euros each, valuing his holding at 53.7 million euros, up by 3.75 million from Friday's stock market close.
LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Batman has starred in more movies than any other DC Comics character, sold more than 10 million comic books last year and earned $11 billion in merchandise.
Nerdom has become big business in the years since legions of costumed fans first descended on San Diego.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the excitement over "Guardians of the Galaxy" from Comic-Con.
HONG KONG— Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market. Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a "significant number" of the theaters will open before the end of 2015..
When Netflix reports its second quarter results after the market's close Monday the focus will be on how high subscriber numbers will reach.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 20- Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend.
SAVANNAH, Ga.— Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever."
In "Sex Tape," Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel accidentally blast their sex tape out via the cloud. Is that even possible?
Murdoch's stunning $80 billion offer for Time Warner may have been rejected, but more media consolidation is likely, ex-Time Warner chief Levin tells CNBC.
Producers said Tuesday that the show will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Aug. 17, after playing 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film by Sylvester Stallone, the musical features a score by "Ragtime" veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "Hairspray."
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 13- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3 D "Apes" movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from Rentrak.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak, discuss if the release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will help the suffering summer box office.
When Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens in theaters this weekend, even rival studios across Hollywood are hoping it'll be a hit.
Verizon argues Netflix's mismanagement of its video streaming traffic has led to slower speeds for users. CNBC's Kayla Tausche, and Re/code's Kara Swisher, provides perspective.
The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.
Netflix earns 31 2014 Emmy nominations, including 13 for "House of Cards" and 12 for "Orange is the New Black."
Discussing the movie theater business, with David Brain, EPR Properties president, trustee and CEO.
Lower costs, less competition and diverse ingredients are prompting chefs like Daniel Kayser to leave NYC. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Thomas Tull, Legendary Entertainment CEO, about the state of the movie industry and his plan for growth at home and in China. Tull said the focus is on making great content across the board.
'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards' show that Netflix is ready to be a player in TV. Fiscal Times reports.