• Jan 22- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc will cut about 500 jobs, more than a fifth of its workforce, and produce one fewer movie a year as part of a major restructuring after a string of box-office misses. Most of this charge will be incurred in the quarter ended Dec. 31 and the remainder by 2016. DreamWorks, which had about 2,200 employees as of Dec. 31, 2013, expects to...

  • Dreamworks Animation to cut 500 jobs Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    Jan 22- DreamWorks Animation said it will cut 500 jobs and produce two feature films a year, instead of three, as part of a plan to restructure its core feature animation business. The Hollywood studio said it expects to incur a pre-tax charge of about $290 million, which would primarily be incurred in the quarter that ended on Dec. 31. DreamWork's Vice Chairman Lewis...

  • Sundance Festival starts playing with webcasting Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    BJN Primetime interface.

    Sundance Film Festival is testing technology from Blue Jeans Network designed to bring interactive conferences to your living room.

  • Trading Netflix: Pros & cons  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    The international side is really turning out to be the story with Netflix, explains Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital IQ. Edmund Lee, Re/code, discusses his caution on the stock.

  • Netflix breadth of content strong: Analyst  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Discussing Netflix's big earnings beat and scope of original content, with Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst.

  • International growth pumps up Netflix  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides insight to Netflix's fourth quarter earnings conference call.

  • Pro sits on Netflix sidelines  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    Neil Doshi, CRT Capital Group, shares his reaction to Netflix's domestic and international earnings for fourth quarter.

  • Netflix's boffo beat  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their reaction to Netflix's fourth quarter earnings. Netflix reported an adjusted profit of 72 cents per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.

  • 2015 perfect box office year: Pro  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the scale of "American Sniper's" success in the theaters. Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak, expects a massive year at the box office.

  • Amazon ready for its close up  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    Re/code's Edmund Lee, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America, discuss Amazon's plan to produce and acquire original movies for release in theaters and later on its "Prime" service.

  • Netflix's stake in content wars  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura Securities analyst, discusses what he'll be looking for when Netflix reports earnings after the bell and the growing competition in the streaming space.

  • Jan 19- Amazon.com Inc is making a high-stakes foray into the challenging realm of independent movies, the latest step in its attempt to move beyond simply distributing digital entertainment content to creating it. Amazon said on Monday it was aiming to produce close to 12 movies a year for theatrical release which would then be available on its Prime video...

  • Amazon branching out from TV to movie production Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    Amazon Studios announced plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming.

  • NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...

  • Amazon to produce, acquire original movies Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is getting into the movie business. Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios, said the company's goal is to produce 12 movies a year, with production beginning later this year. Amazon's entry into movies also comes on the heels of Sony Pictures' unprecedented digital distribution of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview," the first major studio...

  • Eastwood's 'Sniper' targets US box office record Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led N. American box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at the Time Warner Inc. unit Warner Bros., which distributed "American Sniper," said it had become "an instant cultural...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-setting $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which smashed the record for a January weekend, was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper. "American Sniper" was released by Warner Brothers, a...

  • 'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' in Oscar spotlight Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Michael Keaton poses with his award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his role in "Birdman" at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 11, 2015.

    "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," captured nine Academy Award nominations each, including best picture.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 15- Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper " The Grand Budapest Hotel," on Thursday captured nine Academy Award nominations each, including best picture, for a year recognized for its original feats in filmmaking. American Sniper, "an Iraq war film by director Clint Eastwood, also earned six nominations, notably best picture and a...



  • BOSTON— Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island, said in an obituary posted on its website. But the grassroots...

  • Jan 21- U.S. television network NBC will post all Super Bowl commercials that air on TV to a Tumblr page moments after they air on TV, providing another way for brands to reach viewers with ads that cost up to $4.5 million for 30 seconds. The page on social media site Tumblr is a way for those viewers to see all of the TV ads, NBC said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards"

    BTIG media and tech analyst Rich Greenfield told CNBC that Netflix has full control over its pricing power.