Jan 29- Viacom Inc, owner of movie studio Paramount Pictures Corp and cable network Nickelodeon, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as weak U.S. advertising spending more than offset the box-office success of "Interstellar". Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar had forecast a 0.2 percent drop in advertising across cable networks in the...» Read More
"American Sniper" could make $300 million in its first month, making it the all-time highest-grossing movie in the history of Eastwood's career as a director.
"American Sniper" could make $300 million in its first month, making it Clint Eastwood's biggest haul as a director. Here's how his others fared.
Here's the message 'American Sniper' is sending to Hollywood, says Carol Roth.
The film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper as a Navy Seal sharpshooter, has now taken in more than $200 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters since opening wide on Jan. 16. But audiences continued to flock to see Eastwood's big hit, "American Sniper," which Warner Bros, the Time Warner Inc unit that released the film, has called a "...
The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million. "American Sniper" also earned an additional $17.6 million in 16 international territories, including Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. "We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak.
LAS VEGAS— Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult film industry following the announcement last month that two male performers tested positive...
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. DreamWorks, which held unsuccessful buyout talks twice last year, said it plans to produce two feature films per year, down from three, and close its Northern...
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...
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 Film Festival is testing technology from Blue Jeans Network designed to bring interactive conferences to your living room.
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.
Discussing Netflix's big earnings beat and scope of original content, with Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides insight to Netflix's fourth quarter earnings conference call.
Neil Doshi, CRT Capital Group, shares his reaction to Netflix's domestic and international earnings for fourth quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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 Studios announced plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming.
Colleen McCullough is likely Australia's best-known writer, but one Australian daily thought her weight was more important than her work.
Companies can now hedge against their celebrity endorser's scandals and mishaps.
Taylor Swift Inc. takes a new turn this week, and instead of hacking, she's now putting copyright on her favorite lyrics.
Randall Bacon gets paid to be the stunt double for Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson in commercials
Dish has technology that lets customers completely skip ads. For the Super Bowl, though, it's letting them skip the game.
HONG KONG, Jan 28- China's Hunan TV& Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd has agreed a deal with U.S. studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp that will see the two firms invest a combined $1.5 billion in film making, marking the latest inroad by a Chinese firm into Hollywood. Lions Gate, known for producing movies such as "The Hunger Games", and Hunan TV plan to invest the $1.5...