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  • Why Hollywood needs to start leaning to the right Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:56 PM ET
    Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper"

    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 "...

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media.

    The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV deals will be approved, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK— Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The package is cheap compared with cable and satellite packages that typically cost $50 to $100 per month. Sling TV's base package costs $20 a month and comes with 11 channels from Disney,...