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  • Digital sales give 'Destiny' a boost: Activision CEO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    The option to download 'Destiny' rather than buy the physical game likely helped drive record sales, says Activision's CEO.

  • Apple Pay a huge advantage: Disney CFO Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

    Disney's CFO says Apple Pay makes life easier for its guests and employees, and also addresses the company's acquisition of Maker.

  • Sept 8- Media company Studio 8, run by former Warner Bros executive Jeff Robinov, entered into a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday and said it planned to raise $1 billion in financing. Sony will also become an investor in Studio 8, which was founded in partnership with China- based investment group Fosun Group.

  • Ken Burns revisits 'The Roosevelts'     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Documentarian Ken Burns, discusses his latest film "The Roosevelts," where he takes an intimate look at Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most important families in American history.

  • Ken Burns needs to talk to Bill Gates     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Documentarian Ken Burns discusses Bill Gates' history initiative and efforts to make history dynamic and exciting for kids. Burns says Gates wants to permanently inspire people to be interested in history and he has the secret sauce to do so.

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- The artistic legacy of Hayao Miyazaki, the reclusive and bearded Academy Award-winning director and animator sometimes called Japan's Walt Disney, has never been more certain. A dozen years later, he masterminded what remains today as Japan's highest grossing film, the Academy Award-winning "Spirited Away".

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Sept 7- "Guardians of the Galaxy," already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million in weekend sales to lead all films after more than a month in theaters. "If I Stay" was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.

  • 'Guardians' tops box office for fourth weekend Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Despite the continued success of "Guardians," the weekend box office marked the slowest of the year with the total for all films released projected at $65 million, down 23 percent from a year ago, according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Sept 7- "Guardians of the Galaxy," already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million to lead all films after a month in theaters. "If I Stay" was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.

  • DreamWorks Studios names Turner executive CEO Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    Sept 4- DreamWorks Studios, the movie production company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, named Michael Wright as chief executive. Wright is currently president and head of programming at Time Warner Inc's TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies television networks. DreamWorks Studios is known for movies such as "Lincoln", "The Hundred-Foot Journey" and "Need For Speed".

  • Disney to release new 'Frozen' material Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    The mini-sequel to Disney's smash hit will include new original music.

  • Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Netflix has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.

  • Why comic Jim Jefferies prefers Netflix over TV Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Comedian Jim Jefferies performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 31, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    When shopping his comedy special, comic Jim Jefferies chose Netflix over broadcast and cable television. And he's not the only one.

  • Sluggish summer at the box office     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    David Poland, Movie City News, provides his take on this summer's winners and losers and why movie studios are watching international sales.

  • Netflix hits all-time high ahead of Emmy Awards Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    The Netflix Inc. website displays the 'Orange is the New Black' series.

    Netflix hit an all-time high of $485.30 earlier on Monday, before easing to close at $480.93, up 0.4 percent on the day.

  • The 5 best Wall Street movie villains Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 Oliver Stone film, "Wall Street."

    Here are the five best Wall Street movie villains of all time—and what they'd say about Yellen and the Fed if they were at Jackson Hole this week.

  • YouTube: Then, now, and what's next Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    When Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, people wondered how it would make money. Not anymore.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

  • Piracy problem for 'The Expendables 3'     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    "The Expendables 3" opens today. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports after it was leaked online 3 weeks ago the movie has already been illegally downloaded 5 million times.

Entertainment

Television

  • Actor Rob Lowe, discusses his partnership with Miramax chairman Tom Barrack.

  • NEW YORK— CBS Corp. said Monday that it signed a long-term deal to continue broadcasting its programs on 12 television stations owned by Media General. "We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country," said Ray Hopkins, president of CBS Corp.' s television distribution division, in a statement.

  • NEW YORK— Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Sparks is executive producer of the TV movie " Deliverance Creek," premiering Saturday on Lifetime. "Deliverance Creek," starring Lauren Ambrose, is a departure for Sparks because it isn't a romance and isn't set in North Carolina.