• *Q4 loss $3.08/ shr vs est $3.01. *Revenue $234.2 mln vs est $246.2 mln. Feb 24- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said it expected revenue in its feature film business to decline in the mid-teen percent range as it had only one theatrical release planned for 2015..

  • Feb 24- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc reported a fourth-quarter loss, compared with a profit a year earlier, as it took charges related to restructuring and the weaker-than-expected performance of "The Penguins of Madagascar." The company took impairment charges of $57.1 million, or a loss of about 63 cents per share, related to the performance...

  • New chief named at Sony Pictures unit  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Tom Rothman will replace Amy Pascal at Sony Pictures, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Disney animators win Oscar 2 years in a row Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar. Neither film is connected to the company's Pixar unit, which Disney bought in 2006 for $7.4 billion in stock. The win shows that Disney has "deepened its bench" with the Marvel deal and 2012 acquisition of Star Wars owner Lucasfilm, said Seth Shapiro, a professor at the University...

  • Inside the cost of Oscar-style glam  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Actress Julianne Moore, winner for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice' poses in the press room during the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

    How much would it cost to get the same look as the top best dressed at the Oscars this year? CNBC's Landon Dowdy breaks down the numbers.

  • Oscar's big night  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    Bonnie Fuller, HollywoodLife.com, shares her thoughts on last night's big winners and losers, and Joan River's big snub. There's always someone they forget to include each year, says Fuller.

  • And the Oscar goes to...  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    Brent Lang, Variety senior film editor, shares his thoughts on last night's big winners on Hollywood's big night.

  • Hooray for Hollywood  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on which studios came out on top at Sunday night's Oscars.

  • 'Birdman' leap makes Fox Searchlight shine at Oscars Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Fox Searchlight, the arthouse film division of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday with eight awards including the coveted best picture prize for its absurd comedy-drama "Birdman." The studio also scored with offbeat winner " The Grand Budapest Hotel," which took home four trophies in technical categories.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture. Eddie Redmayne won best actor with his painstaking portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," robbing "Birdman" lead and former...

  • 'Birdman' wins big at Oscars 2015  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:23 AM ET

    The dark comedy "Birdman" clinched four Oscars on Monday, including best director and best picture. NBC's Jinah Kim reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Julianne Moore won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a university professor with Alzheimer's disease in "Still Alice". The 54- year-old actress was favored to win this year's prize after picking up Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards earlier this year. The film was adapted from the novel "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova and...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Eddie Redmayne won his first Oscar on Sunday for his break-out role as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie "The Theory of Everything." The British actor, 33, took home the Academy Award for best actor for playing Hawking and the disabling complications of a motor neuron disease, known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, over the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for "Birdman," his darkly satirical take on show business. This was the first Academy Award for Inarritu, 51, whose film stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up, former superhero actor trying to make an improbable comeback with his own Broadway play.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Two veteran actors walked away with their first Oscars for supporting roles at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, while Poland won its first award in 10 nominations for best foreign-language film. J.K. Simmons, a long-time character actor in Hollywood, won the best supporting actor Oscar as a monstrous music teacher in the independent film "...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Shimmering beads and jewels in pale hues and dresses in bold tones brightened an unusually dreary rainy afternoon in Hollywood on Sunday as the film industry's stars hit the glamorous Oscars red carpet. Actresses Julianne Moore in shimmering Chanel, Felicity Jones and Emma Stone donned dresses with sparkle and shine as they arrived for the...

  • Rain stopped in time for the most famous of red carpets, where Hollywood's A-list celebrities and nominees arrived bedecked in black tie and glamorous gowns for a night steeped in Hollywood lore. Among the first was Patricia Arquette, favorite to win best supporting actress for her role as a struggling single mother in "Boyhood," a film made by Richard Linklater...

  • The film, which stars James Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the libidinous couple, again outpaced the No. 2 release, "Kingsman: The Secret Service", which took in $17.5 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. "Fifty Shades", a bona-fide box office bonanza, has already racked up $410 million in global sales in less than two weeks, according to...

  • The film, which stars James Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the libidinous couple, again outpaced the No. 2 release, "Kingsman: The Secret Service", which took in $17.5 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures released "Fifty Shades of Grey". "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was released by 20th Century Fox, the unit...

  • Bostonian's plea: Netflix, please help us! Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET
    House of Cards new season now available on Netflix.

    Winter-weary Bostonian Kate Gonzo had a desperate plea for Netflix: please release "House of Cards" early!