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  • 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...

  • Obama wrong to rip Sony without the facts: Diller Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Barry Diller speaks during the CNBC Next 25 Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Media mogul Barry Diller tells CNBC that Sony deserves sympathy for the hacking attack and for President Barack Obama criticism.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 15- Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper " The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the Academy Award nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, including best picture, in the quest for Hollywood's top film prize. British World War Two biopic "The Imitation Game" garnered eight nominations, including best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch,...

  • 'Avatar' sequel delayed until late 2017 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    James Cameron speaks to media during the screen advisory board inaugural meeting at Park Road Post Production offices on January 14, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.

    The first new "Avatar" sequel has been delayed a year and will be released in 2017.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— Director James Cameron said Wednesday that writing three "Avatar" sequels is such a complex job he's delaying the first new film a year and it will now be released in late 2017.. Cameron plans to film the highly-anticipated sequels at one time and then release the three films over consecutive years. "There's a layer of complexity in getting...

  • Great Scott! Movie-inspired inventions come alive Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:29 AM ET

    From James Bond’s gadgets to the self-driving cars in “Total Recall,” CNBC looks at how the movie industry has influenced tech.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13- Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. Filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Guillermo del Toro have...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 13- Director Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. Filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Guillermo del Toro have all...

  • Amazon's 'real deal' content play  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners, weighs in on Amazon's Golden Globes victory and the Internet giant's move to sign Woody Allen to make his first ever TV series.

  • Convergence of streaming & network TV  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses last night's Golden Globes and Amazon's big investment streaming TV.

  • Amazon's big win at Golden Globes  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin spoke to Jeff Bezos about Amazon winning its first Golden Globe and the rise of streaming television.

  • Glitz, glam and the Golden Globes  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Bonnie Fuller, HollywoodLife.com, takes a look at the winners and losers at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

  • BEIJING, Jan 12- China's biggest movie theatre operator Wanda Cinema Line Corp is seeking to raise 1.26 billion yuan through an initial public offering, scaling back its original listing plan, people with knowledge of the matter said. The chain controlled by Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co. Chairman Wang Jianlin, one of China's richest men, had planned to...

  • 'Boyhood' wins big as stars honor Paris victims  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:50 AM ET

    NBC's Jinah Kim reports on the winners and losers at the Golden Globes, where coming-of-age film Boyhood took the awards' top honor and stars paid tribute to the victims of the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.

  • 'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest' take top Golden Globes Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 11:52 PM ET
    George Clooney, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills.

    Coming of age tale "Boyhood" won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama, while the quirky period caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was won best comedy.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million ticket sales. "Selma" stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for black voters' rights.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 8- Sony Pictures Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton said on Thursday the costs from the devastating cyberattack on the Hollywood studio will be completely covered by insurance and will not lead to further cost-cutting. The attack targeting the entertainment arm of Sony Corp. is nevertheless believed to be the most destructive...

  • FCC Chair agrees with Obama  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    FCC Chairman Wheeler now says he agrees with President Obama to re-regulate the Internet as a public utility, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 6- Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai on Tuesday said he does not expect the November cyber attack on the company's film studio to have a significant financial impact, two weeks after the studio rolled out the movie at the heart of the attack. Sony's network was crippled by hackers as the company prepared to release "The Interview," a comedy about a...

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  • 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,...

  • 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.