• Cleveland Cinemas: Wear USA colors, get free popcorn  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Cleveland Cinemas is one of the theaters that will show Sony's "The Interview." JRF Management director of marketing, discusses the security preparation that is going into preparing to show the film in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

  • Waiting on Sony's VOD strategy  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    With Sony Pictures deciding to release its film "The Interview," The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses Sony's release options and the vulnerability of U.S. financial institutions.

  • Sony to show 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony has changed its mind and will show the "The Interview" on screens where theater operators want to show it.

  • Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. Although analysts don't believe the decision will have any effect on Sony's image, it will at least give the movie-going public a chance to vote with their wallets and send North Korea a...

  • He said Sony also is continuing its efforts to release the film on more platforms and in more theaters. For Sony, the decision was the culmination of a gradual about-face: After initially saying it had no plans to release the movie, the company began softening its position after it was broadly criticized. Sony officials aren't commenting on whether the film will...

  • Rep. Sherman: Bring 'The Interview' to Washington  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    After Sony pulled the release of "The Interview," Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-Calif.), explains why he wants Sony to screen the film on Capitol Hill.

  • Hollywood looks to 2015 for box office boost  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin, and Brent Lang, Variety senior reporter, discuss the pullback at the box office this year and provide an outlook on the movie industry in 2015.

  • As dust clears, what's next for Sony? Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Sony went on the offensive after President Barack Obama said Friday that the studio made a mistake by canceling "The Interview," and said that he wished the...

  • Here's why Hollywood's looking to 2015 Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    North American box office receipts totaled about $10.5 billion in 2014, a 4 percent decline from a year earlier. The New York Times reports.

  • Hollywood: I'd like to thank the Hobbits Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    An image from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

    It hasn’t been a great month for Sony Pictures, but December is turning out to be another solid month for Hollywood.

  • How to stop hackers once they're in: CyberArk CEO Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, December 11, 2014.

    Companies do too little to protect sensitive information once a breach occurs, a cybersecurity company CEO says.

  • North Koreans deny involvement in Sony hack  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    President Obama said the U.S. will respond proportionally to North Korea regarding the hack on Sony. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the North Koreans are denying any involvement in the hack attack.

  • Sony hack smells like vandalism: Expert  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Udi Mokady, CyberArk President & CEO, discusses the vulnerability of U.S. corporations to cyberattacks, and warning signs companies can pay attention to in order to prevent a hack.

  • What happens with 'The Interview' now?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Discussing what could happen with the digital distribution for Sony's "The Interview" movie now after the hack, with David Bank, RBC media analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Media analyst: CBS wins content 2015  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Looking ahead to 2015 for the best and worst positioned media players, with David Bank, RBC media analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Will old media embrace cord cutting in 2015?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin shares her predictions for the media industry in the New Year, including old media embracing more cord cutting.

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema— of its own particular styling. In the six decades since North Korea began to cultivate its own film industry, a South Korean director and his movie star wife have been...

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    HONOLULU— President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company. North Korea has reacted angrily to Obama's comments blaming it for the hacking of Sony, warning of...

  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. Sony said it had had no choice but to cancel distribution of the movie since...

  • But while Obama got laughs in Washington, Oscar winners George Clooney and Sean Penn launched broadsides against Sony and Hollywood studios' response to the hack. Sony has said it could not release the film on its set date of Dec. 25 after cinemas said they would not show it because of fears of unspecified threats from hackers. Clooney, whose past two films for which...



  • The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • A look at the massive hack attack at Sony and the nastiness it revealed, with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta. It becomes a real business changer for a lot of people in Hollywood, says Auletta.

  • Netflix Inc's second season of women's prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" landed a nod, alongside HBO's new tech satire " Silicon Valley"; Hispanic comedy "Jane the Virgin" from The CW, jointly owned by CBS and Warner Bros, and the only broadcast network show in the race; and Amazon Instant Video's transgender show, "Transparent. "The field of television is going...