BEIJING— China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it's cracking down on them. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to replace popular dating, reality and game shows, it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line.» Read More
Aug 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly revenue and profit that exceeded analysts' expectations, helped by the box-office success of films such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past".
Aug 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported a 16.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the box office success of films such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and growth in its cable network business.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin breaks down Disney's earnings and speaks to Disney CEO Bob Iger about the company's record earnings beat driven by its movie and theme park success.
Aug 6- Viacom Inc, the owner of cable networks MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount Pictures, posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it released fewer movies in the second quarter.
The "Squawk Alley" team, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, discuss Disney's acquisition of Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar, and the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
July 31- Outerwall Inc's quarterly profit fell by more than half as fewer movie DVD releases led to lower revenue for its Redbox video rental kiosk business.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan of "Street Signs" jokingly attributes his acting skills to Marlon Brando. SyFy's "Sharknado 2" will air tonight at 9/8c.
"Sharknado 2" screenwriter Thunder Levin, discusses the genesis of Sharknado, the success of the franchise and the challenges of filming in New York City.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One," the sequel to the swirling cult favorite, takes the SyFy channel by storm Wednesday night.
Social media is directly responsible for the success of the "Sharknado" franchise, says Ian Ziering, "Sharknado 2" actor, discussing the movie's smashing success on the eve of its Wednesday night premiere on the Syfy Network.
July 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company's write-down of film inventory on "Turbo". DreamWorks took an impairment charge of $13.5 million, or 12 cents per share, on "Turbo" in the fourth quarter due to the poor performance of the movie, about a garden snail that races in NASCAR.
July 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc quarterly revenue almost halved as "How to Train Your Dragon 2" failed to fly as high as the first movie in the series. After a run of three weak movies, DreamWorks had pinned its hopes on "How to Train Your Dragon 2". The movie contributed 3.7 percent to the total feature film revenue of $69.7 million in DreamWorks' second quarter.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Thomas Tull, Legendary Entertainment CEO, about the state of the movie industry and his plan for growth at home and in China. Tull said the focus is on making great content across the board.
The successes of 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards' show that Netflix is ready to be a player in TV. Fiscal Times reports.
Shares in film making company Europacorp, in which he holds a 44 percent stake or some 12.94 million shares, climbed 7.5 percent to 4.15 euros each, valuing his holding at 53.7 million euros, up by 3.75 million from Friday's stock market close.
Batman has starred in more movies than any other DC Comics character, sold more than 10 million comic books last year and earned $11 billion in merchandise.
Nerdom has become big business in the years since legions of costumed fans first descended on San Diego.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the excitement over "Guardians of the Galaxy" from Comic-Con.
When Netflix reports its second quarter results after the market's close Monday the focus will be on how high subscriber numbers will reach.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 20- Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend.
California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state in an effort to bring production back to the state.
Amazon launching its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.
Actor Dulé Hill discusses his social gaming app Nomino, which allows users to challenge their followers to solve riddles associated with a photo or video.
That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. I used some recent trips to finish Showtime's "Dexter" and start CBS' "The Good Wife." In between, I breezed through Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" and the second season of " House of Cards.
This is why a breakthrough TV product from Apple has not emerged, according to Walter Isaacson, "Steve Jobs" biographer.
Discussing Amazon's "unusual" acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch, with Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets managing director.