Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.» Read More
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.
In "Sex Tape," Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel accidentally blast their sex tape out via the cloud. Is that even possible?
Murdoch's stunning $80 billion offer for Time Warner may have been rejected, but more media consolidation is likely, ex-Time Warner chief Levin tells CNBC.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 13- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3 D "Apes" movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from Rentrak.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak, discuss if the release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will help the suffering summer box office.
When Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens in theaters this weekend, even rival studios across Hollywood are hoping it'll be a hit.
"The Lion King" earns $6.2 billion and is now the most successful work in any media of all time.
The Suitsy connects the shirt to the pants to the jacket—a professional onesie fit to wear to work.
Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma's hero is a fictional character, with a background not much different from his own.
Sept 22- Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14. Sony is trying to expand its entertainment network services to compete against players like Amazon.com Inc..
CNBC's Julia Boorstin MGM has acquired a 55 percent stake in two Mark Burnett firms.
Anchorage TV reporter Charlo Green commits career suicide, live on the air, for a higher calling—pot.