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  • 'Ganja-preneurs' find funds on TV show  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull of "The Marijuana Show," about some of the crazy ideas they heard for their new reality show which features pot entrepreneurs. Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary, weighs in.

  • China's investing in manufacturing in...America? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Miao Wang, filmmaker

    In an ironic twist, Chinese companies are now investing in US manufacturing, says Miao Wang, director of the documentary "Made by China in America."

  • Like Shark Tank... but with pot  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull of "The Marijuana Show," are in search of the next big business idea that will take the marijuana industry by storm.

  • Lionsgate's 'Hunger Games' blockbuster before open  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1" is off to a massive start with the most advance ticket sales of any film this year.

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie. Loss-making Sony has been under pressure to show its entertainment business can be a stronger contributor to growth after rejecting last year a proposal...

  • Live in 'The Godfather' mansion for $2.8 million Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    From left, Salvatore Corsitto as Bonasera, James Caan as Santino “Sonny” Corleone and Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in the film “The Godfather.”

    The Staten Island house that hosted scenes of Don Corleone's family life in the movie "The Godfather" is on the market.

  • Toy brands & the future of content  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports why DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro would want to merge; and Morgan Brennan reports what the deal could mean for Hasbro and toy stocks.

  • Amazon & Hachette strike deal  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Amazon and Hachette have reportedly reached an e-book and print agreement. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • 3 Reasons why Hasbro-DreamWorks makes no sense  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    I don't see this deal being of good value for Hasbro and its shareholders, says Eric Handler of MKM Partners, explaining why he has significant reservations about Hasbro's interest in acquiring DreamWorks Animation.

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal: Analyst Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg poses with the character Shrek for photographers during a media event before the evening's premier of "Shrek the Third," June 7, 2007, in Paris.

    Hasbro's relationship with Disney could complicate the toymaker's potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation, said Piper Jaffray analyst Steph Wissink.

  • Dream deal? Hasbro's play for DreamWorks  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin provides the latest on Hasbro's interest in acquiring DreamWorks Animation, and discusses the ultimate value of the animation studio.

  • Dream team in the works?  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Steph Wissink, Piper Jaffray senior analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss whether synergies between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation make sense for a merger.

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • 'Frozen' actress paid $926 for role in hit film Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Spencer Lacey Ganus

    Spencer Lacey Ganus voiced teenage Elsa in the Disney film "Frozen" and was paid just $926.20.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 9- "Big Hero 6," Walt Disney Co's animated superhero film featuring a flying robot, clocked $56.2 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, topping director Christopher Nolan's space adventure, "Interstellar." If the final figures hold up, it would be only the fourth time in history that two new films had hit the...

  • Robots, spaceships break $100MM at US box office Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A visitor walks past a poster of Disney Media Distribution during the annual MIPCOM television program market in Cannes, France, October 13, 2014.

    Disney's "Big Hero 6" and Warner Bros. space saga "Interstellar" vaulted into the top US box office spots, earning at least $50 million each.

  • Coming next to the stage... 'The Hunger Games' Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    "Catching Fire"

    "The Hunger Games" will launch on stage in summer 2016 in a production led by Imagine Nation's Robin de Levita, Lionsgate said.

  • Disney's bundle strategy  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss Disney CEO Bob Iger's approach to the bundle and delivering "over-the-top" content.

  • Nov 6- Walt Disney Co posted quarterly profit that fell in line with Wall Street expectations as the media and theme park giant rode the blockbuster performance of its movie box office hits "Maleficent" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Disney will experiment with online offerings, Iger said, including ESPN's planned streaming service of some NBA games.

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  • 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...