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  • Big Brands Break Box Office Records Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    This weekend's boffo box office sends Hollywood a message about what strategy to take and gives moviegoers a hint about what kind of films they can expect at their local multiplex.

  • Facing Recession And Carl Icahn: Lionsgate Cuts Jobs Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Being an independent studio rather than part of a media conglomerate, isn't helping Lionsgate avoid pink slips. The movie studio announced Friday that it's cutting 45 jobs.

  • Icahn Roars On Lionsgate Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Carl Icahn is very nice and friendly until he's not," Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns said to me about the corporate raider's move on the movie studio.

  • Hollywood Tightens Its Belt Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Its obvious the studios are telling their execs to pull back on expense account spending. Just look at the crowds — or rather the lack thereof — at some of LA's most popular restaurants.

  • Can Movies Signal The Dow? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 6:57 PM ET

    People come up with all kinds of formulas to determine which way the stock market will go. Craig Forgrave says he's hit a winning formula by examining which movies do well at the box office.

  • America Has Gone To The Movies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Despite the pullback in consumer spending and the ever-declining stock market, Americans continue to shell out big bucks at the box office.

  • A Chilly Market At Sundance? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Sundance Film Festival

    This week the 25th annual Sundance film festival kicks off in Park City, Utah. But thanks to the economic downturn and the fact that last year's pricey Sundance purchases bombed at the box office, this year is going to be looking a bit chilly.

  • Lions Gate Snaps Up TV Guide Network Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Lions Gate Entertainment is the unexpected buyer of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com for $255 million from Macrovision Solutions. Just last month Macrovision announced it struck a deal to sell the divisions to media entrepreneur Allen Shapiro and a division of JP Morgan Chase for as much as $300 million.

  • Lightning Round OT: Lions Gate, Crane and More Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 7:37 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • YouTube Posting Full Length MGM Films, TV Shows Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    YouTube has been working to define itself not just as a destination for home videos, but also the go-to site for professionally-created TV shows and movies.

  • Lions Gate Vice Chair Forced to Sell Shares Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Carl Icahn's recent increased investment in Lions Gate shares isn't the only news resulting from the company's low stock price. On October 10 the stock dipped below $6, triggering a margin call by Merrill Lynch for Vice Chairman Michael Burns, selling 672,000 shares of his stock, 49 percent of his stake in the company, recorded in a Form 4 filed on October 14.

  • Tyler Perry: His Money Machine Is At It Again Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    In the entertainment industry it's almost impossible to consistently churn out profitable hits. But Tyler Perry, a writer/producer/director/actor has done it, and this weekend he's on track to continue his wining streak.

  • Web Extra: Talk About Obsolete Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    In Tuesday’s Web Extra the traders talk about trading obsolescence. Find out how they suggest playing newspapers and DVDs.

  • ComiCon Draws Hollywood Crowd Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    With comic-book based movies dominating multiplexes and breaking box office records, it's no surprise that Hollywood is sending its top executives and biggest stars down to ComiCon the Comic Book convention in San Diego.

  • Pops & Drops: Quicksliver, TiVo... Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Quicksilver and Jabil Circuit popped while TiVo and Marriott dropped.

  • Cable TV "Thinks Big" And Has Ratings To Prove It Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    Cable TV

    The theme of this year's National Cable and Telecommunications show is "Think Big." Even though this year's show in New Orleans is smaller than previous years, the theme makes sense. Cable ratings are bigger than ever, as are ad dollars, and distribution is broader than ever.

  • At left is an image of the press kit we received from Disneyland promoting the new Disney Pixar Toy Story Mania! attraction opening next month. We opened the box...and all we got were Mr. Potato Head's ears. Was he done in by the mob?

  • The Oscars: The Rewards Of Awards Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
    A scene from "Atonement"  featuring Keira Knightley, left, and James McAvoy.

    Hollywood is coming off a strong year at the box office, but the 80th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb 24 will make for a merciful-- if triumphant --  end to a dreadful awards season.  As for that storied  Oscar box office bump,  a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.For years, there's been talk of an Oscars box office boost, but it's generally hard to quantify and a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.For years, there's been talk of an Oscars box office boost, but it's generally hard to quantify and a lot depends on the individual circumstances of the films.

  • Toshiba Quits HD DVD, Surrenders in Format War Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Japan's Toshiba waved the white flag in the home movie war, giving up on its HD DVD format after losing the support of key studios and retailers to  Blu-ray technology backed by Sony.

  • Michael Bloomberg: Is He Hollywood's Man For White House? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    As we lead up to Super Tuesday I've been reporting on the intersection of Hollywood and politics. Hollywood plays a key role raising awareness about issues, and candidates. (Though I wouldn't say that a Hollywood endorsement is necessarily a good thing).