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  • Lights, Camera, No Action Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Entertainment stocks are finally feeling the heat from Wall Street as the writer’s strike drags on with no end in sight. Which media companies are best prepared to weather the storm as they stare at a long, cold winter with no new material?

  • 'Golden Compass' Disappointing But Still Top Film Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    "The Golden Compass," a $180 million family fantasy starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, did not meet expectations at the North American box office, opening at No. 1 but with weekend ticket sales of just $26.1 million, its distributor said Sunday.

  • Stocks Close Flat Despite Big Drop in Oil Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed little-changed despite of a sharp drop in oil prices that boosted shares of big manufacturers such as Boeing.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire is shaking up the management structure, and putting son James Murdoch in a bigger job that sets him up to succeed his dad. Here's the news: 34-year old James Murdoch was appointed head of Europe and Asia, and replacing his dad as chairman of BSkyB, where until now he was CEO. So, yeah, James is really young, but his experience sets him up for this job quite well.

  • Macrovision

    Macrovision said on Friday it would buy Gemstar-TV Guide for $2.8 billion in cash and stock, but investors were skeptical of its bet to deliver entertainment across consumer devices, sending shares of both companies sharply lower.

  • Murdoch's Son to Lead News Corp Asia, Europe Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 6:29 AM ET
    James Murdoch.jpg

    Rupert Murdoch's younger son James is to return to News Corp. to head its Asian and European operations in a move that appears to make him heir apparent to the global media empire.

  • Dow Jones CEO Zannino to Leave Company Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:22 PM ET

    Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, said Thursday that Chief Executive Richard Zannino will leave the company once its acquisition by News Corp is completed.

  • WGA Strike: Math Not "Adding Up" As Shows Disappear Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 12:45 PM ET
    Writers Guild of America

    Now that the press blackout has been lifted on the Writers Guild strike talks, we're getting some insight into the ongoing haggling over offers and counteroffers. Last night the WGA released analysis of the producers association, the AMPTP's deal, saying that it would cost the companies $151 million over three years, and some studios would pay very little--MGM would pay only an additional $320,000 per year to writers.

  • BCS Bowl Games: The Financial Winners Are In Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:47 AM ET

    It was a crazy weekend in college football. We know that No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia went down and out of all the teams that will travel to their bowl games, LSU has Les Miles than anyone else (OK, it would have been better if his name was Fewer Miles.) So who were the financial winners? Here's the best list I could compile.

  • Fantasy 'Enchanted' Leads Ailing Box Office Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 1:43 PM ET

    The Walt Disney family fantasy "Enchanted" enjoyed another fairy-tale weekend at the North American box office Sunday, but overall sales succumbed to the traditional post-Thanksgiving blues.

  • Writers And Producers Can't Seem To Get On Same Page Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET
    Writers' Strike

    Oh darn, the buzz in Hollywood was so optimistic when the writers and producers returned to the bargaining table on Monday. It seemed sure they'd wrap everything up by Christmas, in time for a nice Hollywood ending. But this must be the third act, things just took a dramatic turn, making it unclear how it'll all end.

  • Movie Writers, Studios to Resume Talks Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:05 AM ET

    Striking TV and movie writers kept up the pressure on studios by picketing and intensifying an Internet campaign that uses the very medium at issue in the contentious negotiations.

  • Disney's 'Enchanted' Tops Weekend Box Office Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    Disney's fairy-tale romantic comedy "Enchanted" charmed audiences over the holiday weekend, taking home more than $50 million for the Thanksgiving five-day box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

  • HD DVD Vs. Blu-ray: Who Will Win on Black Friday? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 2:26 PM ET
    Black Friday

    Black Friday is a big day for DVD and player sales but some people may be confused. If you buy "Ratatouille" in high def, you've gotta have a Blu-ray player. If the new high def "Transformers" is your thing, that Blu-ray player on your PS3 is totally useless, you need an HD DVD player.

  • DreamWorks Negotiating Move to NBC Universal: NYT Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    DreamWorks principals David Geffen and Steven Spielberg have been negotiating to move their studio to NBC Universal from Paramount Pictures, the New York Times reported Saturday.

  • "Beowulf" Takes Early Lead at Box Office Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 11:22 AM ET

    The battlefield extravaganza "Beowulf" laid waste its rivals at the weekend box office in North America, according to first-day sales estimates issued Saturday.

  • Hey Canada, What's Up With The French And Celsius Talk? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    I'm still in Vancouver, covering the fallout from Canada's strong dollar. There's not a single freeway in Vancouver. Traffic is terrible. One local complained to me, "How can we be a world-class city with no freeways? We are run by tree hugger idiots." One of the best things about Canada is a TV show called "Canada's Worst Driver."

  • Murdoch: News Corp. Strong, WSJ.com Should be Free Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 5:39 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday the company had made a strong start to the second quarter with the global credit market squeeze so far not having much affect on forward advertising.

  • News Corp Performed Well This Quarter: Murdoch Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:32 AM ET
    News Corporation

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday the company had had a strong start to the second-quarter and had not been affected so far by the global credit market squeeze.

  • News Corp.'s Profit Falls, But Operating Income Rises Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 6:01 PM ET
    News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    News Corp. posted a 13 percent decline in earnings from a year ago, when results were lifted by gains from investment sales. Earnings per share came in at 23 cents, a penny ahead of forecasts and below the 27 cents per share in the year-ago period.