Julia Boorstin joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter. Later that year, she became CNBC's media and entertainment reporter working from CNBC's Los Angeles Bureau. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. In addition, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, "Stay Tuned…The Future of TV."
Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000, covering a wide range of stories on everything from media companies to retail to business trends. During that time, she was also a contributor to "Street Life," a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the "TJFR 30 under 30" list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department's delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and for Vice President Gore's domestic policy office.
She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.
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The first award given out at the Golden Globes went to Jennifer Hudson, a reliable clue that she'll win the Oscar. Then there were all those awards for TV. I was rooting for Jeremy Piven, but the fact that Jeremy Irons won for his role in Elizabeth, is certainly a reminder that it's the Hollywood Foreign Press Association not Hollywood voting. Hollywood does love its entourage. Irons makes a good point about his TV role, there isn't as much a divide between the big and small screen anymore.
UPDATE: Gail Berman met with Fox Executives on Thursday – presumably about coming back to Fox in some capacity. Stayed tuned for more ... Here's the scoop on Viacom's Paramount--its new streamlined structure may be the change it needs. So, President of Paramount Pictures, Gail Berman, "resigned"... and Co-President of Production, Allison Shearmur, will also "step down" (fired)... and now the studio will be restructured into four labels that each report directly to Brad Grey. DreamWorks' co-chairman, Stacey Snider, will produce...
Warner Bros just unveiled its new Total HD format - works on either Blu-Ray or HD DVD player - guaranteeing that Warner is one company that can't lose in this format war. With The Beatles song, "So Happy Together," playing loudly on the speakers, and "One Disc For All" heralded up on the big screens, Warner Bros Chairman and CEO, Barry Meyer, looked a lot happier than...
CES in Vegas isn't just about gadgets - more and more every year its about ENTERTAINMENT, which is why I'm here... Big news from Paramount - they just announced its distributing through iTunes. Very interesting that Paramount is following Disney to do digital distribution through iTunes. Sumner also owns a big theatrical exhibition business, so if he’s willing to experiment with iTunes, shouldn’t everyone?
We business journalists like to put a dollar value on things -- and this number is alarmingly larger than I'd ever imagine. On its way to becoming the most lucrative multimedia property of all time, the Idol brand is about to expand. On the Money regular, Ad Age's Claire Atkinson, reporting that Idol is moving towards Idol branded products like...
January means two things for Hollywood: Oscar Movies held over from December, and (how shall I say this) ... pretty crappy movies that the studios are pushing out. Take a look at the three movies opening this weekend: (not so top drawer) Code Name: Cleaner, New Line's Cedric the Entertainer comedy that's gotten a lot less buzz than all of Cedric's other stuff. From Lions Gate, the Happily N'Ever After, a CGI film made in Manilla -- which I've heard is not as sleek and fancy as the Pixar stuff. And though I've seen...
"Year-End CD Sales Collapse -- Ominous Sign Heading Into 2007" reads the headline on Pali Research's music industry report. Year-end digital track sales were disappointing, but the sale of old-fashioned CD's was ever more depressing -- CD album unit sales during the last week of 2006 were 12.87 million, down 20% from 2005.
My in-the-know Hollywood sources are telling me that ICM is having an all-company lunch today, as I write this. Why the concern? Guess who else is moving to Endeavor along with Robert Newman? ... ICM's acquisition of Broder is turning out to be a huge boon for Endeavor-- inadvertently turning Endeavor into a new powerhouse.
Happy 2007! Another year -- and another search for the next holy grail of the Internet. Everyone's talking about YouTube ruling the Internet -- but it isn't as cut and dry as that. Here are some pretty stunning numbers on the online winners...
A few weeks ago Sony beat the $3 billion dollar box office mark. It was pushed over the edge by the ongoing success of Casino Royale, and pushed further now by Pursuit of Happyness. Sony told me they are at about $3.26 billion worldwide as I write this and expect to top $3.3 billion worldwide by Monday ... And Friday Disney announces it's neck and neck with Sony, hitting $3.26 billion in international box office. So Disney is also doing some boasting ...
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed his new mobile app with CNBC and what it means for the future of filmmaking.
The headquarters of social media giant Facebook in Northern California were evacuated late on Tuesday after a suspected threat to the company caused the group to contact police.
The "Veronica Mars" movie debuts on Friday thanks to crowd funding service Kickstarter.
Les Moonves said CBS could cut off its traditional broadcast signal if the Supreme Court decides a video streaming service backed by Barry Diller is legal.
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