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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Another roar from MGM's tired lion, which is struggling under a $4 billion debt load. I've confirmed that Spyglass founders Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have signed a letter of intent to make them co-CEOs of MGM.
Investors continue to sit on the sidelines of the stock market, but when it comes to venture capital they're jumping back in. Venture Capital spending is returning to pre-recession levels, and this is shaping up to be a bull market for VC funding.
The two companies describe the deal as "long term" and wide ranging," which means more content on more platforms. It also means more money for Disney, which for the first time secured payment from Time Warner Cable for its owned and operated local broadcast channels.
Steve Jobs announcements today about Apple's new iPods and streaming TV rentals through a new Apple TV will have ripples throughout the entertainment industry.
It has been reported that BP admits to spending $1 million a week on advertising and radio since the fatal Gulf Oil Spill and explosion, which would add up to $18 million so far. But the numbers are far more shocking, according to some Kantar Media stats that are circulating on Madison Avenue.
"Avatar" is the biggest movie of all time — grossing $2.744 billion after its December debut. Producer-director-writer James Cameron says if there were more 3-D screens, the movie would have been even bigger, which is why 20th Century Fox re-released a special cut of the film only in 3-D. The movie only finished in 12th place this weekend, with $4 million from 812 locations.
The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful.
The advertising group expects full-year revenue growth to be "well over" 3 percent, compared with a previous forecast of "over" 3 percent.
The reorganization is designed to enhance revenue opportunities in digital videos, Vanity Fair reported Tuesday.
The remake of the blockbuster 1958 remake grossed just $11 million at the box office, falling short of the already-low $15 million projected.