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  • A promotional image for the documentary “Watani: My Homeland.”

    For production companies looking to gain a foothold, an Oscar nomination alone can be a truly transformational event.

  • Jeff Bezos speaking at the new New York Economic Club luncheon in New York on Oct. 27, 2016.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks about the first time ever a streaming video company has been nominated for Hollywood's highest honor - Best Picture.

  • A still from Manchester by the Sea an Amazon original film

    More Academy Award-nominated movies are available online through streaming platforms than ever before, meaning you won't have to leave your couch.

  • The battle began when Dauman, who resigned in August, proposed selling a stake in Paramount against Redstone's wishes. Last month, Grey helped to arrange a deal for two Chinese film companies, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media, to invest $1 billion in Paramount, giving the studio much-needed cash and support as it attempts to grow. During his tenure at Paramount,...

  • NEW YORK— Holdovers "The Lego Batman Movie" and "Fifty Shades Darker" led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon's "The Great Wall"— a hit in China, where it was made— struggled in its domestic debut. Warner Bros.' "The Lego Batman Movie" was No.1 again, selling $42.7 million in tickets over the four-day holiday weekend, according to final figures...

  • NEW YORK— More movies and cheaper options arrive online Tuesday for movie fans still needing to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks. Watching all 46 online will cost at least $173, assuming you already have subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or HBO Now. Focusing on just best picture and the four acting categories will still cost you nearly $70, not...

  • A close-up view of the Lego Star Wars death star at Hamleys Christmas toy photocall.

    "The Lego Batman Movie” took the top spot at the box office this week. Skip Kodak of Lego Americas shares what the toy company is building next.

  • NEW YORK— "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood- sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 million in ticket sales in China, "The Great Wall" pulled in $18.1 million in its North American...

  • A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend-- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall." New Line's opening of high school comedy "Fist Fight" showed only a modest punch in fifth with around $14 million at 3,185 locations.

  • NEW YORK— "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood- sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 million in ticket sales in China, "The Great Wall" pulled in $18.1 million in its North American...

  • Deepika Padukone attends a publicity event for the Paramount Pictures title 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' on February 9, 2017 in Beijing, China.

    A US-China film deal expires today, paving the way for a round of talks over what could be a major deal under President Trump.

  • How Hollywood plays into US-China's trade ties

    Aynne Kokas, assistant professor at University of Virginia, talks U.S.-China film treaty renegotiations, film quotas and co-productions.

  • Weak US debut expectations for 'The Great Wall'

    The weekend opening of “The Great Wall” may have more at stake than any recent film release. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports why.

  • "The Great Wall," a mostly English-language film with a Chinese director, crew and cast, stars Matt Damon as a European mercenary who finds himself caught in a battle between a Chinese army of the Song dynasty and ravenous monsters on the other side of— you guessed it— the Great Wall of China. It premiered in China in mid-December and has made more than $225 million...

  • A scene is filmed on location near the Hengdian World Studios, Zhejiang province, China on Jul. 24, 2015.

    China's Hollywood dreams are alive and well, despite slow growth at the box office last year.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 12- Costumed avengers, a billionaire with a kinky side, and a brutally efficient hit man proved to be just the tonic for an ailing domestic box office. "The Lego Batman Movie" bested "Fifty Shades Darker" at the multiplexes over the weekend, earning a robust $55.6 million to capture first place. Not to be outdone, Lionsgate's " John Wick: Chapter 2," a...

  • Kate Winslet offers her hand to Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film 'Titanic', 1997. (

    Valentine's Day is here, and what better way to spend it than on the couch watching a romantic movie?

  • "The Lego Batman Movie" took the top spot with $55.6 million, dominating "Fifty Shades Darker," which attracted $46.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. It also bodes well for Warner Bros.' next Lego spinoff, "The Lego Ninjago Movie," set for September. Nick Carpou, Universal Pictures' president of domestic theatrical distribution, said the first movie...

  • Bill Murray's 'Groundhog Day' legacy

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks with comedian Bill Murray about the longevity of his movies and how he uses technology.

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Television

  • Feb 23- The New York Times Co will air its first TV ad in seven years on Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards on ABC, as the 166- year old newspaper looks to highlight independent journalism amid U.S. While ABC, owned by Walt Disney Co, does not comment on how much it receives from advertisers, a source with knowledge of negotiations said the Times' ad buy was in that...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai declined to say on Thursday if he would seek to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T/Time Warner merger. The station that Time Warner is selling, WPCH-TV in Atlanta, is its only FCC- regulated broadcast station. Time Warner said last month that since it did not plan to transfer any FCC licenses to AT&T, it would...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday declined to say if he would seek to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T Time Warner merger. The station that Time Warner is selling, WPCH-TV in Atlanta, is its only FCC- regulated broadcast station. Time Warner said last month that since it does not plan to transfer any FCC licenses to AT&T, it would...