Troubled actor Charlie Sheen is “screwing his way to the bottom,” and Peter Guber, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, told CNBC Monday.
With no suspense, predictable winners, and an awkward pairing of hosts, the Oscars' preliminary ratings sank 7 percent from last year. The show fared better in younger viewers than older ones — ratings slipped just 2 percent in the 18 to 48 year-old age group. More detailed ratings of that younger demographic are due out later today.
There will be plenty of ties in office Oscar pools this year: The Academy Awards were just as predictable as they possibly could have been.
There's no question ABC and the Academy are going after a younger demographic -- that's was the first joke was out of co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco. "You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well," Hathaway quipped. When the best supporting actress winner dropped an 'F' bomb Hathaway said "this is the young and hip Oscars!
The last few months an older audience has made a startling reassertion of its multiplex power. “True Grit,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “Black Swan” — all movies in contention for a clutch of Oscars on Sunday — have all been surprise hits at the box office. The New York Times reports.
The Oscars are the second-biggest TV event of the year (after the Super Bowl), but this year they're truly a multi-screen event. This year the Oscars are going high tech, a push to get a bigger, younger audience.
Even though the ad time costs less than the Super Bowl, I would wager the Oscars are more profitable. Somehow I don't think the Academy commands the same type of licensing fee the NFL does.
After three days, 5,800 ballots, 24 categories and one windowless conference room, it all comes down to two. Two, as in people, and that’s the number of individuals who know the identity the 2011 Oscar winners, before the Academy Awards show, that is.
We're set up on the red carpet, which is actually on Hollywood Blvd. And with the threat of rain, the red carpet is covered in white plastic and the giant gold statuettes are covered in giant clear plastic bags.
Today it announced that it's buying 'Togetherville' a social network for kids 10 and under. Togetherville is as squeaky clean as its name implies — it's designed to avoid all the bad stuff that open adult social networks bring, with careful monitoring of content, and parental supervision controls.
Click to see our list of the 15 lowest-grossing Oscar winners of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Last year was the biggest year for the global box office — EVER — if you're looking at total money spent. But in the US, the number of people attending movies is on the decline.
As Academy Award season approaches, it’s not uncommon to hear talk about the “Oscar Jinx." Click to see the actors and actresses whose careers declined once they won the Academy Award.
After months of rumors and speculation Amazon s launching its long-anticipated instant video streaming service — a direct competitor to Netflix.
It’s an open question whether James Murdoch will one day run the News Corporation. But he could soon be responsible for about half of it, the New York Times reports.
Steven Spielberg, may be the biggest name of Hollywood, but he's been keeping a low profile at the box office, which is all about to change.
It's no surprise that video game sales continue to fall — off 5 percent in January. And as expected Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" topped the list. The big surprise is the fact that dance games are thriving, with three dance games in the list of the top ten bestsellers.
Iger kicked off the day with the key themes that are dominating the day's presentations: the value of brands and franchises, embracing technology, and growing in the US and abroad.
There's no question, live events are in demand. There's plenty of speculation why, including bad weather this winter. But there's also plenty of talk about the "Twitter Effect."
CEO Les Moonves said in the earnings call that the scatter market —when marketers buy ads at the last minute—was "extremely hot in the fourth quarter and continues to be up even hotter," now up 40 percent over the upfront ad period.
Herb Scannell, Scannell Consulting and former president of BBC Worldwide North America and Nickelodeon, discusses the power of live television and the war over content.
Andrew Wallenstein, Variety co-editor-in-chief, talks about Jeffery Katzenshort's new venture to provide original, digital content.
If you don't consolidate in these kinds of businesses, you're standing still, says Robert Profusek, Jones Day head of M&A, providing insight to deal momentum in the telecom and media space.