Nov 25- U.S. film studio Relativity Media LLC is accusing its senior lender and two former executives of a secret plan to thwart its refinancing efforts, a factor that it said in court documents helped lead to its July bankruptcy filing. In a revised disclosure statement for its plan to exit bankruptcy, Relativity said lender Colbeck Capital Management...» Read More
Since Jeff Bewkes became CEO of Time Warner in January 2008 he's been hard at work streamlining the company into a pure branded content company.
Jeff Gaspin, the President of Universal Television Group, runs NBC Universal's most profitable property: USA network. In an exclusive interview with Media Money, Gaspin talked about how his business is holding up through the recession and stealing viewers from the broadcast networks.
In a case of piracy that some analysts called unprecedented, untold thousands of people watched a version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” online Wednesday, a full month before its scheduled theater release, the New York Times reported.
Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, kicked off the national cable show with an exclusive interview with Media Money, his first TV interview in years.
News Corp's MySpace and IAC/InterActive Corp's Citysearch are partnering to launch MySpace Local. The service will bring all the information about CitySearch's 75,000 small businesses into the MySpace platform. It's designed tap into local communities, allowing MySpace's users to connect into their neighborhood "hub."
ShoWest is abuzz about Imax now that the company's big format theaters broke records this past weekend with the debut of DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens." The movie was Imax's biggest 3-D debut ever, generating $5.2 million in revenue from just 143 screens.
The Mouse House is bringing its short form content to the most popular video site on the web: YouTube. Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN reached an agreement to release short-form content on Google's YouTube. Together they're launching ad-supported channels for ESPN, which will launch mid-April and for ABC, ABC Family, and ABC News, which will launch in early May.
It was a manic Monday for CBS, suffering double blows from the auto industry and an analyst downgrade.
Being an independent studio rather than part of a media conglomerate, isn't helping Lionsgate avoid pink slips. The movie studio announced Friday that it's cutting 45 jobs.
Movie and TV schedules haven't been interrupted, so it's easy to forget that Hollywood is still mired in labor conflict. Screen Actors Guild members have been working without a contract since their deal with the studios expired last summer. Now a fringe group of SAG members are pointing fingers and calling names, asking the government to investigate the antitrust practices of the media giants.
This will be a monster-size weekend at the movies, and I"m not just talking about box office numbers. Yes, if you have kids, you're sure to find yourself at a matinee of "Monsters vs. Aliens," which is opening on 3,500 screens.
President Obama will talk about the economic stimulus plan in tonight's primetime news conference, but the very networks he's using to reach the American public are getting the opposite of a stimulus.
DVD revenues and high profit margins were the movie industry's cash cow...but not anymore. DVD sales are declining and creating a real problem for the studios.
Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation's proposed merger is under the microscope.
Senators, celebrities, Starbucks, Microsoft — they all use Twitter as a tool to communicate. CNBC and now Power Lunch tweets — Michelle Caruso Cabrera just posted a message from the set of the show.
President Obama is really the ultimate celebrity — up there with Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson. His appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" puts him up there with the biggest stars of all time, in terms of his effect on ratings.
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood would start tackling this recession head-on. Yes, escapist films do incredibly well in tough times — people are happy to forget their troubles in a cool theater.
Ticketmaster Entertainment is infamous for its ticketing charges. Now it's suffering from a $1.1 billion charge — a goodwill write-down on the decline in its stock. The stock is trading around $4, less than a quarter of its price when it spun off from Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp in August.
It says a lot about the intersection of politics and entertainment that President Barack Obama will pitch his economic recovery plan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight. Obama has broken a number of barriers, and now he'll be the first sitting president to make this kind of appearance on late night TV.
Talk of Google's advertising machine raises natural questions about the company's future.
Miss World Canada,Anastasia Lin, tells CNBC she was stopped in Hong Kong and denied entry into China for the beauty pageant.
American designer Carrie Hammer made her mark at Shanghai Fashion Week with the models she used on the runway.
Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit alleging he is mentally impaired and unable to make decisions, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...
The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.