Entertainment Movies


  • Yes, I Look Fabulous, but Inside I’m Saving Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    Hollywood Sign

    In Hollywood, hard times are summoning a distinctly local response: maintaining a fabulous facade on the cheap while paring expenses behind the scenes. The New York Times reports.

  • Sumner Redstone's Latest Debt Drama Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone

    Octogenarian media mogul Sumner Redstone has been plagued with debt problems. He reassured investors in the two companies of which he's chairman, Viacom and CBS, that everything is under control.

  • Sports Movie Firms Growing Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
    Hollywood Sign

    As Hollywood has taken on more sports movies in recent years, a growing niche of full service helpers has emerged.

  • NBC Gets In Front Of TV Ad Sales Monday, 4 May 2009 | 1:59 PM ET

    The upfront ad sales period isn't for another two weeks, but NBC is getting ahead of the game.

  • U.S. Media See a Path to India in China’s Snub Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:49 AM ET
    Flag of India

    After many years of fervent lobbying and deal-making in China, American media companies have little to show for their efforts there and are increasingly shifting their attention instead to India.

  • Stocks End Higher as Fed Sees Improvement Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks advanced but ended off their highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the recession appears to be easing.

  • Futures Pare Gains as GDP Skids Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.

  • Tribeca Buzz: Filmmakers Credit Crunch Woes Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a party last night, but it's anything but a festive time for independent filmmakers.

  • Tribeca's Hot Topic: Tax Incentives Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 12:23 PM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The movie industry is a rare bright spot in the economy. But the billions of production dollars and the business they generate are at risk of going overseas. Studios rely on tax breaks to bring movie budgets down, and if they don't find them stateside, then "Sayonara." Nearly $250 million in federal tax breaks were eliminated from the stimulus bill and now key state incentives could be cut due to budget shortfalls.

  • Green Means $Green$ For Media Companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    Earth Day isn't just about environmentalism, it's also about leveraging consumers interest in green to make some serious green. Envrionmentally-oriented programming is generally a double win for media companies: people are increasingly interested in nature (and respecting the world around them) and it's a great boost for corporate image.

  • Finally, A SAG Deal, But Does Anyone Win? Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 1:49 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    It's been a long 10 months since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the major studios, the AMPTP, expired. But the long battle certainly didn't guarantee a victory. The proposed contract that SAG's board voted to approve Sunday is pretty darn similar to the deal the AMPTP offered nearly a year ago.

  • YouTube Announces Content Deals With Movie Studios Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:49 PM ET

    YouTube announced that it is teaming up with several movie studios to offer full-length movies and TV shows on its site for free.

  • Can An Online Article Superstore Save Journalism? Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 3:30 PM ET
    Woman using a computer

    There's no question that journalism needs a new business model. But until now, no one has come up with the solution. Three veterans of print publications are teaming up to launch their solution to the media-monetization problem.

  • France Seeks 'Three Strikes' Law vs Web Piracy Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    France is determined to shut down Internet piracy, and President Nicolas Sarkozy won't take no for an answer. Sarkozy is working to pass a "Three Strikes" rule that would kick anyone who illegally downloads three times off the Internet...

  • Big Brands Break Box Office Records Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    This weekend's boffo box office sends Hollywood a message about what strategy to take and gives moviegoers a hint about what kind of films they can expect at their local multiplex.

  • Respecting The Fanboy Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 12:32 PM ET
    Star Trek

    In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.

  • Box Office Booms as Consumers Go for Speed Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Consumers keep packing movie theaters: they're not looking for nuanced narrative or complex characters. They're looking for high-octane entertainment, and they found it in Universal's "Fast & Furious," which broke all sorts of records this weekend.

  • Captive Cash Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    In-Cinema Ads: Annoying to some...but highly influential and very profitable. There are two big players in the space, National CineMedia and Screenvision.

  • Time Warner Cable CEO: The End Of The Age Of Synergy Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable is kicking off a new chapter as a fully independent company at this year's National Cable Show; the company completed its spin-off from Time Warner just last week. CEO Glenn Britt spoke exclusively with Media Money about the economy and the future of the cable industry.

  • Time Warner CEO Talks Strategy, Media's Future Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    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.