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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.
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.
As Hollywood has taken on more sports movies in recent years, a growing niche of full service helpers has emerged.
The upfront ad sales period isn't for another two weeks, but NBC is getting ahead of the game.
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 advanced but ended off their highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the recession appears to be easing.
Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.
Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a party last night, but it's anything but a festive time for independent filmmakers.
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.
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.
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 announced that it is teaming up with several movie studios to offer full-length movies and TV shows on its site for free.
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 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...
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.
In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.
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.
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 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.
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.
Can keeping Taco Bell's new product under wraps build Super Bowl ad buzz?
New York Times columnist Jim Stewart weighs in on strong earnings from Comcast, after the company posted better-than-expected Q4 revenue driven by growth its media and entertainment unit NBCUniversal; and the dilemma at Viacom.
Martin E. Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, talks about growing the Marmot brand.