Entertainment Movies

  • MGM Studios

    MGM, the debt-laden privately held film studio, has been given a temporary reprieve on its interest payments.

  • Cash strapped consumers, even those far too lazy to clip anything out of a newspaper, can increasingly leverage technology to save at the grocery store check out. Going online to print out coupons seems simple and straightforward, but now there will be an even easier way for consumers to save.

  • Gannet

    This week all eyes are on Gannett; its stock has been flying higher, up more than 500 percent excluding dividends since hitting a low of $1.95 in March.

  • Warner Brothers

    The movie industry has been ruled by very specific rules about how and when different home video formats are released. The idea is that home video -- DVDs and video-on-demand -- has to come out long enough after a theatrical film release to keep moviegoers driving to movie theaters and paying for tickets.

  • YouTube and Warner Music Group have been stuck in a stand-off since December, when Warner pulled all of its artists' clips - both professional music videos and user-generated content using its songs - from the site.

  • Disney

    Today Disney announced the first-ever digital children's book platform, which also happens to be the media giant's first digital subscription business.

  • Ping Pong

    As Advertising Week wraps up here in New York, one major marketer, Budweiser, is sponsoring what it hopes will be the next hot sport to succeed Poker - Ping Pong!

  • In this era of Facebook ads and company-customer interaction through Twitter, direct marketing that shows up in your mail box seems incredibly outdated. I mean, junk mail? Really?

  • Capitalism: A Love Story

    As CNBC spends the month examining the economic melt down one year ago and how far we've come, Michael Moore takes the one-year anniversary to release his new documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story" which skewers the financial system. The documentary doesn't look at the big banks that failed, but at the people who suffered. And yes, the title is ironic: Capitalism is the bad guy.

  • The most popular social network-Facebook- is teaming up with the most powerful media measurement giant-Nielsen-to prove that social media ads work. At Advertising Week in New York I sat down with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer in her first live TV interview since taking the post last year.

  • At Advertising Week in New York I had a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in his first TV interview since taking over the troubled company. As AOL heads towards an IPO, spinning off from Time Warner before the end of the year, Armstrong is hard at work turning the division known for its subscription web mail service - a revenue stream that no longer exists - into an ad-oriented, content-driven company.

  • Guitar Hero may not be ad supported but the music video game brand certainly knows about using ads to lure consumers; that's the subject of the panel its CEO, Dan Rosensweig, participated in during Advertising Week's morning session today.

  • The sixth annual Ad Week kicks off today at the New York Times building in midtown Manhattan. Everyone who was here last year can't help but reminisce about the financial meltdown that unfolded during September 2008's event. Last year ad spending was already starting to decline, so this year the big question is whether the ad dollars are coming back and, if so, where will they go?

  • The forecast was bright at the box-office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films.

  • Disney

    After nearly four decades with the company, Dick Cook has announced that he's stepping down as studio boss immediately.

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    Even Hollywood insiders were shocked by the news late Friday that Dick Cook, the Walt Disney veteran and beloved chairman of Walt Disney Studios is stepping down immediately.

  • Twilight Movie poster by Summit Entertainment.

    For the music industry, the soundtrack for last year's vampire romance movie Twilight" was practically a miracle.  So like vampires drawn to the scent of blood, record labels, publishers and artist managers have spent much of the last year aggressively pursuing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,”  which opens on Nov. 20.

  • Google just doesn't stop with the book-related news. Also this week Google has acquired a start-up called reCaptcha, that aims to be a win-win for the web giant.

  • Dan Brown - Davinci Code

    There's no question that the publishing industry is struggling and Dan Brown's latest book is providing a much-needed jolt of energy. The author of "Da Vinci Code" still has the magic touch six years later; his latest book sold over a million hardcover copies in the US, UK, and Canada since its Tuesday release. Bertelsmann's Random House says this is its best first day of sales for an adult fiction-title ever.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.