iReporter Rajiim Gross say the audience was 'freaked out' by the new movie 'Paranormal Activity.'
The new horror movie "Paranormal Activity" could be filling movie studio marketing departments with fear.
The acquisition of Marvel Entertainment by the Walt Disney Co. is, on a surface level, a perfect, if expensive, fit. But it also represents an interesting evolution in the company's direction under CEO Bob Iger.
A Disney stunt performer died Monday night after suffering an injury during a rehearsal, company and local officials said.
All-platform journalist John Couwels reports on another employee death at Disney World.
It's being presented as the future of cinema and a movie-going revolution.
Perhaps he should be called Captain Phoenix?
The guest speaker sends his regrets - he's got a movie to do
Smoking in youth-rated movies has not declined despite a pledge two years ago by Hollywood studios to encourage producers to show less "gratuitous smoking," according to an anti-smoking group.
Time Warner unveiled plans Thursday to spin off AOL as an independent company, an end to the massive media marriage formed in January 2001.
A budding British director is enjoying success on a shoestring at Cannes with "Colin," a new zombie feature that cost a scarcely believable $70 to make.
Former AOL executive Ted Leonsis was frustrated: He'd produced a critically acclaimed documentary called Nanking, a film that looked at some Westerners who had protected Chinese civilians during a brutal, six-week attack by the Japanese army in 1937. But he was pretty sure the film, which premiered in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival, would reach a relatively small audience.
A verdict is expected in a copyright battle between movie studios and Internet pirates. CNN's Neil Curry reports.
Four men behind a Swedish file-sharing Web site used by millions to exchange movies and music have been found guilty of collaborating to violate copyright law in a landmark court verdict in Stockholm.
The founders of a Swedish file-sharing Web site could face jail time and multimillion-dollar fines if convicted of copyright infringement.
Thursday brings one of the biggest slates of Hollywood entertainment to open on Christmas Day in many years.
For months, YouTube has been making a pitch to Hollywood studios: Give us your films, and we'll make you money.
RealNetworks sure knows how to do a splashy product launch.
Twentieth Century Fox said Wednesday it has established an Asian unit specializing in local productions, starting with India, becoming the latest Hollywood studio to venture into the region
This time it's the actors who haven't nailed down a contract. And just to add to the drama, there's a fight between unions
Is Sumner Redstone simply looking for leverage in his negotiations with CBS's Showtime? It sure looked that way Monday when Redstone's Viacom announced that its movie studio Paramount Pictures is in talks with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Lionsgate to create a new premium pay-tv cable channel - potentially making it a direct competitor to its current cable distributor and former corporate sibling over at CBS.
The production version of the highly anticipated Chevrolet Camaro won't be officially revealed for some time yet but, in a highly unusual move, GM won't hide the car from prying spy photographers during test drives anymore.
On a muggy Friday evening in September, photographers and fans lined the red carpet outside the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. They were waiting for George Clooney, the guest of honor at the afterparty celebrating the premiere of "Michael Clayton," the hottest ticket at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Inside the cavernous room, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, Hollywood's undercover It Couple, quietly danced. A tipsy blond knocked over an ice sculpture.
Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation said on Monday they will release their DVD titles exclusively on HD DVD ahead of what they say could be the biggest holiday season ever for DVDs.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said Wednesday that fourth-quarter profit rose 4.5 percent on higher advertising sales and affiliate revenue from the Fox News Channel and on more new subscribers at the Sky Italia satellite TV service.
Viacom Inc. on Thursday posted a better-than-expected profit, boosted by DVD sales and the box office hit "Shrek The Third."
Naval Ravikant is a classic Silicon Valley entrepreneur: He never stops moving. In the past decade, he's helped launch four companies, including consumer reviews site Epinions, and invested in many...
Who knew that Wall Street could get this excited about a bunch of guys in superhero costumes?
So far, 2007 is looking an awfully lot like last year for major media companies.
Masi Oka plays Hiro Nakamura, the geeky Japanese office worker who travels through time on NBC's breakout hit, "Heroes." But until he won that role last fall, Tokyo-born Oka, 32, was best known as a special-effects programming whiz for big-budget movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Perfect Storm."
Most major media stocks bounced back sharply this year after a dismal 2005.
As the blue-chip stock indexes rally, many big high-quality growth stocks are perking up. As they do, investors have to determine which stocks still have substantial room to advance.
News Corp., the media conglomerate that owns the Fox movie studio, is in talks with Apple about a deal to sell its films on Apple's popular iTunes music store.
Most media stocks have enjoyed a revival on Wall Street this year after a disappointing 2005. But whether or not the group finishes the year on a strong note will largely depend on what three industry leaders say in their upcoming earnings releases.
Movie superstar Tom Cruise and MGM are partnering to resurrect the historic United Artists movie studio founded by Charlie Chaplin and associates, MGM's CEO announced Thursday.
General Electric reported improved earnings that once again met Wall Street forecasts.
Reports of the death of the DVD have been greatly exaggerated.
The Scene: How would you describe your relationship with Stockholm?
Target has sent a sharp letter to movie studios expressing concern that new movie download services will get a better deal from studios on electronic movie copies than the retailer gets on DVDs, according to a published report Monday.
The Disruptor: NextMedium
ABC's top executive hyped the network's upcoming fall TV schedule at a media industry conference on Wednesday.
The year is half over. And you know what that means. It's time to take a look back at how this column's stock picks have fared.
Last weekend, I had a craving to watch "Blazing Saddles" again.
Bombs burst. Tongues of flame split the predawn darkness. People in bomber jackets, clutching weapons, lurk in the shadows. Then a barrel-chested man in black edges forward and, in a thick Israeli ...
The much-anticipated X-Men: The Last Stand pulled in a boffo North American box office of $107 million this weekend. You'd think that would be good news for Marvel Entertainment, the creator of the X-Men comic-book series, which has seen films based on its characters gross more than $3.6 billion to date.
Lots of people think they have the toughest job in Hollywood. Tom Cruise's publicist. The EMT on the Jackass set. The guy who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies.
In an ideal digital world, we'd be able to buy copyrighted music and videos wherever we wanted, not just on a designated store. But that's been the fate of iPod users, who can only buy content off of Apple's iTunes Music Store.
In 1903, an Eastern European immigrant and one-time street peddler named William Fox built a 149-seat movie theater in a penny arcade in Brooklyn.
Walk into your local Starbucks these days and it's hard to miss all the spelling-bee related stuff.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - How's this for irony?
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Comic book fans know that the hero doesn't always save the day. Sometimes, the evil villain wins.
Kenneth Rice, the former CEO of Enron's broadband unit, admitted Thursday he never discussed his discomfort about misleading analysts with Jeff Skilling, but remained adamant that Skilling was obfuscating on analyst calls.
This is the speech that some movie studio bigwigs should give after Tuesday's Oscar nominations.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - This is the speech that some movie studio executives should be practicing in anticipation of Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement.
If you were lucky enough to get a fancy HDTV set, you're probably eager for a high-definition DVD player to go with it.
Walt Disney is obviously crossing its fingers and rooting for its first Narnia movie, due out Friday, to be a big hit.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Walt Disney is obviously crossing its fingers and rooting for its first Narnia movie, due out on Friday, to be a big hit.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the brothers who recently left Miramax, the successful movie studio they founded, have raised $230.5 million as a move towards opening a new studio, according to a published report.
Imagine filming a real-time animated movie for a fraction of the cost of a big-budget Hollywood film. All it takes is some creativity, a little bit of computer savvy and a video game.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - All summer long we've been hearing about how nobody is going to the movies anymore. Hollywood is in its biggest slump in nearly two decades.
For at least two months now DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has been scratching his head over a new and worrisome question: Why isn't the most popular animation film ever released in theaters, "Shrek 2," flying off video store shelves?
Do two missteps make a trend?
Don't expect those huge sighs of relief coming from movie industry executives this week to last.
A year after acquiring Universal Studios, NBC Universal chief Bob Wright says he's not done shopping yet, a newspaper report said Monday.
Time Warner Inc. provided proof Wednesday that its cable strategy is paying off and an online advertising boom is bolstering its Internet service.
The battle over high-definition DVDs heated up Thursday with the announcement that Apple Computer has joined a leading group backing a disc format known as Blu-ray.
Show business is risky business. Just ask Jennifer Dubin, a Los Angeles-based independent film producer.
With Walt Disney's annual shareholder meeting underway at its Florida theme parks, Thomas Skaggs began an analysis of the company's latest earnings report Monday by making a joke.
IT SEEMS A BIT SILLY TO THINK OF EXecutives from glam movie studios, TV stations, and music labels signing up to work for Bellheads. Who, after all, would trade starlets and gala openings for trans...
Alexander the Great conquered a nice chunk of the world before he died young. The makers of "Alexander," the three-hour Oliver Stone saga about the Greek warrior's life, are banking on a similar conquest before it's too late.
Can the Supreme Court help Hollywood put an evil genie back in the bottle?
A evil genie that pops out of a bottle sounds like Hollywood fiction. But for the movie industry, the specter is not fantasy -- it's real.
Suffering from post-election withdrawal?
Investors start September looking to see if stocks can extend Tuesday's late rally by weighing the latest readings on manufacturing, construction and auto sales.
American audiences prove, year after year at the box office and Nielsen desk, that they love their criminals.
Hollywood Studios and the National Football League are going to battle with TiVo Inc., the maker of digital video recorders, alleging that its technology compromises the copyright of their shows, according to a published report Thursday
Michael Moore couldn't have asked for a better buildup to "Fahrenheit 9/11," the anti-Bush flick expected to break box office records for a documentary, if he had tried. That's assuming, of course, he isn't trying.
Hollywood will start placing a series of $100-plus million bets this Friday, as the summer's big-budget blockbusters begin their assault on the nation's multiplexes.
The trade group for the major movie studios is considering following the legal path of the record companies by suing people for illegally downloading copyrighted materials, according to a published report.
BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Until recently, most people who drove by the Betzwood Industrial Park near Valley Forge, Penn., saw a derelict paper plant with broken windows, smokestacks and old holding tanks.
Can Mel Gibson help Hollywood find Jesus?
It was bold, it was opportunistic, but in the end, will it be anything more than a Mickey Mouse offer?
Corporate earnings took the back seat after the closing bell Thursday as a monster-size announcement from Pixar about ending its partnership with entertainment powerhouse Disney Co. rocked Wall Street.
On a sunny day in New York City, Steve Hirsch looks like any other successful business traveler strolling across Columbus Circle toward his hotel. Dressed in jeans and leather jacket, as entertainm...
Isn't it true that you never get whacked by what you expect? For years Blockbuster naysayers have warned that the king of video rentals was about to be wiped out by the incipient business of video-...
Every time a new technology comes along, it challenges some group of incumbent businesses. The telephone challenged the telegraph companies; PCs challenged the mainframe makers; digital music chall...
Nothing has stirred up Hollywood lately like Ted Waitt's talented Holstein. Waitt is CEO of Gateway, the nation's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, and the cow is his company mascot. It's the Holstei...
This summer Hollywood is all about bigness: Big stars, big budgets, big sequels, big effects, and big marketing plans. Sony has Spider-Man and Men in Black 2, New Line has the third Austin Powers f...
"The new thing at Koster and Bial's last night was Edison's vitascope, exhibited for the first time.... When the hall was darkened last night a buzzing and roaring were heard in the turret, and an ...
When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace opens on May 19, it will cap one of the most intensive publicity pushes for any film in history. But, in true Star Wars fashion, the end will also be the beginnin...
One thing about Edgar Bronfman Jr.: He's used to the bird's-eye view. Soaring over the Eastern Seaboard in a Gulfstream V at 46,000 feet, you get the big picture--so I guess we shouldn't be surpris...
Anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker, in her 1949 book Hollywood, the Dream Factory, writes that for all their glamour, the movie studios of her era were not too impressive: "They combine a bungalow...
Often, the most interesting objects in life are those you never knew existed. Consider the 400-page study that landed on this reporter's desk following a request to a company for an entirely differ...
Shaped like a snub-nosed bullet, the ruthless billionaire who controls CBS may be the world's worst broadcaster, but Laurence A. Tisch is close to making a killing from the Tiffany Network's tatter...
Hollywood lore has it that Edgar Bronfman Sr., father of the bearded, 39-year-old high school graduate who now rules the Seagram liquor empire, long cherished a desire to buy the MCA movie studio. ...
MOST PEOPLE who cross paths with John Malone form a pretty strong opinion about him. He doesn't give a damn. He runs the biggest cable TV company in the world, and he's made longtime shareholders -...
CAN SONY MAKE DEALS as well as it makes tape players? That question is taking on urgency in Hollywood -- not to mention at Sony headquarters in Tokyo -- nearly two years after the company paid some...
AN IMPRESSIVE turnaround, a popular CEO, a magnificent stock performance, and the potent deployment of a great brand name -- no wonder Wall Street can't stop genuflecting before the Walt Disney Co....
AMONG the more improbable scripts to emerge from Hollywood in recent years is the story of the movie industry's own box office comeback. After a drop in admissions and theatrical revenues in the mi...
THREE OR FOUR times a day Roberto C. Goizueta, the aristocratic Cuban-born chief executive of Coca-Cola, walks out of his oak-floored office in Atlanta and down the hall to a Quotron machine, where...
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