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iReporter: 'Parnormal' is freakyupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 20:01:00

iReporter Rajiim Gross say the audience was 'freaked out' by the new movie 'Paranormal Activity.'

Surprise hit 'Paranormal Activity' scares money out of moviegoersupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 20:01:00

The new horror movie "Paranormal Activity" could be filling movie studio marketing departments with fear.

Fortune: Disney's wonderful world of Marvelupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 12:05:00

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.

Disney performer dies after suffering head injuryupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 18:04:00

A Disney stunt performer died Monday night after suffering an injury during a rehearsal, company and local officials said.

Disney deathupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 18:04:00

All-platform journalist John Couwels reports on another employee death at Disney World.

3D projects new vision for the movie industryupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 22:37:00

It's being presented as the future of cinema and a movie-going revolution.

Captain America, thought dead, comes back to lifeupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 06:45:00

Perhaps he should be called Captain Phoenix? James Franco Pulls Out of UCLA Commencementupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 12:48:00

The guest speaker sends his regrets - he's got a movie to do

Group wants R rating for any film with smokingupdated: Thu May 28 2009 22:39:00

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.

CNNMoney: Time Warner to split off AOLupdated: Thu May 28 2009 17:02:00

Time Warner unveiled plans Thursday to spin off AOL as an independent company, an end to the massive media marriage formed in January 2001.

Hollywood eyes $70 zombie movie wowing Cannesupdated: Tue May 26 2009 11:03:00

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.

Fortune: Every blog becomes a cinemaupdated: Mon May 18 2009 13:35:00

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.

Film piracy trial verdictupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 20:15:00

A verdict is expected in a copyright battle between movie studios and Internet pirates. CNN's Neil Curry reports.

Four found guilty in landmark Pirate Bay caseupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 20:15:00

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.

Verdict due in major Internet piracy caseupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 02:52:00

The founders of a Swedish file-sharing Web site could face jail time and multimillion-dollar fines if convicted of copyright infringement.

Big-budget movies set to compete in holiday box officeupdated: Thu Dec 25 2008 10:57:00

Thursday brings one of the biggest slates of Hollywood entertainment to open on Christmas Day in many years.

Fortune: YouTube goes to the moviesupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 16:54:00

For months, YouTube has been making a pitch to Hollywood studios: Give us your films, and we'll make you money.

Fortune: The rise and further fall of RealNetworksupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 12:25:00

RealNetworks sure knows how to do a splashy product launch. 20th Century Fox Opens Asian Studioupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 12:00:00

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 Another Strike in Hollywood?updated: Fri Jun 20 2008 13:00:00

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

Fortune: Paramount eyes going it aloneupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 17:47:00

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.

CNNMoney: GM uncovers the pre-production Camaroupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 13:43:00

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.

Fortune: A Hollywood agency with star powerupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 09:59:00

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.

CNNMoney: DreamWorks, Paramount pick HD DVDupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 07:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: News Corp beats by a pennyupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 04:58:00

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.

CNNMoney: Viacom's revenue rises, profit slips slightlyupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 08:33:00

Viacom Inc. on Thursday posted a better-than-expected profit, boosted by DVD sales and the box office hit "Shrek The Third."

Business 2.0: Return of the startup factoryupdated: Mon May 07 2007 06:36:00

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...

CNNMoney: Marvel stock: Still a hero?updated: Fri Feb 23 2007 07:33:00

Who knew that Wall Street could get this excited about a bunch of guys in superhero costumes?

CNNMoney: The year of the Mouse and Foxupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 09:54:00

So far, 2007 is looking an awfully lot like last year for major media companies.

Fortune: A 'Hero's' predictions for 2007updated: Wed Jan 24 2007 16:10:00

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."

CNNMoney: Stay tuned for some media stocksupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 11:16:00

Most major media stocks bounced back sharply this year after a dismal 2005.

Money Magazine: Why FedEx can fly and Disney will settle downupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 08:23:00

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.

CNNMoney: Darth Vader on iTunes?updated: Wed Nov 08 2006 17:32:00

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.

CNNMoney: Big media's big comebackupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 11:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: Cruise helps resurrect historic movie studioupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 13:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: GE meets earnings forecastupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 07:22:00

General Electric reported improved earnings that once again met Wall Street forecasts.

Business 2.0: DVDs: They will surviveupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 09:17:00

Reports of the death of the DVD have been greatly exaggerated.

Q&A: Interview with Jonas Åkerlundupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 09:28:00

The Scene: How would you describe your relationship with Stockholm?

CNNMoney: Report: Target warns studios over digital DVDsupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 08:19:00

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.

Business 2.0: The anti-Tivo: Product placement beats the 30-second spotupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 16:21:00

The Disruptor: NextMedium

CNNMoney: ABC talks toughupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 11:05:00

ABC's top executive hyped the network's upcoming fall TV schedule at a media industry conference on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Superheroes and GOOOOOALSupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 09:57:00

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.

CNNMoney: The price of online moviesupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 14:34:00

Last weekend, I had a craving to watch "Blazing Saddles" again.

Business 2.0: Marvel Comics leaps into movie-makingupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 15:15:00

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 ...

Business 2.0: 'X-Men' creator preps own filmsupdated: Mon May 29 2006 11:47:00

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.

Fortune: The suit who wears five hatsupdated: Fri May 26 2006 11:50:00

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.

Business 2.0: Unlocking the iPodupdated: Mon May 22 2006 13:35:00

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.

Fortune: Fox the day after tomorrowupdated: Mon May 15 2006 15:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Coffee and popcornupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 10:14:00

Walk into your local Starbucks these days and it's hard to miss all the spelling-bee related stuff.

CNNMoney: You can't spell IMAX without M&Aupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 11:26:00

NEW YORK ( - How's this for irony?

CNNMoney: Simply Marvel-ousupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 11:57:00

NEW YORK ( - Comic book fans know that the hero doesn't always save the day. Sometimes, the evil villain wins.

CNNMoney: Rice cooked at Enron trialupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 07:17:00

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.

CNNMoney: Oscar watch: And the cash goes to...updated: Tue Jan 31 2006 09:37:00

This is the speech that some movie studio bigwigs should give after Tuesday's Oscar nominations.

CNNMoney: And the cash goes to...updated: Fri Jan 27 2006 12:16:00

NEW YORK ( - This is the speech that some movie studio executives should be practicing in anticipation of Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement.

Fortune: Remember the Betamaxupdated: Tue Jan 03 2006 10:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: The Fox, the Witch and the Wardrobeupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 10:02:00

Walt Disney is obviously crossing its fingers and rooting for its first Narnia movie, due out Friday, to be a big hit.

CNNMoney: The Fox, the Witch and the Wardrobeupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 11:46:00

NEW YORK ( - Walt Disney is obviously crossing its fingers and rooting for its first Narnia movie, due out on Friday, to be a big hit.

CNNMoney: Weinsteins reportedly land investorsupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 06:03:00

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.

CNNMoney: One word for you Hollywood: Machinimaupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 11:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: Big money from big movie screens?updated: Thu Jul 28 2005 09:10:00

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.

CNNMoney: DreamWorks hit by SEC probeupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 09:46:00

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?

CNNMoney: DVD: doom, gloom or boom?updated: Fri Jul 01 2005 09:05:00

Do two missteps make a trend?

CNNMoney: Beating the box office blahsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 09:10:00

Don't expect those huge sighs of relief coming from movie industry executives this week to last.

CNNMoney: Wright time for more deals?updated: Mon May 16 2005 08:57:00

A year after acquiring Universal Studios, NBC Universal chief Bob Wright says he's not done shopping yet, a newspaper report said Monday.

CNNMoney: Time Warner: Who needs a breakup?updated: Wed May 04 2005 05:58:00

Time Warner Inc. provided proof Wednesday that its cable strategy is paying off and an online advertising boom is bolstering its Internet service.

CNNMoney: Apple Computer enters DVD warupdated: Thu Mar 10 2005 12:07:00

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.

CNNMoney: So you want to be in show biz?updated: Fri Feb 25 2005 06:45:00

Show business is risky business. Just ask Jennifer Dubin, a Los Angeles-based independent film producer.

CNNMoney: Disney profits are up, but image is downupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 16:04:00

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.

Fortune: BABY BELLS TAP HOLLYWOOD TALENTupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Saving 'Alexander'updated: Mon Dec 20 2004 08:42:00

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.

CNNMoney: Hollywood wins one, but...updated: Fri Dec 10 2004 09:28:00

Can the Supreme Court help Hollywood put an evil genie back in the bottle?

CNNMoney: A horror story starring Hollywoodupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 15:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: Hollywood looks for holiday ka-chingupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 10:02:00

Suffering from post-election withdrawal?

CNNMoney: Weak start for stocksupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 05:48:00

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.

The mobster and the moviesupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 12:04:00

American audiences prove, year after year at the box office and Nielsen desk, that they love their criminals.

CNNMoney: TiVo locked in copyright battleupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 08:26:00

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

CNNMoney: Firing up Fahrenheit 9/11updated: Wed Jun 16 2004 11:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Blockbuster fight for box officeupdated: Tue May 04 2004 11:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: Movie studios may sue downloadersupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 08:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: Would you live on a waste dump?updated: Sun Mar 28 2004 19:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gibson film may let studios get religionupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 07:57:00

Can Mel Gibson help Hollywood find Jesus?

CNNMoney: Comcast's boldest move yetupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 15:45:00

It was bold, it was opportunistic, but in the end, will it be anything more than a Mickey Mouse offer?

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Fridayupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 16:40:00

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.

Business 2.0: Prime-Time Porn Borrowing tactics from the old Hollywood studios, Vivid Entertainment has ditched the plain updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: DVD Is Killing The Video Star Attracted by the low price of discs, Blockbuster's customers are starting to buy, updated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

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-...

Fortune: Hollywood's Latest Flopupdated: Mon Dec 09 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: "This Is War" Should the computer industry protect Hollywood from digital theft? The guns are drawn.updated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: MTV Films: It's A Sleeperupdated: Mon Apr 29 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Hello, Mr. Chips (Goodbye, Mr. Film) Hollywood gets ready to go digital. All it will take is $1.6 billion, more updated: Mon Aug 16 1999 00:01:00

"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 ...

Fortune: Studios Beg for a Minute of Mr. Lucas' Timeupdated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Edgar Bronfman actually has a strategy--with a twist Let others bulk up on cable. The Seagram heir is challenging updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The Dream Factories Reborn Fifty years after the demise of the studio system, Hollywood's back lots are busier--and grander--thaupdated: Mon Feb 16 1998 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Business Opportunities In Space FORGET SEEKING OUT NEW LIFE; LET'S MAKE SOME MONEYupdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

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. ...

Fortune: THE NO. 1 IN CABLE TV HAS BIG PLANS John Malone's Tele-Communications Inc. is the world's largest owner of cable TV systems. Alrupdated: Mon Jun 28 1993 00:01:00

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 -...

Fortune: WILL SONY MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD? The Japanese put $6.5 billion into the biggest-grossing U.S. moviemaker on the theory that its fupdated: Mon Sep 09 1991 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: HOW DISNEY KEEPS THE MAGIC GOING Want to turn your company into an idea factory without losing financial control? Try CEO Eisnerupdated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

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....

Fortune: LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD HIT MEN You think your business faces uncertainty? Studio chiefs grapple with some of the worst. In this updated: Mon Aug 29 1988 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: HE PUT THE KICK BACK INTO COKE The 101-year-old company's boss, a brainy chemical engineer from Havana, is not afraid to break wupdated: Mon Oct 26 1987 00:01:00

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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