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  • Regal Entertainment Forecasts Strong Environment for Theater Acquisitions

    Regal Entertainment Group is a buyer in a market that could soon be filled with sellers, the theater chain's top execs said Thursday at the Gabelli Movie & Entertainment Conference. The box office this year is expected to be down from last year, as 2014&...
  • Disney Throws a Box Office Curve with 'Million Dollar Arm'

    From "The Avengers" to the upcoming "Star Wars" sequels, Walt Disney Studios has positioned itself as Hollywood's most formidable home run hitter. On Friday, when the studio trots out "Million Dollar Arm," it will see if it can still play small ball. The...
  • Can 'Creativity' and 'Corporate' Somehow Work Hand-in-Hand?

    I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages. Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
  • Tips for surviving Star Wars Weekends 2014

    Tips for surviving Star Wars Weekends 2014
    How you approach a trip to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios can make or break your experience, whether you are a casual or die-hard fan. The first round of Star Wars Weekends is in the books, but there are still four more three-day...
  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018

    Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018
    Walt Disney Studios has extended the contract of Chairman Alan Horn into 2018, the company said Thursday. Horn, who previously was the longtime president of Warner Bros., joined Disney in 2012. He oversees worldwide operations for the studio, which...
  • Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' &#9733 1/2
    "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
  • 'Transformers' to Smash Box Office Record in China, Viacom Chief Predicts

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. "It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
  • Disney Extends Chairman Alan Horn's Contract Through 2018

    Disney has reupped Alan Horn's contract as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios through 2018. The former president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment has been at Disney since June 2012. Horn, 71, oversees worldwide operations for...
  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Children who are fans of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" will soon have a chance to ride in full-size versions of two of the characters from the 2006 film. Petty Holdings, LLC and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin to life for...