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  • Jury Sworn in for U.K. Phone Hacking Trial

    LONDON -- The jury of nine women and three men at the U.K. phone-hacking trial were sworn in Tuesday. The judge, Mr Justice Saunders, warned them not to discuss the case with anyone except each other, and not to comment about the case on social media....
  • Chernin Group In Talks to Acquire Control of Asian Video Site Crunchyroll

    Chernin Group, the media company run by former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin, is in advanced discussions to acquire a controlling stake in Asian video website Crunchyroll, according to industry sources. The investment, which is not a done deal yet, would...
  • 'Ender's Game' to score at box office. Tabloid trial gets tawdry.

    'Ender's Game' to score at box office. Tabloid trial gets tawdry.
    After the coffee. Before unloading the leftover candy. The Skinny: After having to get up at 5 a.m. for earnings calls the last two days (thank you, Comcast and Time Warner Cable), I got to sleep until 5:35 a.m. this morning. Boy do I feel rested! Hope...
  • Producer Nicky Weinstock Joins Lionsgate to Spearhead 10/90 Shows (EXCLUSIVE)

    Lionsgate TV and Debmar-Mercury have recruited producer Nicky Weinstock to oversee creative development of comedies produced using its innovative "10/90" deal template. Lionsgate TV topper Kevin Beggs is bringing in an exec to specifically focus on its...
  • David Hill Takes Helm of Nat Geo Channels, Courteney Monroe Upped to CEO

    News Corp. vet David Hill is in and David Lyle is out at National Geographic Channels U.S. Hill will serve as chairman of the channels group. Nat Geo TV marketing exec Courteney Monroe (pictured) has also been upped to CEO of National Geographic Channels...
  • Facts on Pacts: Variety Eyes First-Look Deals

    Hollywood's six major studios have hardly rolled out the welcome mat in recent years for producers who aren't delivering tentpoles. And that's opened the way for other players to step up. Variety's updated Facts on Pacts reveals that the number of on-...
  • Liberty Media Ranks as 2013′s Most Profitable Media/Entertainment Company

    Liberty Media Corp. emerged as the most profitable media and entertainment company in 2013, according to SNL Kagan's rankings for the year. Liberty Media's net income of about $8.99 billion came mostly after a one-time gain associated with its takeover...
  • Kashkari raises $1.3 million for gubernatorial bid

    Kashkari raises $1.3 million for gubernatorial bid
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has raised $1.3 million in the two months since he kicked off his campaign and has about $900,000 in the bank, according to disclosures filed with the state on Monday. Kashkari’s campaign wants to raise...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised...
  • Jack Griffin named Tribune Publishing CEO; Eddy Hartenstein chairman

    Jack Griffin named Tribune Publishing CEO; Eddy Hartenstein chairman
    Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately...
  • Does Rupert Murdoch Merit a Spot in the TV Hall of Fame?

    Inducting Rupert Murdoch into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on March 11 sounds like a no-brainer. Few have done more in the past 30 years to reshape the TV business, from the launch of the Fox broadcasting network to the fledgling outfit's...