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  • Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails

    Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails
    I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an...
  • Fox's Newman and Walden one of Hollywood's most lucrative partnerships

    Fox's Newman and Walden one of Hollywood's most lucrative partnerships
    Most Hollywood marriages don't turn out like this. Fifteen years ago, several executives were jockeying for a plum position running 20th Century Fox Television, the production company behind "The Simpsons" and "Ally McBeal." The boss made a decision,...
  • Rupert Murdoch defends cast selection for 'Exodus' movie

    Rupert Murdoch defends cast selection for 'Exodus' movie
    LOS ANGELES - 21st Century Fox CEO and media mogul Rupert Murdoch is defending the Anglo-led cast of the upcoming Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Murdoch, whose 21st Century Fox owns 20th Century Fox, the studio producing "Exodus," took to...
  • In college football politics, only selection committee's vote matters

    In college football politics, only selection committee's vote matters
    The midterm, low-turnout, national elections of early November have given way to a season in which the political froth can't be contained in its own moonshine jug. We are two Sundays removed from a vote that will ultimately decide who will become...
  • Italian Producers Up In Arms Over New Regs For Prop Firearms On Movie Sets

    ROME - Italian producers are up in arms over the introduction of allegedly inapplicable new rules regulating the use of prop firearms on movie sets. These new norms are causing local film and TV productions to grind to a halt and could reportedly pose a...
  • Live Nation, Vice to launch digital music platform

    Live Nation, Vice to launch digital music platform
    Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music, documentaries and other programming to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday....
  • Rupert Murdoch shows off sons to shareholders, but keeps a firm grip

    Rupert Murdoch shows off sons to shareholders, but keeps a firm grip
    Rupert Murdoch had his modern media empire family on display for shareholders. The 83-year-old media mogul on Wednesday presided over 21st Century Fox’s annual shareholders meeting, in which he was overwhelmingly reelected as chairman of the...
  • Live Nation, Vice Media announce plans for music-themed platform

    Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Vice Media announced on Wednesday the launch of a new music-themed video service for mobile phones, Internet and TV. The platform, which will begin rolling out in 2015, will feature original artist-driven content, live...
  • DreamWorks Animation in deal talks with Hasbro

    DreamWorks Animation in deal talks with Hasbro
    DreamWorks Animation is in talks to sell the company to toy giant Hasbro Inc., said a person familiar with the negotiations. The Glendale studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies has been in  discussions to combine operations...
  • BSkyB Partners with Whistle Sports in Push to Capture Young Audiences

    LONDON -- European pay TV operator BSkyB, in which Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has a 39% stake, has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, one of the world's largest sport-focused cross-platform networks. The two companies will work together to...
  • Wall Street talks, companies respond -- by axing thousands of jobs

    Wall Street talks, companies respond -- by axing thousands of jobs
    Today's Times business page has a grim cast to it, related to reports of thousands of layoffs provoked not by a bad business climate but by Wall Street investors dissatisfied with their income.  If you're looking for a mockery of the image of wealthy...