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  • Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes rules out HBO spin-off

    Some on Wall Street have been urging Time Warner to spin off its crown jewel -- HBO -- into a separate company. But Jeff Bewkes, chief executive of Time Warner, said he had no intention of hiving off HBO. "We are not going to do that," Bewkes said...
  • Cannes Winner Timothy Spall Joins Haunted House Drama 'Enfield Haunting'

    LONDON -- Timothy Spall, who won the best actor prize at Cannes for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," has joined the cast of haunted house TV drama "The Enfield Haunting." U.K. satcaster BSkyB has commissioned the three-part dramatization of real events that...
  • Fox's BSkyB Gets Greenlight from European Union to Create Pay TV Giant

    LONDON -- U.K. satcaster BSkyB has cleared the first of the hurdles as it seeks to create a pan-European pay TV giant. On Thursday, the company said it had received unconditional clearance from the European Commission, the executive arm of the...
  • For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley

     For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley
    Studio execs from 20th Century Fox met with Oscar consultants a few days ago to mull this question: What happens when the year's most acclaimed acting turn to date comes in a movie that skews about two generations too young for most film academy members?...
  • News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin

    News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
    Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada. Harlequin, the world-famous publisher of romance novels, will operate as a separate unit within HarperCollins...
  • Resolution talent agency lands Chinese investor

    Resolution talent agency lands Chinese investor
    In what is being billed as the first investment by a Chinese firm in a Hollywood talent agency, Beijing-based Bison Capital Holdings has acquired a stake in Century City-based Resolution, the company announced Tuesday. Resolution, a talent and...
  • BSkyB Confirms Talks with 21st Century Fox over European Pay TV Merger

    CANNES -- U.K. satcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports that it is looking to acquire 21st Century Fox's stakes in pay TV operators Sky Deutschland in Germany and Sky Italia in Italy. The company said in a statement Monday, "BSkyB believes at the right...
  • Virtual Reality Poised for Mass Entertainment, but Can Hollywood Make It Happen?

    Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?" Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
  • China's Mature Dealmaking at Cannes Proves It's a Player on the World Stage

    Seeing Gong Li on the Croisette for Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home" was a reminder of the last time she trod the carpet at Cannes for a Zhang film -- in 1995 for "Shanghai Triad." And while that wasn't so long ago, it seems like eons considering the great...
  • Making Sense of Rupert Murdoch's Next Big Moves

    Coming off a year marked by splits, including his empire and marriage, can you blame Rupert Murdoch for making 2014 all about bringing companies together? That's the modus operandi at 21st Century Fox. Earlier this month, the conglom confirmed its intent...
  • Apple Pays for Lack of Vision With Beats Acquisition (Analysis)

    Money isn't everything. But Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, made official on Wednesday, proved that everybody thinks it is. The over-analysis of the reasoning behind Apple's offer, which began long before the acquisition was...