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  • Sun Valley: Cable Consolidation, Murdoch and Digital Disruption Among Big Themes

    Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making. The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
  • 'Transformers' crushes 'Tammy,' 'Evil' to lead weekend box office

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • California Film Commission selects 26 projects for tax credits

    California Film Commission selects 26 projects for tax credits
    The California Film Commission has selected 26 film and television productions to receive a total of $100 million in tax credits meant to spur the state's showbiz economy.  There were a record 497 submissions and the winners were chosen in a lottery...
  • Viacom's Music Group Launches Director Diversity Program

    Viacom's Music Group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO, has launched its Director Diversity Program. The VMN Spectrum Director Diversity Program is designed to help attract and provide training for diverse candidates interested in gaining experience...
  • Chinese Box Office Sets First Half Record

    HONG KONG - "Transformers- Age of Extinction" enjoyed a huge debut in China and it topped a massive week for Hollywood in the Middle Kingdom. But the highest scoring film of the year so far remains Chinese. And with local and Hollywood titles powering...
  • Pharrell, Minaj lead BET award winners; Lionel Richie honored

    Pharrell, Minaj lead BET award winners; Lionel Richie honored
    R&B star Pharrell, rapper Nicki Minaj and newcomer August Alsina led the winners at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards on Sunday, which also honored veteran soul singer Lionel Richie. Pharrell kicked off the show with "Come Get It Bae"...
  • Aereo loses in Supreme Court; Sumner Redstone's female problems

    Aereo loses in Supreme Court; Sumner Redstone's female problems
    After the coffee. Before going into Aereo withdrawal. The Skinny: I watched the first episode of HBO's "The Leftovers." I'm intrigued but need to see one or two more episodes to determine whether I'll get hooked. Thursday's roundup includes all the...
  • 'Transformers': The Anatomy of a Cross-Platform Money Maker

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" barrels into multiplexes June 27, hell-bent on global domination. With a pricetag north of $210 million after rebates, it's one of the summer's most expensive titles. But the action franchise is a cash cow for Paramount...
  • Comedy Central Ups Jim Sharp to Exec VP, Original Programming and Development

    Comedy Central has promoted veteran network exec Jim Sharp to West coast exec VP original programming and development. The former senior VP will report to content development and original programming prexy Kent Alterman and continue to oversee...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...