| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Listen up, little ones! You're at the epicenter of a brewing content battleground that heated up last week with several announcements: Netflix and Amazon are shelling out more bucks on children's content, and YouTube also upped the ante. With tykes...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:48 AM
As if Freedom grad Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson isn’t busy enough producing a new HBO documentary about a boot camp prison, the former WWE wrestler inked a deal to produce new shows for Spike TV.
At an Upfront presentation to...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:49 PM
NBCUniversal is preparing to launch a subscription digital comedy service aimed at millennial viewers who watch hours of entertainment on digital devices rather than the old-school TV.
NBC's proposed over-the-top service is expected to launch later this...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Will Smith's crime caper "Focus" debuted with $18.7 million, according to final figures Monday, while the previous North American box office leader, "Fifty Shades of Grey," sunk to fourth place.
The somewhat weak debut of Warner Bros.' R-rated "Focus,"...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 8:52 AM
Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.
According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:26 PM
Adam Goodman is leaving his job as the president of Paramount Pictures' film group, according to an internal memo from the studio's Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey.
In the note to staff obtained by The Times, Grey said Goodman is...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Adam Goodman is leaving his job as the president of Paramount Pictures' film group, according to a person close to the studio.
The Viacom-owned movie studio's domestic box-office market share has shrunk in recent years, and in 2014 ranked last among...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:29 AM
Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog.
Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:00 PM
One of the last of the MTV originals -- a man who helped introduce the world to "Beavis & Butthead," "The Real World," "Jackass," "The Osbournes," "Jersey Shore," and an infamous question posed to President Clinton: "Is it boxers or briefs?" -- is leaving...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Media mogul John Malone bought a significant stake in Hollywood studio Lionsgate in what could be part of a broader strategy to beef up his Starz cable network.
The billionaire, who is chairman of Liberty Media and considered an architect of the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:20 PM
Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign.
Also at issue: Whether Stewart, an executive producer for...