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  • Competition for kid audiences moves to Internet screens

    Competition for kid audiences moves to Internet screens
    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...
  • Dwayne Johnson inks deal with Spike TV

    Dwayne Johnson inks deal with Spike TV
    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...
  • NBCUniversal developing a subscription comedy channel

    NBCUniversal developing a subscription comedy channel
    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...
  • Box office top 20: Will Smith's 'Focus' on top with $18.7M

    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,"...
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

    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...
  • Adam Goodman out as Paramount film president, offered production deal

    Adam Goodman out as Paramount film president, offered production deal
    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...
  • Paramount Pictures film President Adam Goodman is said to be exiting

    Paramount Pictures film President Adam Goodman is said to be exiting
    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...
  • Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

    Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
    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...
  • MTV architect Van Toffler to leave Viacom

    MTV architect Van Toffler to leave Viacom
    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...
  • Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit

    Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit
    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...
  • Comedy Central has 'short list' for Jon Stewart replacement

    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...