| Feb 21, 2015
| 8:27 PM
There are no Lehigh Valley filmmakers in the running for Oscars this year, unlike 2014, when former Parkland High School student Chris Renaud was a nominee as director of "Despicable Me 2."
But that doesn't mean that there aren't a lot of local...
| Nov 18, 2014
Universal Pictures is ramping up in China.
The studio has been retooling since Comcast Corp. took over NBCUniversal nearly four years ago. The change of ownership brought new leadership at the century-old studio; Jeff Shell was named chairman of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comcast Corp. added 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers during the third quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth and boosting the company's earnings.
The gains more than offset Comcast's loss of 81,000 cable television...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
For the leading movie studios, coming off one of the worst summer box-office seasons in recent memory, next year can't come soon enough.
Theater operators such as Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment have already reported downturns in both...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Adam Fogelson, the former chairman of Universal Pictures, has been tapped to run the movie division of the new film and television studio founded by producer Robert Simonds. The hire elevates the profile of a fledgling venture that doesn't have a name yet...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After a disappointing second quarter earnings call Tuesday, it has become clear to analysts that DreamWorks Animation must alter the way it does business.
"I have no issue with the creative, DreamWorks Animation films are great," said David Miller of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service.
The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet and phone service.
The Philadelphia cable giant generated net income of $1.99 billion, or 76 cents a share, compared to $1.73 billion, or 65...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:11 AM
During her five seasons on "Saturday Night Live," comedic actress Nasim Pedrad made a name for herself skewering celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Arianna Huffington, Nicki Minaj and even Aziz Ansari (the latter, at least, in an unaired clip you can...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:45 AM
"Frozen" directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee got the news in Spanish Thursday morning that the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had nominated their film for best animated feature: The two had traveled from Dubai to Mexico City to promote the Walt Disney...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Cheryl Boone Issacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, clarified Saturday why the academy revoked the original song Oscar nomination of composer Bruce Broughton earlier this week.
"It's not about a punishment," Isaacs told...