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  • Hollywood is looking to cash in on summer blockbusters

    Hollywood's studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up. The movie industry is on track to beat last year's box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend's blockbuster opening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...
  • 'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps

    'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps
    Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film. In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
  • Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation

     Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation
    Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
  • Pharrell Williams, a 'Happy' and busy guy

    Pharrell Williams, a 'Happy' and busy guy
    Pharrell Williams looked wiped out. Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
  • Academy president on Oscar song: 'It's not about a punishment'

    Academy president on Oscar song: 'It's not about a punishment'
    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...
  • Academy: 'Alone' composer 'should have been more cautious'

    Academy: 'Alone' composer 'should have been more cautious'
    The Motion Picture Academy released its first statement Saturday since revoking the Oscar nomination of Bruce Broughton, the composer of "Alone Yet Not Alone," which would have been one of the five contenders for original song at this year's Academy...
  • Voices rising amid 'Alone Yet Not Alone's' removal from Oscar running

    Voices rising amid 'Alone Yet Not Alone's' removal from Oscar running
    First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music. For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
  • Comcast halts subscriber losses; NBCUniversal profit soars

    Comcast halts subscriber losses; NBCUniversal profit soars
    Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses. For the three months ended Dec....
  • Grammys 2014: 'Maleficent,' Julia Roberts offer surprise film moments

    Grammys 2014: 'Maleficent,' Julia Roberts offer surprise film moments
    The Grammy Awards are first and foremost a celebration of pop music, but Sunday night's ceremony also had copious connections to the world of movies. Here's a look at some of the subtle and shameless film hyping, trailer dropping and Oscar campaigning....
  • Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets contract extension

    Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets contract extension
    Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who assumed her post after Adam Fogelson was ousted from the position last fall, has had her contract renewed through 2017. Her role at the Comcast Corp.-owned studio is also expanding. Langley, who currently...
  • Oscar Nominations 2014: 'Frozen,' 'Despicable Me 2' but no Pixar

    Oscar Nominations 2014: 'Frozen,' 'Despicable Me 2' but no Pixar
    The Oscar nominees for animated feature this year reflect shifts in an art form that has become an increasingly crucial part of the movie business. There is the return of an industry giant, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which saw its blockbuster...