| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Sony Pictures Entertainment, under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb, is eyeing at least $100 million in budget cuts and has hired consultancy Bain & Co. to examine the studio's expenditures, according to a source with knowledge of the matter....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Neither White House invaders nor a team of aging comedians could expel "Monsters University" from the top of Rentrak's DVD sales chart.
The prequel to Pixar's hit computer-animated family film "Monsters, Inc." was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment, reeling from several box office disappointments and under assault from an activist shareholder, said at a Thursday morning meeting for investors that it would undergo a "significant shift" away from movies and toward the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Michael De Luca to be head of production for its Columbia Pictures unit.
De Luca, whose namesake production company has had a production and development deal with Columbia since 2004, will share the role with Hannah...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Sony Corp.'s movie unit -- for months the focus of scrutiny from activist hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb -- posted an operating loss of $181 million for the company's fiscal second quarter, a major contributor to its overall poor performance.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:04 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make a short week shorter.
The Skinny: Sunday nights aren't the same without "Mad Men" or "Veep" but I am enjoying Netflix's new show "Orange Is the Black," which debuts for regular folks later this month....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was a concern from the minute the arms race to bring out the two movies began: does an American filmgoing audience want to see two films about terrorists taking over the White House?
This past weekend, we learned the answer: not especially.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Summer moviegoing is usually about the stars, the spectacle and the sizzle.
But in a trend that's mystifying Hollywood, this summer's box office is being driven by films with modest ambitions, including relatively inexpensive comedies, lower budget...