Amid a flood of consumer entertainment options, theater owners are looking to digital cinema and related opportunities to shore up their own competitiveness.
In Los Angeles, the stogie trend hit its peak about eight years ago - about the same time state workplace laws made it largely illegal to smoke indoors. Local cigar lounges took the hit hard; one…
ShoWest 2005 will be a mix of the familiar and the new, and chief among the latter will be Motion Picture Assn. topper Dan Glickman's first state of the industry address.
Film and video distributor First Look Media and DEJ Prods., a theatrical and video supplier owned by Blockbuster, have inked a deal for First Look to distribute most DEJ titles.
MGM shares dipped and Sony stock rose a day after reports of a possible Lion takeover by the Japanese-controlled studio, with those perfs reflecting market skepticism that a deal will be sealed any…
Sony is courting MGM -- again. Coming on hot and heavy in a new round of talks, the conglom has joined forces with two financial players, Texas Pacific Group and Providence Equity Partners, in a…
In an unusual 11th-hour move, 20th Century Fox said Monday that it's debuting Denzel Washington starrer "Man on Fire" two days early in Gotham and L.A., unspooling in single venues in those markets…
Some 73% of participants in the Disney 401(k) plan voted against retaining CEO Michael Eisner on the Disney board. Then-presiding director George Mitchell was opposed by 64% of plan members.
A surge of Easter-weekend business for "The Passion of the Christ" will pump life into a busy box office frame catering to every demographic segment. Weekend will have five wide openers, including…
MGM management confirmed Tuesday studio's plans to recommend a one-time dividend of $8 a share. A brief Lion statement said only that directors will be asked to approve the plan after a related…
A fledgling bicoastal facilities-management group has formally taken over the ownership and operation of Culver Studios and a nearby office building from Sony. Lehman Bros., Pacifica Ventures and…