Universal Pictures vice chairman and COO Rick Finkelstein has died, the studio confirmed on Wednesday. He was 64. The longtime executive, who had overseen the worldwide home entertainment and…
The Motion Picture Association of America
The MPAA has hired John McCoskey, previously chief technology officer of pubcaster PBS, as executive VP and CTO. In addition, the trade group named Alex Deacon to the newly created position of senior…
Veteran industry exec Ruth Vitale is coming on board to head the entertainment industry’s anti-piracy Creative America initiative, which is backed by the motion picture and television businesses and…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
The Weinstein Co. will have the chance to make its case Friday over naming rights to Lee Daniels' "The Butler," two and a half weeks after Warner Bros. won an arbitration over the title.
Legendary Pictures' Chinese venture Legendary East has been looking for a partner to produce a slate of tentpole titles in China since parting ways with distributor Huayi Brothers in January 2012…
At a Beverly Hills Hotel ceremony this week, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd noted that he’s been on the job just 24 months, and he’s already getting an award. Kudos are a familiar Hollywood ritual, but in…
Industry confab CinemaCon kicked off its third annual installment today in Las Vegas with record attendance during its opening International Day, devoting an entire panel discussion to the challenges…
Global box office reached a record $34.7 billion. Check. International B.O. also grew to record heights, thanks largely to an unprecedented surge at the Chinese box office. Check and check. Those…
Global box office grew to a record $34.7 billion in 2012, with domestic totals reaching a benchmark $10.8 billion, according to the annual theatrical statistics report released today by the Motion…
The MPAA has appointed mobile marketing vet Diane Strahan as the org's chief operating officer.
In the 14 months since Christopher Dodd took the top job at the Motion Picture Assn. of America, he's been scrambling to get up to speed.