Sony has rejected Third Point’s proposal that it spinoff as much as 20% of its studio and other entertainment assets, saying that a “rights or public offering is not consistent with the company’s…
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Stepping up criticism of Sony Pictures Entertainment, private equity firm Third Point said that Sony leadership was giving “free passes” to chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal…
Dire predictions swirled around this year's slate of pricey pics. Now, after a number of colossal flops, Hollywood is left to wonder if its swing-for-the-fences paradigm has struck out.
Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and launched sales company FilmNation as the world went into a recession.
Transactional attorneys include Harry "Skip" Brittenham, P. John Burke, Stan Coleman, George Cooke, Jay L. Cooper, Jacqueline Eckhouse, Craig Emanuel, Matt Galsor, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Joel A. Katz…
Relativity Media has grown at a fast clip the past few years as Ryan Kavanaugh revved up his film and TV operations. But that expansion has been fueled by new investors and pricey debt, leading…
Who knows where the time goes? As another action-packed year in showbiz and media draws to a close, it's a good time to make a mental inventory of the people and companies poised to make news in 2013.
Attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment
A look at new players to the fest, including Dignity Film Finance, Solar Pictures and Swarovski Entertainment.
CBS has tapped Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press as co-presidents of the CBS Films division. Press has been consulting for the studio since 2010 and Hammer previously served as the Chief Operating…
As tentpoles take over the Hollywood development slate, a host of moneymen --from private equity players to high net worth individuals -- has taken up the slack, financing and developing pics to fill…