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DRAGON LIFTS DREAMWORKS’ SHARES

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shares in DreamWorks Animation, which had been trading near their 52-week low, shot up more than 8 percent in early trading today (Thursday), following news that the company had beaten analysts’ expectations in its third quarter. DWA posted net income of $11.9 million, up 18 percent from the $10.1 million it earned during the comparable […]

CAMERON: WHEN MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES MERGE

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James Cameron foresees the day when feature films will incorporate some of the aspects of video games. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal-sponsored digital conference in Laguna Beach, CA, Cameron observed, "At what point are we going to say cinema is cinema, games are games, is there a new narrative art form that involves aspects […]

WILL CHINA BOYCOTT TAIWAN’S GOLDEN HORSE FESTIVAL?

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Nothing’s official yet — only rumors — but Taiwanese officials are voicing concerns about the possibility that mainland China will boycott its annual Golden Horse film awards ceremony. According to the unsubstantiated report that appeared on Weibo, China’s version of Facebook, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARF) has notified its […]

FCC MAY GIVE AEREO A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled on Thursday that he would be willing to propose new rules that would allow Internet services to offer TV programs online — a move that would revive the recently killed-off Aereo service and pave the way for similar services. Wheeler observed that consumers have "long complained about how their cable […]

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEATS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

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CBS wrapped up its first season of Thursday Night Football with its coverage of the San Diego Chargers/Denver Broncos game leading the weekly Nielsen ratings list. It was the first time that the Thursday telecast had topped NBC’s Sunday Night Football in the ratings. However, the numbers were close. The CBS telecast averaged 20.2 million […]

THE TOP TEN TV SHOWS: WEEK OF OCT. 20-26

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. Thursday Night Football, CBS, 12.3/21; 2. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 10.9/17; 3. NCIS, CBS, 10.5/17; 4. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 9.9/16; 5. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 9.6/15; 6. 60 Minutes, CBS, 8.5/13; 7. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 8.3/13; 8. World Series […]

FOOTBALL ON ESPN ONCE AGAIN OUTDRAWS BROADCAST SHOWS

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football drew a bigger audience on Monday than any primetime program on broadcast TV. The game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys averaged 18.8 million viewers and peaked outside of primetime — during the 11:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. quarter hour — to 22.5 million, when the Redskins pulled out […]

WHERE DO FORMER BROADCAST NEWS HOSTS GO? TO YAHOO!

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Two former broadcast anchors who lost their multimillion-dollars jobs when ratings for the shows they fronted crashed will be presiding over midterm election coverage for Yahoo! David Gregory, who was fired as host of Meet the Press in August and replaced by Chuck Todd, will be joining Katie Couric, the former Today show and CBS […]

LIONSGATE. REDBOX SIGN NEW DEAL — NO 28-DAY DELAY

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Clearly Lionsgate doesn’t believe that allowing Redbox and Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service to rent its films beginning the day they are released has hurt its sales. The studio announced on Tuesday that it had signed a new agreement with Redbox that would continue to make its movies available for rent at more than 44,000 Redbox kiosks […]

CAPTAIN MARVEL TO BECOME A WOMAN IN SUPERHERO MOVIE

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Shazam! Just by shouting that word, the teenager Billy Batson was able to transform himself into Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. Well, it would seem that by shouting that word, he’ll now become a woman. Actually, all we really know at this point is that Marvel plans to produce a Captain Marvel superhero — […]

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