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Relativity Media's highflying chief heads for crash landing

Entertainment entrepreneur Ryan Kavanaugh, the financial whiz who piloted his own helicopter and sought to rewrite the Hollywood rules of engagement, has been grounded.

Relativity Media confirms 75 layoffs, one-fifth of its staff

Relativity Media, the beleaguered movie and television studio run by Ryan Kavanaugh, is cutting a fifth of its staff, the Beverly Hills company confirmed Wednesday. 

Warner Bros. Pictures distribution president Dan Fellman to step down

Dan Fellman, the veteran president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, will step down from his job by the end of year, the studio announced.

Tina Fey and other Netflix talent weigh in on working in a ratings-free zone

It's locked up more securely than the ladies at Litchfield Penitentiary in "Orange Is the New Black": It's Netflix's viewership data.

Relativity Media, said to be nearing bankruptcy, is cutting 50 jobs

Ryan Kavanaugh's beleaguered entertainment company, Relativity Media, is cutting roughly 50 workers as the 11-year-old studio nears a possible bankruptcy filing, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

'Mission: Impossible,' 'Vacation' to kick off slower summer month at box office

The box office is shaping up for a slow start in August, with the latest "Mission Impossible" expected to open with modest ticket sales this weekend.

California Film Commission receives 254 applications for tax credits

The California Film Commission said 254 projects had applied for the second round of the state's newly expanded film and television tax credit.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos still won't talk numbers but talks Adam Sandler

It took just six minutes for Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos to get hit with a question on viewership data Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.  

'Monkey King' breaks 'Kung Fu Panda 2' record in China as 'Monster Hunt' surges

Box-office records continued to drop like flies last week in China as the homegrown "Monkey King: Hero Is Back" surpassed "Kung Fu Panda 2" to become the top-grossing animated film in Chinese history and the live-action/animated "Monster Hunt" became the top-grossing Chinese movie of all time.

Netflix, on a roll, seeks to double its L.A.-area office space

Netflix, as it continues to bulk up its muscle within Hollywood, is now seeking to take up residence there.

Three takeaways from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's keynote at VidCon

YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki unveiled a series of product announcements, including a mobile redesign for the platform, during her keynote speech at VidCon on Thursday.

Shooting at Louisiana movie theater leaves 3 dead, including gunman

A gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, La., on Thursday night, killing two people and injuring seven, officials said.

FCC set to approve AT&T's purchase of DirecTV

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve AT&T's purchase of satellite service DirecTV, a $49-billion deal that would transform the phone giant into the nation's largest pay-television operator.

Parents at VidCon snap photos of their kids, hide out in 'parents' lounge'

Ron Roza used to travel the world to follow his idol, Bruce Springsteen. Now, he is traveling to follow his daughters' idol: Joey Graceffa.

Film studios respond to European antitrust allegations

While five of the six major film studios targeted by European regulators in an antitrust case considered their responses Thursday to what could eventually become a drawn-out legal fight, Walt Disney Co. vowed to fight the action. 

Universal movie blockbusters boost Comcast earnings

Universal Pictures' string of blockbusters, led by "Jurassic World," and "Furious 7," propelled cable giant Comcast's second-quarter earnings.

Tom Calderone to exit as president of VH1

Tom Calderone, president of VH1, is exiting his post after seven years.

'Pixels' to top fellow newcomers 'Paper Towns,' 'Southpaw'

"Pixels" is expected to edge slightly ahead of newcomers and holdovers in what likely will be another busy weekend at the summer box office.

AT&T, Starz distribution talks appear to stall

Talks between Starz, the premium pay TV service, and telecommunications giant AT&T appear to be stalling, which could lead to a loss of popular Starz and Encore programming for some subscribers.

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