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Ryan Kavanaugh and investors to buy Relativity, minus TV business

Relativity Media founder Ryan Kavanaugh says he has won back the bulk of his bankrupt studio in an auction for the company's assets.  Kavanaugh on Sunday reached a deal with lenders to acquire everything except Relativity's television business, the company said. The deal comes after court filings...

Relativity lenders to pay $125 million for its TV business

Senior lenders to Relativity Media have agreed to pay $125 million for the troubled studio's television business, according to court documents filed Saturday. The deal could leave the remaining Relativity assets -- including the film unit -- in the hands of its founder and chief executive Ryan...

Viewers flock to Fox News and CNN for coverage of Oregon college shooting

Brian Williams was back on MSNBC for Thursday afternoon's coverage of the Oregon community college shooting, but it was CNN that saw the biggest audience gain as the story unfolded, while Fox News Channel led the pack. From 2:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern time, Fox News Channel's coverage led by Shepard...

YouTube announces new features for kids app

YouTube unveiled new features for its kids app Thursday, a move that underscores the video platform's efforts to make the app more family-friendly. "When we announced the app, we said YouTube Kids was our first step in reimagining YouTube for families," the Google-owned video platform said in a...

Shelley Zimmerman joins YouTube-star launching pad AwesomenessTV as head of scripted series

Warner Horizon Television's Shelley Zimmerman has been tapped as head of scripted series for AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV, which is owned by DreamWorks Animation and Hearst Corp., has grown into one of the Web's biggest multichannel networks for emerging online talent. The network, which has more...

Imax China moves ahead with IPO

Despite a downturn in the stock market in China, Imax Corp. is moving ahead with plans for a public stock offering in the world's most populous country. The Toronto-based big screen theater technology company, which has a large operation in Los Angeles, said in a regulatory filing that it will...

Trump's bump on cable news is real, but Fox's Megyn Kelly still rules

Donald Trump's momentum is stalling in the Republican presidential primary polls, but he's already left his mark on the Nielsen ratings for cable news.

China's quota on foreign movies may persist, analyst says

Despite deepening ties with Hollywood, China may not be ready to scrap an unpopular quota that restricts the number of foreign movies it allows into the country.

Lew Dickey out as CEO of radio giant Cumulus

Cumulus Media's Chief Executive Lew Dickey is stepping down amid the Atlanta radio giant's struggles. Dickey, who co-founded Cumulus in 1997, has served as CEO for the last 16 years. 

Fox nominates activist shareholder Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital to board

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has added a seat to its board of directors to accommodate Jeffrey W. Ubben, an activist shareholder whose ValueAct Capital Management has accumulated a nearly 6% voting interest in the media company...

'The Martian' expected to win weekend

"The Martian" is poised to dominate the first weekend of October at the box office with very little competition in the way.

China box office hits $5 billion as 'Lost in Hong Kong' has $107-million weekend

The Chinese-language comedy "Lost in Hong Kong" was anything but lost last week at the mainland box office, raking in $107 million from Friday to Sunday - a record opening weekend for a Chinese film. 

'Hotel Transylvania 2' tops predecessor's September record with $47.5 million launch

"Hotel Transylvania 2" outpaced its predecessor to become the biggest September opening of all time.

Fandango buys Brazil's biggest online movie ticketer

Fandango, the Los Angeles-based online movie-ticketing service owned by NBCUniversal, is expanding into Latin America's largest film market.

Zoe Saldana to create digital content for AwesomenessTV's Millennial Mom network

Actress Zoe Saldana is teaming up with new millennial mom-geared network AweStruck to create digital content.

How's this for a #tbt: Nickelodeon announces launch date for '90s-centric initiative 'The Splat'

Just in time for #tbt, Nickelodeon has announced the launch date for its block of classic '90s programs it's been teasing in recent weeks.

Early ratings indicate viewers accept Brian Williams' return on MSNBC

Pope Francis emphasizes forgiveness, and apparently, MSNBC viewers agree, at least when it comes to Brian Williams.

'Hotel Transylvania 2' is expected scare up the biggest box office

September is expected to finish strong at the box office with boosts from new offerings.

Why Warner Bros. new Lego video game budget rivals what it pays for a tentpole movie

Batman was in trouble. Not from the Joker but the Wicked Witch of the West, who was throwing everything she had at the caped crusader: fire balls, an army of dive-bombing monkeys and sinister shrieks of "I'll get you, my pretty."

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