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Box office: 'Maze Runner' launches to $1.1 million Thursday night

"The Maze Runner," 20th Century Fox's post-apocalyptic teen thriller, opened solidly on Thursday night as it looks to take the top box office spot in its first weekend.

Lionsgate acquires distribution rights for 'The SMOSH Movie'

Nearly 10 years after Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started their YouTube channel SMOSH, the comedic duo will head to the big screen.

Chinese TV censor's conviction points to 'common' bribery problem

It’s a fact of life in the Chinese media world: If you want to get on the air, you first must pass the censors. But recent events show that getting approved might be as easy as signing a check.

'Maze Runner' may outrace 'Tombstones,' 'This Is Where I Leave You'

"The Maze Runner," the latest young adult book adaptation to hit the big screen, is expected to speed past other newcomers at the box office this weekend.

Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid

Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner.

NBC's 'Mysteries of Laura' is helped by 'America's Got Talent' lead-in

A lead-in from the Season 9 finale of NBC's "America's Got Talent" helped "Mysteries of Laura" open strong in what was an overall solid night for the network.

Directors Guild report highlights lack of progress on diversity hiring

Cable channels and broadcast networks have made little progress when it comes to hiring female and minority directors on episodic television shows.

Franchise-powered Disney can't rest on laurels, studio president says

Walt Disney Studios is riding its big tent-pole movies to box-office success, having put out the two biggest movies of the year so far: "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Part 1 finale boosts NBC to No. 1

Despite the fall returns of several TV shows, summer favorites "America's Got Talent" and "Big Brother" dominated the viewer ratings Wednesday night among the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Report: Women's employment in prime-time TV 'plateaued' in 2013-2014

Though Julianna Margulies said in her Emmys acceptance speech that it's "a wonderful time for women on television," a report issued on Tuesday suggests that may not be the case. 

Chinese studio Huayi Bros. to invest $130 million in new U.S. branch

After dominating mainland China’s 2013 box office with $487.6 million in receipts, Beijing-based studio Huayi Brothers Media Corp. has announced plans to expand into the United States.

TV ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' tackles 'Biggest Loser' debut

Final ratings for the debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" won't be out until later, but it clearly had an impact on rival NBC's season premiere of "The Biggest Loser."

Hulu to stream L.A. Times' short-form videos

The Los Angeles Times announced Friday that millions of viewers will now be able to stream The Times’ short-form videos on Hulu.

SAG-AFTRA and producers reach deal on a new animation contract

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing Hollywood actors and other performers, has struck a deal with the major studios on new contracts covering animated production.

'Dolphin Tale 2' to top 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' thriller 'No Good Deed'

“Dolphin Tale 2” may splash ahead of thriller “No Good Deed” and four-time box office winner “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend.

YouTube U.S. ad revenue to cross $1 billion this year, eMarketer says

U.S. advertising revenue for YouTube, the biggest Internet video website, could reach $1.13 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm eMarketer.

TV ratings: Obama address delays programs; 'Big Brother' wins key demo

The season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" helped Fox tie NBC for No. 1 Wednesday night in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings.

'Late Show With David Letterman' ex-intern drops class-action lawsuit

A former unpaid intern for “Late Show With David Letterman” has dropped her class-action lawsuit against CBS and Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, days after filing the suit.

Maker's monthly views have more than doubled since Disney buy

Monthly views of YouTube network Maker Studios' videos have increased to 9 billion, according to the Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo.

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