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Box office: Will Smith's 'Focus' debuts to $900,000 Thursday night

Warner Bros.' "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, opened with $900,000 in domestic ticket sales from Thursday night pre-shows. 

Sony Pictures digital president Bob Osher exits

Bob Osher, Sony Pictures' digital productions president, is exiting, the latest executive change for the Culver City studio. 

Content producers cheer FCC passage of net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission's landmark vote on open Internet rules is being cheered by some in Hollywood who see the Internet as the new frontier for creativity and free expression.

TV ratings: 'Empire' up for seventh week in a row

The Lyon family was on top of the TV ratings again, with "Empire" continuing its growth streak for the seventh week in a row.

Jackie Chan's 'Dragon Blade' rules Chinese box office during holiday

The 3-D historical action movie “Dragon Blade” starring Jackie Chan ruled at mainland cinemas over the Chinese New Year holiday, raking in $54.4 million in a record-breaking week for the country’s box office.

DreamWorks Animation posts big loss in fourth quarter

DreamWorks Animation posted a loss of $263.2 million in the fourth quarter, as the company was buffeted by restructuring costs and impairment charges from its recent film releases.

Lionsgate invests in video game company Telltale

"Hunger Games" studio Lionsgate has made a significant investment in video game developer and publisher Telltale Games, paving the way for the companies to collaborate on new games and TV shows. 

NBCUniversal sees growth in theme parks and movie studio

NBCUniversal revenue last year increased 7.5% to $25.4 billion with improvements at the NBC broadcast network, cable channels and theme parks.

Comcast says Time Warner Cable merger is on track

Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said Tuesday he expects the federal government will approve his company's $45-billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and that the deal will be complete by this summer.

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios sues Comcast for $20 billion

Television entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20-billion racial discrimination lawsuit against cable giants Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

KTTV-KCOP general manager Kevin Hale to retire

Kevin Hale announced his retirement as longtime vice president and general manager at Fox-owned KTTV and KCOP.

O'Reilly still defending Falklands reporting amid ex-colleague's charges

Scrutiny of Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly’s reporting on the 1982 Falklands war protests isn’t going away.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' sinks 73% in 2nd weekend, still tops box office

“Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73% from its opening, but an estimated $23.2-million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie's domestic haul so far to $130.1 million.

Mayor Garcetti debuts new film marketing effort

A day before the Oscars, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rolled out his own Hollywood campaign.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend

Despite an anticipated drop in ticket sales, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is poised to dominate the box office for a second weekend.

Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog.

Hulu acquires rights to 'CSI' in first-of-its-kind deal for the CBS drama

Could "CSI: Hulu" be the next installment in the storied franchise? Don't count on it. But "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is looking to bring its grisly crime-solving to the streaming site.

Rep. Tony Cardenas blasts proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) on Wednesday became one of the first members of the U.S. House to publicly oppose a proposed merger of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

'American Sniper' gives Warner Bros. a needed boost

Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman and his colleagues huddled in a darkened screening room on the Burbank lot.

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