Mike White says he doesn't think Intel's virtual pay TV service plans are a good idea, saying his firm instead looks to offer niche broadband offers targeting millennials. NEW YORK – DirecTV chairman and CEO Mike White said ThursdayShow More Summary
The digital streaming company responds to broadcasters' attempts to interest the high court in a battle that could reshape the TV industry. In papers filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, Aereo says it is ready for the high court to review its legality. Show More Summary
A J.R.R. Tolkien dragon will torch the competition as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" slithers into theaters this weekend.
EXCLUSIVE: Meet the offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar’s. Disney Channel has ordered to production Descendants, its first live-action original movie tapping into Disney’s vault of classic fairytale characters. Show More Summary
Nothing says Happy Holidays like wrapping up a festering lawsuit before the end of the year. After three long legal years, the studio and assent management firm Content Partners have ended their film financing court battle. “The matter...Show More Summary
20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2 opens April 11, 2014 and features a returning voice cast that includes Anne Hathaway and Jessie Eisenberg as well as newcomers Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars and Kristn Chenoweth. The first pic in the series made $485 million worldwide when it came out during the same April week in 2011. Show More Summary
Nearly 9 million tuned in to A&E’s one-hour Duck Dynasty Christmas special last night. While that’s not the show’s biggest crowd this year — the season 4 debut clocked nearly 12 million in its premiere -- it’s a nearly 40% spike compared to last year’s holiday special. Show More Summary
Buyoed by the seven nominations snagged by "American Hustle," Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios with 15 Golden Globe nominations in film categories.
NBC late night show Saturday Night Live held an audition of African American comediennes at The Groundlings in Los Angeles this month. SNL holds showcase/auditions for potential new talent with some regularity in various locations. But this one attracted more media attention than usual because it was set up for black female hopefuls. Show More Summary
Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie"), Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known"), Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom"), Teller ("Tim's Vermeer"), James Toback ("Seduced and Abandoned") and Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel") tell the truth about telling the truth in THR's first documentarian roundtable. Show More Summary
Just over two months to the day after broadcasters petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a denied injunction against Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed streaming service today responded with “bring it on” essentially. “We have decided to not oppose the broadcasters’ petition for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie"), Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known"), Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom"), Teller ("Tim's Vermeer"), James Toback ("Seduced and Abandoned") and Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel") share secrets of making their acclaimed documentaries.
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, WGN America has landed American Dream, a suspense drama project executive produced by House creator David Shore and produced by Sony TV. Written/co-executive produced by feature scribe Wayne Beach...Show More Summary
YouTube vocal sensation Pentatonix joins such major-label acts as Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and Mary J. Blige with seasonal albums topping Billboard's top 200 chart.
The No. 1 satellite company will look at set-top box data to “determine cost/value tradeoffs” different channels offer — and then “prune/drop less popular channels when necessary” — it said today in an Investor Day gathering. ”Programming costs is the biggest issue affecting our industry,” CFO Pat Doyle says. Show More Summary
The doyen of reality competition series, CBS’ Survivor, is turning 30. CBS has ordered two more editions of television’s longest running reality competition series for the 2014-2015 season, its 29th and 30th. Five-time Emmy winner Jeff...Show More Summary
We scooped here last month that Joe Wright will direct Pan, the Jason Fuchs-scripted take on the Peter Pan myth that has come together fast at Warner Bros. Now the studio has set a June 26, 2015 release date for the pic, which will be in 3D. Show More Summary
With the clock running out on cast options, Showtime has formally made the decision not to proceed with high profile drama pilot The Vatican. The move had been widely expected as, by most accounts, the pilot didn’t come in as strong as everyone expected given its pedigree. Show More Summary
Forget everything the "Lone Survivor" actor-producer has achieved so far: It's only the beginning for the working-class kid from Boston, who wants to direct a blockbuster, own a studio -- and still find time for stardom. This story first appeared in the Dec. Show More Summary
"12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" lead the film entries, with "House of Cards" and "Behind the Candelabra" scoring the most TV mentions.