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  1. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, More to Appear at NBC's Hurricane Sandy Benefit

    November 01, 2012 8:29 AM EDT NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the hour-long concert F ...

  2. Megaupload Lawyer Accused of Conflict of Interest By U.S. Government

    April 13, 2012 1:30 PM EDT In the coming prosecution of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, the U.S. government says that it intends to call as witnesses many Hollywood and tech executives, including officials from the Walt Disney Co., Fox, Time Warner, Paramount, YouTube and Go ...

  3. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  4. Twitter Simplifies In Bid to Engage More Users

    December 09, 2011 7:30 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is changing to address a paradox about a service that revolves around messages limited to just 140 characters. As simple as it sounds, the concept remains too confusing and frustrating for a lot of people. A redesign i ...

  5. Video: Steve Jobs Memorial Service Posted by Apple -- Features Coldplay, Norah Jones, Al Gore

    October 24, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Apple is allowing the general public to get a look at a heartfelt and star-studded memorial service it held for employees to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters last week. Apple Inc. posted a link on its website ...

  6. Yahoo Withdraws Hulu Bid (Report)

    October 11, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - Yahoo, which made an initial approach that kicked off a sales process for online joint venture Hulu, has withdrawn from the bidding process, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The auction continues with satellite TV firm Dish Netw ...

  7. Can Spotify and Hulu Move Forward Without Killing The Businesses They Rely On?

    June 14, 2011 11:24 AM EDT Traditional media wants to embrace streaming content. But for Spotify and Hulu , two leaders in on-demand music and TV, popularity with consumers often equals infamy with the media executives who rely on albums and primetime ads to make money. Str ...

  8. Disney is 2010's Top Licensor With $28.6 Billion in Retail Sales

    May 18, 2011 7:18 AM EDT NEW YORK - The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Consumer Products unit once again ranked as the top licensor in the world in 2010 with $28.6 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide, according to an annual ranking by License! Global ...

  9. Viacom's Philippe Dauman Tops Wall Street Journal's Highest-Paid CEOs List

    May 09, 2011 12:11 PM EDT CEOs of media, entertainment and TV giants claimed five of the top 10 spots on a Wall Street Journal list of executives with the highest compensation for 2010 . The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for the CEOs of 3 ...

  10. Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake Killed by Disney

    March 17, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed "Mars Needs Moms" producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," sources tell The Hollywood Reporte ...

  11. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  12. Bug Music Acquires Saban Music Group

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music, back in growth mode, has acquired the Saban Music Group catalog, which includes themes and background music from cartoons like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Addams Family Reunion and Princess Sissi. ...

  13. Billboard Q&A: Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During Michael Eisner's 21 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Co., he transformed it from a rudderless operator of theme parks and a family-friendly film studio into a diversified media conglomerate. Since stepping down as Disney's chief ex ...

  14. Music Label Video Site Vevo In Talks With CBS, NBC

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's technology platform, is in talks with CBS Corp and NBC to license and develop shows for the Web, according to two people familiar with the talks. ...

  15. The Mouse That Roared At Retail

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Wal-Mart in West Hills, in the far reaches of Southern California's San Fernando Valley, is just like every other Wal-Mart in the country -- crowded parking lot, cavernous warehouse, geriatric greeter. The uniformity is part of the point. ...

  16. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  17. Just Desserts For Banana Splits Fans

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based Warner Bros. Entertainment has joined forces with Universal Music Group to revive the Banana Splits, the 1960s kids-TV costumed characters. Comprising four costumed animal-like creatures, the Banana Splits were conceived by legendary an ...

  18. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  19. Cheetah Girl Prowls For Film Part

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams is breaking out on her own. She's been added to the cast of Columbia Pictures' "The Bunny House" (working title), starring Anna Faris, which is being produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Pro ...

  20. New Copyright Alliance Taking Fight To Capitol

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON -- A unique new organization made up of ingredients from the commerce, arts and university communities is hoping to convince Congress and the public that copyrights aren't the legal equivalent of a Rodney Dangerfield punch line: la ...

  21. Famed Hollywood Lobbyist Jack Valenti Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Valenti, a former presidential aide who became Hollywood's emissary to Washington and developer of the U.S. movie rating system, died on Thursday at age 85, his longtime spokesman, Warren Cowan, said. Valenti served as an aide to Preside ...

  22. Hannah Montana Concert Set For Int'l Roll Out

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The taping of the first live performance by Hannah Montana, the Walt Disney Co.'s TV-originated teenage singing phenomenon, will go live via the U.K. edition of the Disney Channel on May 7. Once aired in the U.K., the taped concert will roll ...

  23. Iger Touts Digital In CES Keynote

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. president and CEO Robert Iger used old-fashioned star power to tout new-media strengths inside his company during his keynote address Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and "Lost" stars Ma ...

  24. Orchard Grows With Saudi Firm Rotana

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rotana a power-player in Arabic music world. The Orchard, the U.S.-based digital-music and marketing group, has clinched the global digital-distribution rights to the music portfolio belonging to Rotana Audiovisual, the Saudi Arabia music and film ...

  25. EMI, Buena Vista Extend License Agreement

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact covers Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia. EMI Music and the Buena Vista Music Group (BVMG), a Walt Disney Co. subsidiary, have extended their existing license agreement. Under the pact EMI will continue to handle BVMG’s releases in Austr ...

  26. Analyst: Media Stocks To Rebound

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'The radio industry is poised for an upswing.' Media stocks should pick up the pace in 2006, many Wall Street analysts said. Considering their performance in 2005, though, it is an easy comparison. Of the major entertainment conglomerate ...

  27. Shareholders Appeal Judgment In Ovitz Case

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The judge's decision to fully exonerate former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner and fellow directors over Michael Ovitz's $140 million severance was so replete with errors and oversights that it sho LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  28. Pixar Sued Over 'Incredibles' DVD Sales Forecast

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shareholders have sued Pixar Animation Studios in two proposed class actions that claim the company misled investors with inflated projections for DVD sales of its hit title "The Incredibles." (Reuters) -- Shareholders have sued Pixar An ...

  29. Eisner Surrenders Disney Board Seat

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eisner quit the board of directors at the Walt Disney Co. several months earlier than expected, the company said in a regulatory filing Oct. 6, severing his ties to the company he led for more LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michae ...

  30. Disney Taking $68 Million Charge

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it will take an after-tax, $68 million charge as it writes down the value of its aircraft leases at Delta Air Lines, which filed for bankruptcy protection the we LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Wa ...

  31. Plaintiffs Appeal Disney-Ovitz Decision

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys representing stockholders of the Walt Disney Co. are appealing a Delaware judge's ruling that Disney board members did not violate their duties or waste company resources in the hiring and f DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Attorneys representin ...

  32. Feds Probe 'Incredibles' DVD Sales

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At 28 million units and counting, "The Incredibles" is the best-selling DVD of the year, but that hasn't deterred federal regulators from looking into disappointing sales of the hit movie. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At ...

  33. Disney Implements Policy Changes

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One week after the Walt Disney Co. was again chided for formerly weak corporate governance practices, the firm said Aug. 18 that it has amended its guidelines for the removal of directors and to preve (The Hollywood Reporter) -- One week after the ...

  34. Disney To Probe Labor Claims In Factories

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. said it will investigate claims by a labor rights advocacy group of unsafe conditions at Chinese factories that make books for Disney. (Reuters) -- The Walt Disney Co. said it will investigate claims by a labor rights advocacy ...

  35. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  36. Moore Moves To Paramount For New Prez Post

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Moore, who has been overseeing day-to-day operations at Revolution Studios, has been named president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations at Paramount Pictures by Paramount chairman (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rob Moore, who has ...

  37. XM Buys WCS; Sirius Eyes ABC Radio

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One satellite radio company was rumored to be interested in acquiring ABC Radio from the Walt Disney Co. on July 13, while the other made an acquisition. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- One satellite radio company was rumored to be interested in acqui ...

  38. Dissidents Drop Lawsuit Against Disney

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Participants in the more than two-year battle that has defined the Walt Disney Co.'s association with Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold have called a truce, ending legal action that might have had the ex (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Participants ...

  39. Disney To Pay Wolf 'Rabbit' Royalties

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. must pay "Roger Rabbit" creator Gary Wolf at least $180,000 in underreported royalties, but the company prevailed on the larger issue of whether gross receipts must include the val LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  40. More Electronics Firms Join Debate To End DVD War

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More electronics companies have joined talks between Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to develop a common format for next-generation DVDs and end a fierce battle, industry sources said on April 22 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- More electronics c ...

  41. Viacom Is High On Technology

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves took over as co-presidents/co-COOs of Viacom Inc., the company has re-energized its focus on bringing its various content brands to new technologies to create new NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Since Tom ...

  42. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acqu ...

  43. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macias to work in biz development. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Based in Universal City, Calif., Macias will source new video content and ...

  44. Jury Toons Up For 'Roger,' Disney Trial

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trial got under way March 15 in a case that pits "Roger Rabbit" creator Gary Wolf against the Walt Disney Co. over royalties, accounting and the definition of gross receipts. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial got unde ...

  45. Iger To Succeed Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robert Iger was officially anointed as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. on March 13, ending months of speculation about who would follow the 20-year reign of Michael Eisner at the helm of the media giant. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert Iger ...

  46. Iger Succeeds Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Iger to succeed chief executive Michael Eisner, who will step down a year before he planned. Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Ig ...

  47. Eisner Gets Disney Shareholder Support

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors, including chief executive Michael Eisner, were easily re-elected at an upbeat annual meeting on Feb. 11, a sharp turn from last year's widespread shareholder prot MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) -- Walt Disney ...

  48. Grammy Ratings Lowest Since 1995

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- With "Desperate Housewives" as competitors, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000799525">last night's Grammy Awards < LOS ANGELES ...

  49. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star An Emmy-winning makeup artist has su ...

  50. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up artist seeks $25M. An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star and his a ...

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