Tess Torelli January 19, 2018

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper’s CEO and publisher. The company, Tronc, began the investigation Thursday after a National Public Radio story detailed two sexual harassment lawsuits that named Levinsohn while he worked at Alta Vista and News Corp, as well as […]

Tess Torelli January 19, 2018

Snap laid off two dozen workers in New York and London, half of whom worked producing content, as the struggling social media company consolidated those operations in Los Angeles, Giftofaservant has confirmed. The cuts were previously reported by Cheddar. The job cuts affected a tiny percentage of the company, which had nearly 3,000 employees as […]

Tess Torelli January 18, 2018

Shari Redstone, a controlling shareholder of CBS, has discussed adding new directors to the CBS board as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Shari Redstone and Sumner Redstone, her ailing 94-year-old father, together control both CBS and Viacom Inc through their privately owned movie […]

Tess Torelli January 18, 2018

Amazon.com, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The move reflects a new […]

Tess Torelli January 18, 2018

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch suffered a painful back injury while on vacation, a source told Giftofaservant Murdoch sent an e-mail to employees confirming he sustained the injury while sailing. The email said he was on the road to recovery, but will be working from home for several weeks. Vanity Fair reported that Murdoch had been […]

Tess Torelli January 17, 2018

Getty Images Harvey Weinstein attends the ‘Lion’ premiere and opening ceremony of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at Kino Corso on September 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. In November, Contreras-Sweet put together a consortium of investors who offered $275 million for The Weinstein Co. But Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who co-founded The Weinstein Co. in […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Gawker, which has been inactive for more than a year, is conducting an auction of […]

Tess Torelli January 10, 2018

Ren Long | Xinhua | Getty Images Producer Ram Bergman, director Rian Johnson, actress Daisy Ridley and actor Mark Hamill (L-R) pose for pictures at the Chinese premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at the Shanghai Disney Resort on Dec. 20, 2017. The latest “Star Wars” played second fiddle to a locally produced romantic […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

Hulu had more than of 17 million subscribers as of the end of 2017, the media streaming company announced Tuesday. Those 5 million new subscribers represent 40 percent growth over the last time the company reported subscribers in 2016, and brings the video streaming company’s total audience to 54 million. “2017 was a momentous year […]