Tess Torelli February 27, 2018

Bob Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney, declined to make any comment to reporters on Tuesday regarding Comcast’s $31 billion bid for Sky. Iger was in Paris on a business trip and was meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. Comcast is challenging Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and Iger’s Walt Disney for Sky, seen as a European […]

Tess Torelli February 27, 2018

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said Comcast had effectively “gazumped” Fox with a better takeover offer for Sky shareholders. Khalaf added it remains to be seen whether Murdoch’s Fox has the appetite to try to counter Comcast’s offer. This is perhaps especially relevant given the fact Fox has agreed to sell a string […]

Tess Torelli February 26, 2018

The board of directors of The Weinstein Company said late Sunday the New York film and TV studio planned to file for bankruptcy after talks to sell it collapsed, several media outlets reported. The company had been seeking a deal that would spare it from bankruptcy after more than 70 women accused film producer Harvey […]

Tess Torelli February 23, 2018

“Black Panther” has proven its staying power after breaking records during its North American debut last weekend. The film’s $40.2 million haul on Monday was the biggest Monday at the U.S. box office ever. Since then, “Black Panther” has posted the best Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performance for any movie in Marvel Studios’ series of […]

Tess Torelli February 16, 2018

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” has already entered the record books after a single night in U.S. theaters. The first solo movie featuring Marvel’s African avenger took in an estimated $25.2 million on Thursday. That is nearly double the $12.7 million record for a February preview night set in 2016 by Twentieth Century Fox’s R-rated comic […]

Tess Torelli February 15, 2018

CBS reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations on Thursday. Here’s how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: EPS: $1.20 vs. $1.14 expected according to Thomson Reuters Revenue: $3.92 billion vs. $3.70 billion expected according to Thomson Reuters Entertainment revenue: $2.82 billion vs. $2.59 billion expected by StreetAccount Cable networks […]

Tess Torelli February 15, 2018

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition wants to send a message that sexy and empowered can go together, its editor, MJ Day, told Giftofaservant on Wednesday. This year, the magazine is trying something new. In addition to featuring women in bathing suits, there are black-and-white nudes that are meant to convey a message. It’s part of […]