Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. brought in investors and sold foreign rights to “Ender’s Game,” buffering the independent film studio against potential losses from the science-fiction film opening in theaters today.
Bona Film Group Ltd. founder Yu Dong is trying to build China’s largest private filmmaker into a global player, and to get there he’s calling on one of Hollywood’s tried-and-true plots: A great train robbery.
Video-game makers and retailers are facing growing pressure from Washington and advocacy groups concerned about possible links between violent games and tragedies like the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. relied on old-fashioned Hollywood schmoozing, legal wrangling and a stock deal with a friendly board member to fend off billionaire Carl Icahn ’s almost two-year hostile pursuit.
Johnny Depp’s “The Lone Ranger,” opening in theaters tomorrow to negative reviews and tough competition, looks poised to become Walt Disney Co.’s biggest flop since last year’s $200 million loss from “John Carter.”
CBS’s Super Bowl telecast of the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers, interrupted for 34 minutes by a power failure, drew a smaller audience than the last two record championship games.
Betable Ltd., the online-gambling startup backed by venture capital, reached agreements with three social-gaming companies that will use its platform to expand into real-money betting in competition with Zynga Inc.