Film stars come to Cannes to promote themselves and their projects - so where better to launch a wry documentary bemoaning the seeming dominance of celebrity pulling-power over content?
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Wednesday 19 August 2009
Star TV, the Asian broadcaster owned by Rupert Murdoch, has begun slashing staff numbers at its Hong Kong headquarters, reflecting how the media mogul's ambitions in China have been eclipsed by the business opportunities in emerging rival India.
Friday 07 August 2009
For all the success that the Lord Of The Rings trilogy enjoyed on the big screen, the ongoing bad blood between film executives and the family of JRR Tolkien, who wrote the books, has proved an unfortunate sub-plot.
Thursday 16 July 2009
New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson may have more in common with JRR Tolkien's heirs than he thought - they are also complaining about big studio accounting methods.
Monday 06 July 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
The mega-merger between Time Warner and AOL, which defined the dot.com euphoria at the opening of the decade, will be unwound by the decade's close at the end of this year, the company decided yesterday.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Thursday 08 January 2009
Time Warner, the media giant whose businesses include Time magazine, CNN, AOL, HBO and the Warner Bros film studio, will plunge to its first annual loss in six years, it warned yesterday.
Saturday 26 April 2008
SCi Entertainment, the games company that brought the world Lara Croft, is raising £60m in a rights issue that could see Time Warner and property billionaire Robert Tchenguiz add another £15m each to their already significant investments in the company. Both investors could also take seats on the board.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Friday 28 March 2008
Wednesday 13 February 2008
The epic legal battles over profits from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy long ago eclipsed anything raging on Middle Earth, but New Line Cinema, the films' producer, has just got sight of its most formidable foe to date: the family of J R R Tolkien himself.
Sunday 27 January 2008
Saturday 13 January 2007
Friday 26 May 2006
The Government failed properly to investigate claims that the CIA secretly transported al-Qa'ida suspects through Britain to face possible torture overseas, MPs and peers will say today.
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