May 23, 2012 The popularity of 3-D movies is growing. So is a battle over who should pay for them -- the studios or the theaters?
May 17, 2012 The best laid advertising plans could be thwarted by a new service from Dish Network -- the satellite TV operator -- that lets users skip commercials all together.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 16, 2012 These days, a well-established brand can be as valuable as a screenplay. At least that's what the makers of the movie "Battleship" are hoping when the film version of the popular board game opens this weekend.
May 14, 2012 It's upfronts week for the television industry, when networks announce for advertisers which shows are in, on their way in and out. Networking scheduling can be a bit of a "scientific art."
May 14, 2012 Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
May 8, 2012 The new 24-hour English-language cable channel will target Latinos. But it's an unproven market.
May 4, 2012 "The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
May 8, 2012 Tess Vigeland pays a visit to the Fine Wine House in Los Angeles to learn how to pick a delicious wine that's also easy on the pocketbook.
May 2, 2012 Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.