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The economics of PG-13 rated movies

Apr 17, 2013
The MPAA responds to calls for better policing of violence in movies, by increasing the TYPE SIZE on existing explanations. Why? To protect its business at the PG-13 level.
Posted In: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film

ABC's newest ratings pitch: Celebrities on a high dive!

Mar 19, 2013
"Dancing with the Stars" meets the diving board. The new reality show "Splash" tries to grab viewers with a lineup of C-list celebrities. We look at the show, but also at the reality TV equation: There’s not a whole lot to lose on these shows. They’re cheap to produce and if they hit, they can be worth a fortune.
Posted In: reality tv, Entertainment, abc

Clive Davis writes his own soundtrack

Feb 25, 2013
From Haight-Ashbury to hip-hop, the legendary record producer looks back on 50 years of music.
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, music industry, Clive Davis

Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

Feb 21, 2013
Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars

The economics behind the new FX show 'The Americans'

Feb 13, 2013
"The Americans" is set in the 1980s and revolves around two Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S.
Posted In: The Americans, television, Entertainment, Russia, spies, ukraine

'Side Effects' tells a tale of medicine, big business and murder

Feb 7, 2013
Stephen Soderbergh's new psychopharmalogical thriller digs into the cozy relationship between doctors and drug companies.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, pills, Entertainment, film

Studios strategize for Oscars

Feb 1, 2013
A look at the studio strategy behind releasing an Oscar-worthy film...and why you're stuck watching "Hansel & Gretel" this month.
Posted In: Entertainment, Oscars

Netflix's 'House of Cards' seeks to redefine television

Feb 1, 2013
With its first original series starring Kevin Spacey, the online streaming service is trying to shake up the traditional television model.
Posted In: netflix, HBO, television, Entertainment

Super Bowl prop bets go beyond the big game to Kobe's score and Beyonce's hair

Jan 25, 2013
You can get odds on more than the score and game play during the Super Bowl. These proposition bets, or prop bets, let you wager on everything from the Super Bowl going into overtime, to Beyonce's hairstyle at halftime.
Posted In: bets, Super Bowl, Entertainment, gambling

'South Park' grows up, starts a studio

Jan 14, 2013
The creators of the cartoon series and "Book of Mormon" are launching their own production studio
Posted In: Entertainment, television, south park

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