Who pays for 3-D movie glasses?

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?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, 3-d

What makes a movie?

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.
Posted In: Entertainment, film

Biggest suspense from upfronts are the lineups

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."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

The lowdown on this season's network upfronts

May 11, 2012
Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

Hollywood movies open abroad, then come home

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?
Posted In: Entertainment, film

How to pick a fine wine

May 4, 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.
Posted In: wine, Entertainment, hobbies

Why Hulu may not always be free

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.
Posted In: Entertainment, hulu, tv

Latest movie blockbusters make millions overseas

Apr 30, 2012
"Battleship" has already made $170 million, but isn't set to open here in the U.S. for another two and a half weeks. "The Avengers," too, was released first overseas.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies

Ryan Seacrest and the legacy of Dick Clark

Apr 19, 2012
American Bandstand legend Dick Clark's knack for spotting an emerging star is getting much attention today, but he was a very effective entrepreneur -- turning his public persona into a publicly traded company, Dick Clark Productions, that amassed a fortune.
Posted In: Dick Clark, Entertainment, Ryan Seacrest

When a movie gets no promotion

Apr 19, 2012
It's one way to market a movie, but it doesn't seem like it's building for success. The forthcoming Miley Cyrus movie called "LOL," according to the L.A. Times, will have no marketing budget to speak of and will be released first in just seven cities.
Posted In: Entertainment, Lionsgate, film, marketing