With a possible end to the entertainment writers' strike on the horizon, movie and TV producers are hoping to make good economical choices. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at where the industry might see a radical changeover.
While Disney may be disappointed with slumping theme park attendance, it can rest easier with the Hannah Montana movie racking in records at the box office. Lisa Napoli has more on the concert film "3D."
Word is that talks are going well between the Writer's Guild of America and top studio executives, meaning that the strike may be near its end. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the entertainment industry will return to production after such a long hiatus.
A new Beatles-themed hotel opens today in Liverpool. Hoping to appeal to the group's global fanbase, The Hard Days Night Hotel has a John Lennon suite and 9-foot statues of the band members outside. Alex McRae has more.
At the Midem music trade fair in Cannes, France, industry leaders gathered to discuss ways to keep business alive in the Internet age. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde, who just got back from the conference.
If you've been to the movies lately, you may have noticed the show before the show just keeps getting longer. Big advertisers are moving from the small screen to the big one. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Ever since the private-equity group Terra Firma bought troubled British recording giant EMI last summer, it's cut costs and 2,000 jobs. Some of its biggest stars have joined the exodus, too. Stephen Beard reports.
With the Oscars ceremony fast on its way and directors' contracts renewed, TV and movie writers are once again negotiating with producers. Variety's Mike Speier talks to Doug Krizner about what happens now.