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Chinese developer buys AMC movie theater chain

May 20, 2012
The Dalian Wanda group, a major Chinese real estate developer, has purchased America's second-largest movie theater chain for $2.6 billion.
Posted In: China, hollywood, AMC Entertainment, movies

Gameshow dreamers: Come on down!

May 18, 2012
Tess Vigeland takes us behind the scenes at CBS's "The Price Is Right" to see how contestants are chosen.
Posted In: game shows, prize, hollywood

Hollywood chips in to save California state parks

May 7, 2012
This past weekend, Hollywood hosted a fundraiser for the California state parks. It’s not just left-leaning Hollywood altruism. Many directors and studios film for cheap in the parks.
Posted In: state parks, hollywood, california

SEC asks Hollywood studios about deals with China

Apr 25, 2012
There's a report that federal authorities in the U.S. have asked some American movie studios about whether they've had to grease the wheels with cash as they try to break into the Chinese market.
Posted In: China, hollywood, movies

Novelist Douglas Kennedy on trying to hold onto success

Apr 24, 2012
In his new semi-autobiographical book, Douglas Kennedy explores the successes and failings that come with making it as a writer in Hollywood.
Posted In: Douglas Kennedy, hollywood, writing

Is IMAX making a comeback?

Apr 23, 2012
After a few years of 3D mania, this summer might be shaping up to mean the return of IMAX.
Posted In: movies, hollywood, IMAX

The problem with today's blockbusters

Mar 12, 2012
The new Disney movie "John Carter" took in just $30 million over the weekend -- a disappointing opening for a movie that cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make. How has the world of blockbusters changed?
Posted In: hollywood, movies, disney

How the Grammys and the Oscars are different

Feb 23, 2012
It has been reported that actor Sacha Baron Cohen hopes to attend this year's Oscar ceremony dressed in character. Event organizers are so keen on the idea.
Posted In: Oscars, hollywood

Turning board games into Hollywood blockbusters

Feb 1, 2012
With news that Adam Sandler might be ready to work on a Candy Land movie, we look at whether bringing board games to the big screen can really work.
Posted In: board game, hollywood

Hollywood unions on the verge of a merger

Jan 17, 2012
The proposed merger would combine the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or AFTRA.
Posted In: unions, Screen Actors Guild, hollywood

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