Merry Hollywood returns

Dec 25, 2012
Two big movies open today -- "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Overall, movie attendance is up this year. And that's after two years of ticket declines. So what's got movie industry singing?

Comic-Con still a must-go for film industry

Jul 12, 2012
Movie studios aren't all screening new films, though. Some find the convention is a place to make deals without having a high profile.

Summer blockbusters: Separating winners from losers

May 21, 2012
This past weekend, "Battleship" failed to meet expectations while" The Avengers" managed to keep raking in the cash.

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.

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.
Host Drew Carey speaks during a segment of 'The Price Is Right' in Los Angeles.
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?