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'Lone Ranger' is just one of summer's busts

Jul 23, 2013
After a summer of lackluster box office receipts, could Hollywood begin to find fault in blockbusters?
Posted In: film, summer, Entertainment

Why Hollywood loves sequels, adaptations and reboots

Jul 19, 2013
Blame television, blame the international audience, blame money, and blame yourselves.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, hollywood

How 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' showed ratings didn't matter

Jul 4, 2013
A look at how cable dramas changed the business of television.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, cable TV

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

'White House Down': Pairing Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is no accident

Jun 27, 2013
Studios rely more and more on teams of heroes and dynamic duos in action films. Is the lone action man a thing of the past?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, summer, movie

Sleepless in...Hollywood and the rise of the franchise

Jun 12, 2013
"Sleepless in Seattle" producer Lynda Obst explains why studios can't stop making sequels.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment

Music's reliance on summer concert season

May 31, 2013
The summer concert tour season is under way. How important financially are these tours for bands?
Posted In: Music, music industry, concerts, summer, Entertainment

Upfront for TV networks: Build brands, loyalty

May 13, 2013
Television executives pitch advertisers on their new lineups this week in elaborate presentations called upfronts. But can the networks still compete with cable?
Posted In: Entertainment, television, upfronts

Turning the world on with her smile: A look at 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

May 6, 2013
In her new book, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes a look at Mary Richards and the rest of the gang from the WJM newsroom and the real-life people behind the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, women, mary tyler moore

A whole different 'Iron Man' for the Chinese market

May 1, 2013
Disney is releasing two distinct versions of "Iron Man 3" this week: The international version and the Chinese version. How is Hollywood tailoring movies for the growing Chinese audience?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, China

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