Walt Disney's fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 54%, led by strong gains at its media networks, while its parks division benefited from higher attendance.
The Bay Area's independent video rental stores are still trying to make a go of it, a daunting challenge in an area where early technology adopters are increasingly gravitating toward streaming movie services.
News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting said it will drop affiliate stations that refuse to pay increases in programming fees.
Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter loss narrowed sharply as the company reported better-than-expected revenue growth due to strength in the motion-picture and home-entertainment categories.
Williams Grand Prix Holdings, the Formula 1 motor sport team, set a price range for a stock-market listing in Frankfurt, a move it hopes will allow it to better compete with rivals with deeper pockets.
Playing the role of a victim on a crime drama is a gig actors call "corpse duty," and in a shrinking market for jobs in scripted TV, dead-body roles are on the rise.
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