movie studios

DVDs Are Dying: Can Anything Rescue Hollywood?

DVDs -- and even their more modern Blu-ray siblings -- are gradually fading to black, as VHS and LaserDisc did before them. Movie studios have seen this coming for some time. Problem is, it's part of a bigger trend they may not be able to overcome.

4 Ways Hollywood Can Save the Local Multiplex

Hollywood has a problem. For the first time in more than two decades, the film industry is posting back-to-back years of falling box office receipts. Before the drama becomes a horror show, here are a few things that could beef up ticket sales.

What to Watch This Week: Taxes, Imax, eBay and More

This week, holiday shoppers have turned into post-holiday exchangers. And while Main Street shops for sweaters in the right size, Wall Street has a few items to cross off of its "to do" list before New Year's Eve, too.

Icahn Supports Lions Gate's Bid to Buy MGM

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn threw his support behind Lions Gate Entertainment's proposal to acquire debt-laden Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to a filing with the SEC Tuesday. Icahn is Lions Gate's largest shareholder and also holds a significant amount of MGM's debt.

Icahn Raises Hostile Bid for Lions Gate to $7.50 a Share

Lions Gate Entertainment shares jumped some 12.5% to around $7.30 Tuesday after billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn raised his hostile bid for the studio to $7.50 per share in cash, up from the previous offer of $6.50 a share. Lions Gate's board said it will review the offer.

Disney Sells Miramax for $660 Million to Private Investors

Disney will reportedly sell storied arthouse-film studio Miramax for $660 million to a consortium of private investors, many of whom are big LA real estate players. This brings the curtain down on founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein's attempts to buy the studio back from Disney.