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The entertainment conglomerate’s vastness, once its strength, has posed a challenge during the pandemic.
Depending on ticket sales, the R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John could have ripple effects for its star, its studio and the wider film industry.
Alan Bergman was promoted to co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and Alan Horn, chairman, extended his contract. In a separate move, the producer Amy Pascal will leave Sony for Universal.
In a lavish presentation, the company is expected to offer long-awaited details about its counter to the tech giants that have moved into entertainment.
Showing in just 34 theaters, “The Favourite” had early results in line with two of last year’s Oscar-season hits, “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water.”
A limited number of cinemas will receive an exclusive period of one to three weeks to play the films — a departure from Netflix’s streaming model.
Damien Chazelle’s first movie since “La La Land” was mostly loved by critics. Audiences were less impressed.
Huge turnout for “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” gave Hollywood its best October weekend ever. “Venom” came in first place, but both films exceeded expectations.
From MoviePass to Alamo Drafthouse, more companies are getting into the ticket subscription business. Here’s a survey of some of the most prominent.
Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter will take over as the chief creative officers at Disney Animation and Pixar following the resignation of John Lasseter.
Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million for reshoots of the kidnapping drama after it cut out the disgraced Spacey. Michelle Williams got just a small per diem.
Users can go to the movies once a day for $9.95 a month. While multiplexes doubt that’s sustainable, the chief executive, who slashed the price, says, “We seem to have hit a nerve in Ame…
Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.
“I took action,” the director Ridley Scott said of his whirlwind reshoot of “All the Money in the World,” which featured Christopher Plummer in a role originally filmed by Mr. Spacey.
Disney scored big with Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok,” which took in more than $400 million globally over the weekend.
The academy has long insisted that professional achievement is what counts, but now it stands at a precipice, and Harvey Weinstein could change everything.
Disney once owned Miramax, which Harvey Weinstein co-founded. Mr. Weinstein is also a longtime Democratic donor with ties to the Clintons and the Obamas.
BamTech has had success with its services for Major League Baseball, HBO and others. Disney is hoping the company can do the same for it.
The theater chain has invested $20 million in the start-up Dreamscape Immersive and will open six locations offering V.R. experiences in the next 18 months.
The promotion for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will involve an augmented reality event spread across some 20,000 stores in 30 countries.
Plans announced by the world’s largest media company to start two Netflix-style services instantly reverberated through the entertainment industry.
The map will be sold on June 25 at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and could fetch between $750,000 and $1 million.
The Walt Disney Company reported better-than-expected earnings, but analysts peppered Robert A. Iger with questions about the health of ESPN.
With “Andi Mack,” a comedic drama that’s bitter and sweet, Disney Channel stretches its brand. It’s part of an effort to lift sinking ratings.
In adapting its 1991 animated hit with live action and digital flourishes, the studio treads a minefield that comes with tweaking a revered classic.
The distributor A24 hopes the Academy Awards will provide a box-office bump for a gay-themed film that has not drawn mainstream moviegoers so far.
The academy seeks to rebound from two years of #OscarSoWhite with nods for “Moonlight,” “Fences” and others.
When a song-and-dance film earns $132 million this fast, others will follow — with Emma Watson, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Josh Gad, for starters.
The producer Marc Platt is developing an original musical based on the book “Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals.”
The musical received seven nominations, including lead actor and actress, while “Moonlight” had six. “The Crown” and “Westworld” were among the nominees in the TV categories.
The musical, widely anticipated to be an Oscar favorite, had one of the best limited-release results on record.