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  1. November 18, 2013

    James Bond spy film franchise returns to ITV after deal with MGM

    James Bond, the UK’s favourite secret agent, is set to return to free-to-air television after ITV struck a deal with MGM to...

  2. October 14, 2013

    A telekinetic surprise for ‘Carrie’

    Client: Metro Goldwyn Mayer/Sony Screen Gems Agency: Thinkmodo Territory: Global Verdict: 4/5 Patrons at a New York coffee...

  1. March 24, 2013

    US is joker in pack for online betting

    Most US gambling operators do not understand remote betting, says Brian Mattingley, chief executive of London-listed online...

  2. December 18, 2012

    Legendary valued at $2.5bn in deal

    Legendary Entertainment, the company behind movies such as The Dark Knight Rises, has sold an equity stake to Waddell & Reed...

  3. December 4, 2012

    Icahn drops attempt to acquire Oshkosh

    Carl Icahn has failed in his second bid to gain control of armoured truckmaker Oshkosh . The veteran corporate raider on...

  4. November 11, 2012

    Bond’s licence to thrill aids MGM IPO hopes

    James Bond is back with a bang after Skyfall scored the highest opening weekend performance by a film in the series,...

  5. September 21, 2012

    Postcard from ... Beverly Hills

    When the Beverly Hills Hotel opened in 1912, there was no Beverly Hills. Set halfway between downtown Los Angeles and the...

  6. September 14, 2012

    James Bond trades martini for Heineken

    Heineken is taking a gamble on a €60m marketing campaign tied to a new James Bond film that has already upset some followers...

  7. August 22, 2012

    MGM assigns James Bond to flotation

    James Bond is having a busy year. Fresh from accompanying the Queen out of a helicopter over the opening ceremony of the...

  8. August 2, 2012

    Chellomedia seals deals with CBS and MGM

    Chellomedia, the content arm of John Malone’s Liberty Global cable group, has struck deals with CBS and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...

  9. July 31, 2012

    Icahn bows out of MGM in stake sale

    Carl Icahn has ended his dalliance with Hollywood after selling his 25 per cent stake in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for close to...

  10. July 25, 2012

    MGM plans to make IPO comeback

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Hollywood studio behind classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, plans to...

  11. July 17, 2012

    Technologist, transform thyself

    Over the past two decades, many industries have been transformed by new digital technologies. Retail giants like Barnes &...

  12. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2012

    China gloom hits Macau casino stocks

    Yet another of the China ‘one-way bets’ is rapidly unravelling. Macau casinos were once the perfect place for super-charged...

  13. May 25, 2012

    Former MGM head eyes Australia’s Nine

    Harry Sloan, the former chairman of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio, has emerged as a potential bidder for a stake in...

  14. April 12, 2012

    For Sky subscribers’ eyes only

    James Bond, the UK’s favourite secret agent, has switched his allegiance after almost 40 years at ITV and has instead been...

  15. April 2, 2012

    Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

    Memo to those with tickets to the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man: don’t arrive early. Entering a theatre...

  16. March 25, 2012

    Romney heads for California to fill coffers

    Mitt Romney will be rounding up donors in the traditionally Democratic strongholds of Hollywood and Silicon Valley this...

  17. March 8, 2012

    Film don set to break windows at the studios

    The meeting rooms in Netflix’s Los Angeles office are named after famous movies, and on the day Ted Sarandos meets the...

  18. January 20, 2012

    Anonymous uses new tactic in web attacks

    The closure on Thursday of Megaupload.com, the file-sharing site that the US authorities claim distributed half a billion...

  19. January 13, 2012

    Flexible annuities can pay higher income

    Pension investors who want more retirement income and more flexibility than a conventional annuity can provide will still be...

  20. January 9, 2012

    US investors get route into LatAm entertainment

    Evolution Media Capital, a boutique bank created by former Merrill Lynch bankers and Creative Artists Agency, has formed a...

  21. November 3, 2011

    Individuals: leading lights

    Scott Barshay, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore Scott Barshay took a leading role in defending a hostile takeover bid for...

  22. October 27, 2011

    Caution urged over fixed-term annuities

    Investors looking to put off buying a traditional annuity on retirement, as income levels plunge to record lows, are being...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 11, 2011

    Where's a good crisis when you need it? [updated]

    Tough news for both the prophet and the profiteer of doom. John Paulson, who made his name and fortune shorting the...

  24. October 11, 2011

    Paulson’s costly bet on US rebound unravels

    John Paulson made his name in 2007 for the greatest trade ever. He may now be losing it, fear some, with one of the worst....

  25. August 20, 2011

    Bronfman stands down at Warner Music

    NEW YORK - Billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr is stepping down as chief executive of Warner Music Group Corp, the world’s...

  26. July 13, 2011

    Murdoch, like Napoleon, is a great bad man

    Rupert Murdoch is probably the most successful media proprietor and operator in history. There is no possible argument about...

  27. July 11, 2011

    It pays to shop around for an annuity

    More compelling evidence of the need to shop around for the best annuity rate rather than settle for what’s on offer from...

  28. July 11, 2011

    Annuity rates continue to fall

    Savers approaching retirement face a drop in the amount of pension income they can secure following a sharp decline in...

  29. April 1, 2011

    Icahn makes bid for Blockbuster

    Carl Icahn, the activist investor, has submitted a $300m bid to take Blockbuster out of bankruptcy, according to a person...

  30. March 27, 2011

    Hollywood makeover for YouTube

    Google is deepening its ties with Hollywood by enlisting top stars to supply original content for YouTube in a bid to boost...

  31. March 25, 2011

    Showtime and Starz alter Netflix deals

    Two of the Netflix’s biggest content providers have changed their distribution agreements with the company, reflecting...

  32. March 23, 2011

    Dramatic life driven by talent and temperament

    Few film stars ever attracted more acres of newsprint, from the adoring to the acerbic, than Elizabeth Taylor. For most of...

  33. March 23, 2011

    Dramatic life driven by talent and temperament

    Few film stars ever attracted more acres of newsprint, from the adoring to the acerbic, than Elizabeth Taylor. For most of...

  34. February 23, 2011

    Amazon launches web film service

    Amazon is to compete directly with Netflix, the film subscription company, with the launch of its own film service that will...

  35. February 6, 2011

    Epic film battle on the home front

    Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley, is one of the offerings from Netflix’s digital downloads...

  36. February 2, 2011

    Amazon primes movie streaming service

    Amazon is developing a film streaming service that would compete directly with Netflix in a move that could have a big...

  37. January 25, 2011

    The man with the golden plan

    Harry Sloan: the return of Bond continues a process that he started When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer unexpectedly revealed this...

  38. January 5, 2011

    Indian predators pursue M&A prizes

    Indian companies are hungry for overseas assets and have launched an armada of overseas mergers and acquisitions in the past...

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