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    1. July 5, 2015

      James Bond will return but which studio will mix his martini?

      James Bond returns to the big screen in November in Spectre, when Daniel Craig will once again dust off his dinner...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire investor, 1917-2015

      Kirk Kerkorian, who has died aged 98, was an elusive Armenian-American billionaire who bought and sold his way to...

    1. January 5, 2015

      China’s M&A mission to reach for the stars

      In 2010, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the storied Hollywood studio behind classics from The Wizard of Oz and James Bond to The...

    2. December 1, 2014

      Dalian Wanda in talks to buy Lions Gate

      Dalian Wanda, the Chinese entertainment and retail group which also owns the AMC cinema chain, is in talks to buy a...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 &...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. July 17, 2012

      Technologist, transform thyself

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. November 3, 2011

      Individuals: leading lights

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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