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    1. December 12, 2014

      The rise and rise of the Hollywood film franchise

      In the annals of Hollywood box office history, 2014 will go down as something of a dud. There were hits such as Walt...

    2. December 10, 2014

      BBC TV shows to star in new £2bn Kent theme park

      Doctor Who, Sherlock and other BBC programmes will fly the flag for Britain’s entertainment industry in a £2bn...

    1. FT Tech Hub

      August 20, 2014

      Tom Lesinski launches digital production company

      By Matthew Garrahan, FT global media editor Thomas Lesinski, the former head of digital production at Paramount Pictures,...

    2. August 14, 2014

      Diller buys youth social network Ask.fm

      Barry Diller, the US media billionaire, has bolstered his portfolio of internet companies with the acquisition of Ask.fm, a...

    3. July 8, 2014

      China nature park sues ‘Transformers’ producer

      A Chinese scenic park is suing US film studio Paramount Pictures over a product placement gone wrong, in the latest...

    4. February 24, 2014

      The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills

      Where: Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Boulevard WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Some, but not at every table Espresso: $8 Open: 7am to...

    5. February 6, 2014

      Snowden leaks derail Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

      The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency has reached Hollywood after Oracle asked...

    6. April 3, 2013

      ‘Transformers 4’ to be produced in China

      LOS ANGELES, April 2 – Viacom’s Paramount Pictures said on Tuesday it had reached a deal with the government-run China Movie...

    7. October 26, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Brad Grey

      I arrive early at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where I am due to meet Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount...

    8. 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...

    9. September 4, 2012

      Weak manufacturing data hit US stocks

      Netflix came under heavy pressure on Tuesday as e-retailer Amazon signed a new content licensing agreement and increased its...

    10. May 27, 2012

      Unilever in soap opera digital ads deals

      Unilever is attempting to reinvent “soap opera” sponsorship for the digital age by striking international,...

    11. April 4, 2012

      Google expands film roster

      Google entered an agreement with Paramount Pictures to license hundreds of movie titles, at the same time the search group...

    12. March 28, 2012

      Napoleon, Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California

      It has taken 85 years, but America is finally seeing one of the cinematic wonders of the world in all its glory, as the...

    13. March 23, 2012

      ‘The Hunger Games’ set for box office records

      The first film in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games series opens around the world this weekend, with early ticket...

    14. March 13, 2012

      Walmart looks to speed transition from DVD

      Walmart has moved to speed the transition from DVD to digital viewing of movies by launching a service that will convert the...

    15. February 5, 2012

      A lawyer finds his perfect match

      Greg Blatt is talking fast and loud. So loud that, after a while, your ears begin to hurt. It is as if he’s at a sports...

    16. February 2, 2012

      Weak advertising hits Viacom profit

      Viacom suffered a drop in fourth-quarter profit as higher fees from distributors failed to offset weak advertising sales at...

    17. January 24, 2012

      ‘The Artist’ leads Oscar nominations

      Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Company were the big winners when the...

    18. January 10, 2012

      Hollywood pins its hopes on Ultra Violet

      Hollywood is banking on a new cloud-based digital rights system reversing the decline in home entertainment sales, with...

    19. January 6, 2012

      Twitter turns up heat on ambitions

      The arrival last week of media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Twitter was a symbolic moment for the five-year-old company. The...

    20. November 24, 2011

      Imax accomplishes ‘Mission: Impossible’ deal

      Imax’s large-screen cinemas in the US and the UK will show the next film in Paramount’s Mission: Impossible franchise five...

    21. November 11, 2011

      Viacom to switch from NYSE to save fees

      Viacom will change its market listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a move the...

    22. November 10, 2011

      ‘Transformers’ success boosts Viacom

      Viacom has become the latest large US media group to step up share buy-backs, after the box office success of the latest...

    23. September 26, 2011

      Chelsea Clinton joins the board of IAC

      Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the former US president, has joined the board of IAC, the digital media conglomerate, according...

    24. August 7, 2011

      US media groups buy back shares

      Large cash piles at big US media companies have led to a wave of buy-backs that have returned more than $14bn to...

    25. August 6, 2011

      Digital deals boost Viacom profits

      Robust third-quarter results for Viacom, the media group behind MTV and Paramount Pictures, have capped a week of strong...

    26. August 3, 2011

      Fashion for focus may cast its gaze on media giants

      “It is as if the media industry did not get the memo the rest of the business community got back in the 1980s that...

    27. August 1, 2011

      Internet launches new episode for TV groups

      The internet was supposed to be bad for the television business. Free online content was going to steal eyeballs away from...

    28. July 19, 2011

      China brands in Hollywood placement push

      Chinese audiences watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will recognise more than just the alien robot stars from the...

    29. July 8, 2011

      Indonesia to miss Harry Potter magic

      Harry Potter’s final battle will not be taking place on the silver screen this summer in Indonesia, but will instead be...

    30. June 29, 2011

      Hollywood studios launch online piracy case

      Some of the world’s biggest film studios have launched an online piracy test case, arguing that the High Court should force...

    31. June 1, 2011

      Hulu to offer Miramax films

      Miramax films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and The English Patient will soon be available on Hulu, putting...

    32. May 31, 2011

      Master of thrills on a shoestring

      Man with a van: Jason Blum has customised a Chevrolet Astro-Van and hired a driver so he can work between meetings on...

    33. May 10, 2011

      Zynga to offer Lady Gaga download

      Zynga, the social gaming company behind titles such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, is expanding into music distribution after...

    34. May 10, 2011

      YouTube expands movie rentals

      Google has moved to bolster the appeal of its YouTube video site by striking deals with several Hollywood movie studios to...

    35. May 9, 2011

      The public image: Wrangler

      Client: Wrangler Agency: Fred & Farid Group Territory: Europe Verdict:     As far as subliminal marketing messages go,...

    36. April 28, 2011

      Jersey Shore boosts Viacom

      Programming targeted at teens, women and young men drove Viacom, the media and entertainment company, to higher revenues and...

    37. April 20, 2011

      Top Hollywood names join pay-TV protest

      A group of influential film directors and producers which includes James Cameron, Michael Bay and Kathryn Bigelow, has...

    38. April 12, 2011

      Cinemas in threat over TV screenings

      The largest cinema chains in the US are preparing for a summer skirmish with Hollywood by threatening to withhold films from...

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