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  1. January 25, 2013

    The not-so-wonderful world of Walt Disney

    The title of Philip Glass’s new opera on the life of Walt Disney, The Perfect American, is drenched in irony. The portrait...

  2. August 16, 2012

    A serious turn for comics

    When DC Thomson, the Dundee-based publisher, warned this week that a 75th anniversary issue in December of The Dandy would...

  1. March 16, 2012

    Phantoms of the author

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Non-fictions, etc, by Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Cape, RRP£20, 437 pages While reading the title...

  2. January 26, 2012

    When Disney dreams became a nihilistic nightmare

    Post-punk nihilists and Mickey Mouse are not natural bedfellows. When you think of Walt Disney, you might think of all...

  3. January 20, 2012

    Shares in HMV soar on £180m debt deal

    HMV looks set to survive the turbulent conditions on the high street after striking a deal with its banks to waive covenants...

  4. January 16, 2012

    Plan to vary public pay in regions attacked

    George Osborne faced fresh criticism of his plans to introduce regional differences in public sector pay after a leading...

  5. January 12, 2012

    News Corp looks to buy stake in LA Dodgers

    News Corp is looking to acquire a minority stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, according to people familiar with...

  6. December 7, 2011

    Verizon: going over-the-top

    As the options for consuming video proliferate, it can look as if chaos is breaking out in the television industry. But the...

  7. 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...

  8. October 23, 2011

    Turkey to get Disney free-to-air TV

    Walt Disney is launching the Disney Channel on free-to-air television in Turkey in a move that will increase the channel’s...

  9. September 29, 2011

    Recruitment Diary: September 29 2011

    ● Jobs of the week Go on – you know you want to revisit that old dressing up box full of Snow White and Prince Charming...

  10. April 8, 2011

    Disney breaks ground on Shanghai park

    Disney chief executive Bob Iger says the park will be both “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese” Walt Disney, the...

  11. February 9, 2011

    US stocks fall as investors take profits

    Walt Disney stock leapt to a 10-year high after the entertainment group reported strong first-quarter earnings, but US...

  12. July 16, 2010

    Toy Story merchandising

    Disney hopes to sell $2.4bn of Toy Story 3 merchandise, almost five times the box office proceeds of its average Pixar film....

  13. June 22, 2010

    Cute, cuddly and commercial

    A leksandr Orlov, a heavily accented Russian aristocrat with a penchant for velvet dressing gowns, has become one of...

  14. June 21, 2010

    Cute, cuddly and commercial

    Aleksandr Orlov, a heavily accented Russian aristocrat with a penchant for velvet dressing gowns, has become one of...

  15. May 18, 2010

    Peter Pan

    Forget the tight-clad sprite from the Disney movie. The Peter Pan in the National Theatre of Scotland's inspired new version...

  16. April 7, 2010

    3D animation group eyes $1bn listing

    RealD, whose technology has fuelled the explosion in 3D cinema, is working on a potential $1bn listing to capitalise on the...

  17. April 7, 2010

    RealD to capitalise on 3D success with IPO

    RealD, whose technology has fuelled the explosion in 3D cinema, is working on a potential $1bn listing to capitalise on the...

  18. February 3, 2010

    Studio auctions steal limelight in Hollywood

    With Oscar season in full swing Hollywood is on tenterhooks to see which films will triumph on the industry's glitziest...

  19. February 3, 2010

    Studio auctions steal limelight in Hollywood

    With Oscar season in full swing Hollywood is on tenterhooks to see which films will triumph on the industry’s glitziest...

  20. December 17, 2009

    Veteran of Disney’s boardroom battles

    For much of his life, Roy Disney, who died on Wednesday of stomach cancer aged 79, was overshadowed by his uncle Walt, the...

  21. December 17, 2009

    Veteran of Disney's bitter boardroom battles

    For much of his life, Roy Disney, who died yesterday of stomach cancer aged 79, was overshadowed by his uncle Walt, the...

  22. November 7, 2009

    London lights on

    On the other side of Hanover Square, the Crown Estate, which manages the sovereign's property portfolio, was hosting its...

  23. May 30, 2009

    Bollywood goes global to sell film stakes

    Foreign private equity investors, studios and film funds will be given a chance to invest directly in Bollywood films at...

  24. May 29, 2009

    Bollywood goes global to sell film stakes

    Foreign private equity investors, studios and film funds will be given a chance to invest directly in Bollywood films at the...

  25. April 2, 2009

    Disney warns on restraints to web viewing

    Disney expressed caution on Thursday over the US cable industry’s move to restrict online viewing of television shows to...

  26. April 2, 2009

    CEO pay at Thomson Reuters pay

    On the day that anarchist mobs are prowling the City of London, it takes a brave company to announce an outsized pay rise...

  27. December 20, 2008

    Shrek the Musical

    After the first Shrek movie opened in 2001, purists complained that the vision of William Steig, who wrote the book upon...

  28. December 18, 2008

    BSkyB unveils HD’s successor

    Hard-pressed consumers have dug deep in their pockets for new high-definition televisions, only to find that they may soon...

  29. October 20, 2008

    Military solution to viable projection

    When Michael Lewis, the chief executive of Real D, began thinking about how to create a viable 3-D projection system for...

  30. October 5, 2008

    Passing decision-making to a third party

    Fiduciary management of pension fund assets is big business in the Netherlands and is gathering pace in other markets,...

  31. October 1, 2008

    Lawsuits filed over DVD software

    The movie industry yesterday launched a legal fight to block the sale of DVD copying software it alleges breaches copyright...

  32. September 11, 2008

    ESPN pledges to be on the pitch

    When the whistle blows for the next sale of the Premier League's television rights, US broadcaster ESPN is likely to be on...

  33. August 6, 2008

    Car adverts slump

    Televised car commercials usually provide a good excuse to pay a visit to the refrigerator. Ubiquitous during sporting...

  34. August 6, 2008

    Sony aims for united front to survive digital evolution

    The obituaries for the traditional music business have been written and rewritten since digital piracy first began to hit...

  35. August 5, 2008

    Car ad slump

    Televised car commercials usually provide a good excuse to pay a visit to the refrigerator. Ubiquitous during sporting...

  36. June 24, 2008

    By promoting gigs, record labels get in on bigger act

    A high-level feud at Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, has all the ego-drenched drama of a rock band on...

  37. June 9, 2008

    Bigpoint games site snapped up by NBC fund

    The boom in online gaming will be underlined today with the acquisition of Bigpoint, a Germany-based computer games...

  38. June 8, 2008

    Bigpoint snapped up by NBC fund

    The boom in online gaming will be underlined on Monday with the acquisition of Bigpoint, a German-based computer games...

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