Movie ticket sales set global record $40.6 billion in 2017 but dipped in U.S. and Canada

Worldwide box office revenue topped $40 billion for the first time last year, even as moviegoing continued to drop in the U.S. and Canada, reflecting consumers’ growing embrace of home entertainment options, according to a new report.

The global box office haul rose 5% last year to $40.6 billion,…

Worldwide box office revenue topped $40 billion for the first time last year, even as moviegoing continued to drop in the U.S. and Canada, reflecting consumers’ growing embrace of home entertainment options, according to a new report.

The global box office haul rose 5% last year to $40.6 billion,...

Disney shareholders vote against company’s executive pay plan in nonbinding tally

Shareholders of Walt Disney Co. have voted against the company’s executive pay plan, which last fiscal year provided $36.3 million in total compensation to Chief Executive Robert Iger, who could make much more moving forward.

Investors in the Burbank entertainment giant voted 52% against the pay…

Shareholders of Walt Disney Co. have voted against the company’s executive pay plan, which last fiscal year provided $36.3 million in total compensation to Chief Executive Robert Iger, who could make much more moving forward.

Investors in the Burbank entertainment giant voted 52% against the pay...

The Oscar screener was invented by accident, and other secrets of an awards season staple

Filmmaker John Boorman was desperate.

Despite great reviews, his 1985 movie “The Emerald Forest” wasn’t getting a for-your-consideration Academy Awards campaign from its distributor, which was in disarray. Few members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had seen the drama, and Boorman…

Filmmaker John Boorman was desperate.

Despite great reviews, his 1985 movie “The Emerald Forest” wasn’t getting a for-your-consideration Academy Awards campaign from its distributor, which was in disarray. Few members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had seen the drama, and Boorman...

Vice Media sued by former employee alleging systemic pay discrimination against women

A former female employee of Vice Media has alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the company discriminates against female employees, systemically and intentionally paying them less than their male counterparts. The lawsuit, which seeks class-acti…

A former female employee of Vice Media has alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the company discriminates against female employees, systemically and intentionally paying them less than their male counterparts.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action certification, was filed by Elizabeth Rose,...

SAG-AFTRA establishes code of conduct to combat sexual harassment

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing about 160,000 actors and other performers, is trying a new approach to protect its members from sexual harassment amid a wider reckoning in Hollywood over misconduct. The guild released a code of conduct on Saturda…

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing about 160,000 actors and other performers, is trying a new approach to protect its members from sexual harassment amid a wider reckoning in Hollywood over misconduct.

The guild released a code of conduct on Saturday that outlines best practices for the handling...

Disney’s profit surges in the first quarter, but revenue disappoints amid struggles in media networks

Walt Disney Co. delivered stronger-than-expected profit in the first quarter — thanks partly to a federal tax cut — but its revenue dipped below Wall Street’s estimates as the Burbank company saw continued declines at its ESPN cable channels and ABC broadcast network.

Disney reported net income…

Walt Disney Co. delivered stronger-than-expected profit in the first quarter — thanks partly to a federal tax cut — but its revenue dipped below Wall Street’s estimates as the Burbank company saw continued declines at its ESPN cable channels and ABC broadcast network.

Disney reported net income...

Disney’s profit surges in first quarter, but revenue disappoints amid struggles in media networks

Walt Disney Co. delivered stronger-than-expected profits in the first quarter — thanks partly to a federal tax cut — but its revenue dipped below Wall Street’s estimates as the Burbank company saw continued declines at its ESPN cable channels and ABC broadcast network.

Disney reported net income…

Walt Disney Co. delivered stronger-than-expected profits in the first quarter — thanks partly to a federal tax cut — but its revenue dipped below Wall Street’s estimates as the Burbank company saw continued declines at its ESPN cable channels and ABC broadcast network.

Disney reported net income...