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  • London's National Theater Pulls a Beyonce with Topical Surprise Show

    In the immediate wake of a recent ruling that cleared former NewsCorp exec Rebekah Brooks of all hacking charges during her tenure at News of the World, the National Theater in London has announced a new satire of the tabloid biz -- and that it opens...
  • Fox upfront advertising sales tumble; CW down slightly

    Fox Broadcasting got roughed up during this year's upfront advertising sales period, which wrapped up this week. The network, owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox media company, struggled to maintain its advertising base for the upcoming TV...
  • Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film's Success or Failure

    As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid questions, except for the fact that they only lead...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers

    Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers
    Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...
  • Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case

    Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case
    A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, will be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from...
  • Gail Berman forms production company with Fox Networks Group

    Gail Berman forms production company with Fox Networks Group
    Gail Berman, a veteran film and television industry executive, has formed a production partnership with the Fox Networks Group, a unit of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. The deal is a homecoming of sorts for Berman. She was president of...
  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
  • Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking

    Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking
    Andy Coulson, a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for presiding over phone hacking on a massive scale when he was editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid. Coulson, 46, was the only one of seven...
  • News of the World Editor Sentenced to 18 Months in Phone Hacking Trial

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after he was found guilty of plotting to hack phones. Last week the senior editor in Rupert Murdoch's British news empire was found guilty of one count of conspiracy...
  • Spain's Telefonica Takes Stake in Berlusconi's Mediaset Premium Italian Pay-TV

    ROME - Spanish telecom Telefonica has acquired an 11.1 percent stake in Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset Premium pay-TV operation for Euros 100 million $136 million) in a possible prelude to more international partners joining the Italo paybox that competes...
  • Sun Valley: Cable Consolidation, Murdoch and Digital Disruption Among Big Themes

    Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making. The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...