“Guys, please don’t take pictures of that,” said the publicist ushering journalists around Lego’s booth at this past February’s Toy Fair in New York.
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes Wednesday gave investors his take on the subscription video on demand (SVOD) business, specifically Netflix, which has been inking deals left and right.
Hollywood’s dirty secret? Television. Without the flow of revenue from TV, or without the sale of ads on cable, networks, and foreign TV, every major U.S. studio would go bankrupt.
The suits at Warner Bros. aren't the only ones who benefit from Pottermania. Take, for instance, local-commercial heroes Rhett and Link, who write jingles and frequently burst into song to promote mom-and-pop businesses around the country. Now, they added music to a distraught YouTube rant from a Harry Potter megafan.
In October of this year, you’ll be able to grab a butterbeer, pull up a chair, and log on to Pottermore, the new virtual world for all things Harry Potter.
At its annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Time Warner had some good news to talk about—the success it had with March Madness, a strong summer movie lineup—but the shareholders in attendance seemed to be more concerned with the company's recent high-profile firings of Charlie Sheen and Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin.