Time Warner Beats Q1 Earnings Expectations With Help From CNN

A lot of things worked for Time Warner in Q1 as political junkies tuned in to CNN and superhero fans lined up for Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And they paid off with earnings results, out this morning, that beat Wall Street’s expectations.
The company generated $1.21 billion in net income, up 25.2% vs the period last year, on revenues of $7.31 billion, up 2.5%. Analysts thought the top line would be a little lower, at $7.31 billion. But adjusted earnings, at…

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HBO, Turner Lift Time Warner Earnings

HBO and Turner Networks boosted earnings at Time Warner during the first quarter of 2016, off-setting declines in the media conglomerate’s film unit. Revenues at the film and television company rose 3% to $7.3 billion, up from $7.1 billion a year ago. Operating income rose 12% to $2 billion, while adjusted earnings topped out at… Read more »

Ennio Morricone European Tour Dates Cancelled due to Health Concerns

ROME — Italian composer Ennio Morricone, winner of this year’s original-score Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” has cancelled several European tour dates due to back problems. The 87-year-old maestro with more than 500 movie credits to this name has two collapsed spinal vertebrae, according to a statement issued by Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di… Read more »

Cannes: Pablo Larrain’s Gael Garcia Bernal-starrer ‘Neruda’ Closes France, U.K., Germany, Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID –Co-financed by Participant Media, Gael Garcia Bernal starrer “Neruda,” directed by Chile’s Pablo Larrain (“No” “The Club”) and one of the highest-profile entries at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight, has closed robust pre-sales in the four biggest of Europe’s Big Five territories. Alongside the U.S., these rank as the world’s weightiest markets for foreign-language cross-over… Read more »



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A+E Networks Pacts With Pulse Films, East Entertainment For Intl Distribution

A+E Networks has entered an international distribution deal with multi-disciplinary studio Pulse Films and its wholly-owned formats and entertainment company East Entertainment. As part of the multi-year partnership, A+E will be the worldwide distributor for both East and Pulse’s format and unscripted TV output. The deal helps A+E in its ambition to provide “provocative, award-winning content” throughout its global network, including its own channels and sales…

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A+E Networks, Pulse Films Sign International Distribution Pact

LONDON — A+E Networks has entered into an international distribution deal with Pulse Films, and its formats and entertainment company East Entertainment. As part of the multi-year partnership, A+E Networks will be the worldwide distributor for both East Entertainment and Pulse’s format and unscripted television output. Pulse’s television teams include the Unscripted division, helmed by… Read more »