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Sony executive Amy Pascal apologizes for embarrassing e-mails that have leaked

washingtonpost.com — Amy Pascal, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment whose embarrassing, sensitive internal e-mails have been leaked to the public after a massive hack, apologized Thursday, breaking her weeks-long silence.

Sony’s hacked e-mails expose spats, director calling Angelina Jolie a ‘brat’

washingtonpost.com — The hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has escalated into a humiliating public crisis for the company as deeply held secrets - including business practices, pay disparities and ugly personal feuds - continue spilling onto the Internet in ways that experts say could damage the Hollywood studio for years to come.

CBS, Dish reach deal on retransmission fees

washingtonpost.com — CBS and Dish announced early Saturday that the companies had reached a licensing agreement, putting an end to a brief blackout of CBS programming for the satellite TV service provider's customers. The companies did not disclose terms of their deal over retransmission consent fees.

Broadcast television goes back to the future with popular live telecasts

washingtonpost.com — When NBC airs its live musical production of "Peter Pan" on Thursday, it hopes audiences will do something entirely old-fashioned. For three full hours, the network is betting children will put down game consoles, parents will shut down Netflix and everyone will gather together in front of the family room TV to watch Allison Williams and Christopher Walken sing their way through a classic fairy tale - without skipping over the commercials.

The battle between Netflix and HBO is just beginning

chicagotribune.com — Ted Sarandos, the man who decides what shows and movies run on Netflix, was on a stage recently interviewing Norman Lear, the creator of some of television's most controversial and groundbreaking shows, like "All in the Family" and "Good Times." Sarandos asked Lear if he considers himself a "provocateur" in the world of television.

The battle between Netflix and HBO is just beginning. And this man holds the key.

washingtonpost.com — Ted Sarandos, the man who decides what shows and movies run on Netflix, was on a stage recently interviewing Norman Lear, the creator of some of television's most controversial and groundbreaking shows, like "All in the Family" and "Good Times." Sarandos asked Lear if he considers himself a "provocateur" in the world of television.

“Mockingjay” sets box office record for 2014

washingtonpost.com — The latest installment of the "The Hunger Games" set another box office record, with "Mockingjay, Part 1″ drawing the year's biggest opening weekend with an estimated $123 million in ticket sales.

Obama Lifts Broad Set Of Sanctions Against Cuba

washingtonpost.com — President Obama yesterday announced a series of steps aimed at easing the U.S. relationship with Cuba, breaking from policies first imposed by the Kennedy administration and stepping into an emotional debate over the best way to bring democratic change to one of the last remaining communist regimes.

Disney’s global success with ‘Frozen’ took lots of translation, investment

washingtonpost.com — The global blockbuster success of Disney's "Frozen" was not by accident. The company put a huge investment into making the animated film as accessible in Beijing as in Buenos Aires. The movie is translated into 41 languages, which included an international cast of more than 900 people. They worked on 1,300 recording sessions.

DreamWorks merger talks fail, raising new questions about the company’s future

washingtonpost.com — For DreamWorks Animation, the third time was not a charm. The animation studio this week was reportedly rebuffed by potential buyer Hasbro, sending the animation company's stock lower and renewing questions about its future. DreamWorks' negotiations with suitors SoftBank and 21st Century Fox also broke down.
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Dec 19, 2014

Sony co-chair Lynton blames theaters, disagrees with Obama that it made a mistake: wapo.st/1wTRtPp via @washingtonpost

Dec 19, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: It's my last day at the NYT after 31 years. What an amazing ride--from covering Velvet Revolution in Prague to today's Fight for 15 movement

Dec 19, 2014

Fantastic questions by White House reporters, who all happen to be women. You gave us news.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @gwenifill: see how newsy press conferences can be when women ask the questions?

Dec 19, 2014

Obama: No indication N. Korea worked in conjunction with another country #SonyHack

Dec 19, 2014

Obama "If somebody is able to intimated folks out of releasing a satiracle movie, imagine ...when they see a documentary they don't like.."

Dec 19, 2014

Obama: "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the united states" #SonyHack

Dec 19, 2014

Obama "I wish they had spoken to me 1st. I wud have told them don't get into a pattern in which you are intimated by these...criminal acts."

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