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Lessons Learned in Entertainment That Can Benefit Every CEO

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Image credit:Shutterstock The entertainment business is one of the most cutthroat industries to break into whether you are in front of or behind the camera. I spent a grueling decade working under some of the top film producers in the game as I slowly evolved from an eager intern to an executive officer and partner of a multi-million dollar company. I wanted to see how these high-profile individuals operated daily…

Lions Gate Entertainment in talks to merge with Starz: LA Times

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Liberty Media Corp. chairman John Malone arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Movie and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp is in advanced talks to merge with John Malone’s premium TV cable network Starz, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing sources. The two companies have held high-level talks for several months and have also considered…

Dungey replaces Lee as entertainment chief at Disney’s ABC network

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The signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California, May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – ABC drama executive Channing Dungey was promoted to president of entertainment at the Walt Disney Co broadcast network in a shakeup following the resignation of Paul Lee on Wednesday, the company said. Dungey helped launch hits such as “Scandal” and “How to…

AMC Entertainment to buy Carmike in deal valued at $1.1 billion

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Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group in China, attends a dialogue session during the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Reuters) – AMC Entertainment Holdings <AMC.N> will acquire Carmike Cinemas Inc <CKEC.O> in a deal valued at about $1.1 billion, including debt, making the combined company the largest U.S. theater chain. Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group had acquired AMC Entertainment…

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons From Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

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This story originally published on Oct. 4, 2013. The Grammy Award-winning album that shot rapper and business mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to stardom in the '90s was titled No Way Out. But if Combs could decide his true legacy, it's that he has inspired inner-city kids to realize they can get out. Just like he did. When he looks back on his career, Combs wants to be sure that he was an…

10 Memorable Quotes From the ‘Worlds Greatest Showman’ P.T. Barnum

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Image credit:Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | Getty Images After 146 years in business, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will officially take down its giant tent this spring. In its announcement, the circus’s parent company Feld Entertainment explained that, “The decision to end the circus tours was made as a result of high costs coupled with a decline in ticket sales, making the circus an unsustainable business for the company.” The…

4 Lessons From Rapper Big Sean About Success and Seizing Opportunity

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Image credit:Def Jam Recordings Grammy-nominated rapper Sean Anderson, a.k.a. Big Sean, has had two consecutive number-one albums on the Billboard 200 chart, but he knows he couldn’t have reached such success without the support of his crew. From recording engineers to publicists to lawyers, dozens of individuals make his albums and shows possible. That’s one reason why Sean teamed up with his mother, Myra, a former schoolteacher, to launch Mogul…

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Your Guide to 4k TVs

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The latest leap in entertainment technology has been 4K TVs, also known as UHD or Ultra HD TV. Tech savvy entertainment consumers are marching to grab this latest entertainment system as soon as they can. However, some of you may still be confused about what the 4K TV actually is and why it has been the center of attention in the entertainment world. What Is A 4K TV? 4K TV has…