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Op-Ed: Ignore the doubters and make your innovation happen

As a young man Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." It was not a promising start for a man who turned out to be one of America's most innovative leader, whose birthday was celebrated on Dec. 5.

'The Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug' to swallow the competition

As the end of the year approaches, all eyes are now on the major awards Hollywood hands out but there is still box office cash to be had.

Spielberg revives Kubrick's Napoleon

Paris - Regarded by many critics and viewers alike as perhaps the foremost cinematic auteur of the 20th century, Stanley Kubrick's legendary and problematic version of the biography of Napoleon Bonaparte is being prepared as a TV mini-series by Steven Spielberg.

Indian conglomerate Sahara in talks about MGM bid

The Sahara India Pariwar, an Indian conglomerate with deep pockets in the real estate and media sectors, is in talks about buying the debt of struggling film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $1.5 billion to $2 billion, according to news reports.

Will MGM go bankrupt?

Iconic American film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, known for its big-budget adventure extraveganzas and its symbolic roaring lion, is deep in debt.

New James Bond movie on hold due to struggling MGM

Movie studio MGM has been forced to halt the filming of the new James Bond movie. Scheduled for release in 2011/2012, it is now uncertain when the film will be finished.

City Center set to open in Las Vegas Dec. 1 Special

It's been five years in the making from conception to completion and now the $9 billion Las Vegas Strip project City Center is set to open starting December 1 with the building opening following through December 24.

Penn National Gaming surfaces as buyer for Fountainebleau Vegas

Last week Digital Journal reported that the Fontainebleau Hotel had an interested buyer while it sits in bankruptcy. That buyer surfaced on Friday.

Another fatal accident at Disney World

An accident during a rehearsal at Disney's Hollywood Studios has resulted in a fatality, making it the third deadly accident at Disney World in Florida this year.

Op-Ed: YouTube to run full-length MGM films

A cultural shift of no minor significance, this one. MGM is intending to run whole movies on YouTube. This is seen as adding some heat to the competition with Hulu, the aspiring CBS/Fox/News Corp monster. There are some big possibilities.

Apple Lands Movie Deal with MGM

In a move destined to bolster Apple's success in entertainment media, MGM and Apple have announced a partnership that will see MGM movies released through iTunes. If iTunes' success in the music biz is any indication, this will no doubt boost the company.

Salma Hayek, MGM Form Production Company With Latino Influence

Hayek's new production company, Ventanazul, will release 2-4 films per year, focusing on Latino themes with mass appeal.

Amazing hotel rooms in Vegas that 99% of us can't afford

Chronicle travel writer Spud Hilton visited three Las Vegas luxury hotels -- the MGM Grand, the Hilton and the Palms -- where he got a look at some eye-popping accommodations reserved for the rich, the famous and the highest of high rollers.
 

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