Amazon Commits $1 Billion a Year for Theatrical Releases

The movie industry received good news Wednesday, with Amazon committing more than $1 billion a year for theatrical releases.

Amazon Now Officially Owns MGM

Amazon is now the official owner of MGM, closing its $8.45 billion bid to acquire the storied studio.

Four Labor Unions Ask FTC to Block Amazon’s MGM Purchase

The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) has written the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to block Amazon’s MGM purchase.

FTC Scrutinizing Amazon’s MGM Acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to review Amazon’s acquisition of MGM at a time when Big Tech is facing increased scrutiny.

Reports: Amazon Deal To Buy MGM Studios For $9 Billion Nearly Done

According to numerous reports Amazon is very close to a deal to buy MGM Studios and its film library for nearly $9 billion with debt. This would significantly alter the streaming wars and give Amazon a huge base of over…

Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content

Hulu announced that it has acquired exclusive streaming rights to hit television series (or mini-series, if you was renewed for a second season) Fargo. The acquisition comes as part of an expansion of Hulu’s relationship with MGM, and it…

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

After an impressive nine decade career in show business, legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday. He was 93. A Los Angeles County Coroner’s office duty officer confirmed the death, according to the Associated Press. No further information was available. Rooney, born…

Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video

Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video. The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the…

Next Bond Movie Coming Within Three Years, Says MGM

James Bond fans may not have to wait long for the next installment in the storied movie franchise. Reuters is reporting that MGM teased Bond fans with talk of a new movie during its investor conference call on March 19.…

Tons Of Classic MGM Movies Are Coming To Amazon Prime

If you’re stil on the fence about ponying up the $79 a year for Amazon Prime, the company hopes that a new deal with MGM is the kind of motivation you’re looking for. Film fans with Amazon Prime memberships will…

MGM: 600 Titles Will be Available for Rent on Google Play and YouTube

YouTube announced on Sunday that it is partnering with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and will add more than 600 titles for rent to YouTube and Google Play users in the U.S. and Canada. Paramount also joined a week ago and will be…

Netflix Enters Deal with Epix to Stream More New Releases

Netflix has entered a new deal with Epix, through which it will let Netflix users instantly watch new releases and library titles from Epix. The movies will begin streaming on September 1, and include content from Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM.