Ronald Grover

Ronald Grover covers the media industry and is the former Reuters and BusinessWeek Bureau Chief in Los Angeles.

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'La La Land' Waltzes Off With Seven Golden Globes, Giving It Oscar Lead, Boosting Marketing Effort

'La La Land' Waltzes Off With Seven Golden Globes, Giving It Oscar Lead, Boosting Marketing Effort

Lions Gate already has ramped up the number of theaters playing the musical and added IMAX showings, with another boost set for this weekend.

Golden Globe Awards on Sunday First Stop on Glittery Road to Oscar Riches

Golden Globe Awards on Sunday First Stop on Glittery Road to Oscar Riches

"La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" are expected to get the biggest box office boost from the awards show.

Content Partners' $400 Million Deal to Buy Revolution Studios Shows Even Old Content Can Sell

Content Partners' $400 Million Deal to Buy Revolution Studios Shows Even Old Content Can Sell

Revolution hasn't made a film in 10 years but still commands a steep price for its 126 movies and 240 TV shows.

Hollywood's Chinese Growth Engine Stalls in 2016

Hollywood's Chinese Growth Engine Stalls in 2016

After growing nearly fourfold in the past five years, ticket sales in China are set for only a slight increase this year, bad news for studio profit margins.

Disney's 'Rogue One' Blasts Off Toward Top of Box Office, Reignites 'Star Wars' Empire of Assets

Disney's 'Rogue One' Blasts Off Toward Top of Box Office, Reignites 'Star Wars' Empire of Assets

The first standalone film in George Lucas' saga has sold more than $318 million tickets domestically, setting a course for $550 million.

Google Lines up CBS, Disney, Fox for Unplugged Streaming Video Service

Google Lines up CBS, Disney, Fox for Unplugged Streaming Video Service

Google's upcoming Unplugged service, which could launch in February, is expected to sell for under $40 a month.

Disney Investors Want ESPN, See Film Business as Risky Despite 'Rogue' Blockbuster

Disney Investors Want ESPN, See Film Business as Risky Despite 'Rogue' Blockbuster

Needham's Laura Martin says Wall Street values ESPN's stable ad sales and affiliate fees.

CBS Swallows AMC Networks, Viacom Unloads Paramount and More 2017 Media Predictions

CBS Swallows AMC Networks, Viacom Unloads Paramount and More 2017 Media Predictions

As 2017 comes into view, we offer some media industry predictions at a time when content companies and pay-TV operators are playing musical chairs, hoping not to be left behind.

Disney Hitches 'Star Wars' Franchise to 'Rogue One' Spinoff

Disney Hitches 'Star Wars' Franchise to 'Rogue One' Spinoff

Disney needs the latest entry in the saga to boost film and consumer product earnings and lift its theme park and ABC operations.

Golden Globe Nominations Begin Film Studios' Race for Real Prize of Oscar Nomination

Golden Globe Nominations Begin Film Studios' Race for Real Prize of Oscar Nomination

Studios will spent $1 million or more to campaign for Oscar nominations to boost box office.