Eric Kelsey

Eric Kelsey covers entertainment industry and media. He has previously worked for Reuters in Los Angeles and Berlin. He received a BA from Macalester College. Twitter: @ericgkelsey

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Why China Jitters Shouldn't Jolt Disney's Shanghai Theme Park

Why China Jitters Shouldn't Jolt Disney's Shanghai Theme Park

China's falling stock market has little correlations to consumer spending -- good news for Disney and its soon-to-open $5.5 billion theme park.

How 'Straight Outta Compton' Scored Another Huge Win for Comcast

How 'Straight Outta Compton' Scored Another Huge Win for Comcast

The N.W.A. biopic debuted as No. 1 at the box office, and has already doubled its reported $30 million production budget in one of the year's biggest surprises for Universal.

HBO Hugs Sesame Street Sending Zingers at Netflix, Nickelodeon

HBO Hugs Sesame Street Sending Zingers at Netflix, Nickelodeon

The Time Warner-owned network's five-year deal for Sesame Street, shows that it's ready to bring the fight for original content and cord cutters all the way to TV's youngest viewers.

Sony Pictures Struggles to Counter Disney, Universal String of Hits

Sony Pictures Struggles to Counter Disney, Universal String of Hits

Without a cupboard filled with franchises, Sony's film and TV unit appears to be taking a conservative route to getting out of Hollywood's cellar, relying on decades-old reboots, analysts said.

Media Stocks Extend Decline on Cable-TV Fears: Cramer Says Buy Disney

Media Stocks Extend Decline on Cable-TV Fears: Cramer Says Buy Disney

The selloff threw into relief investors' simmering worries about traditional media's future profitability as customers and ad dollars move online.

Cramer Says Buy Disney as Stock Tanks on Disappointing Cable Revenue

Cramer Says Buy Disney as Stock Tanks on Disappointing Cable Revenue

Pressure on Disney's cable-TV profit engine, led by sports network ESPN, has pushed the company to revise down income expectations through the next fiscal year.

Can Disney Climb Higher on Theme Parks, Consumer Products?

Can Disney Climb Higher on Theme Parks, Consumer Products?

Disney's consumer products and theme parks are poised to propel the stock higher in the months prior to the next installment of Star Wars.

Can Brian Williams Bring Better Ratings to Comcast's MSNBC?

Can Brian Williams Bring Better Ratings to Comcast's MSNBC?

Comcast's retooling cable network will jettison left-leaning commentary for a hard-news approach that leans on NBC News talent.

Adam Sandler's Parting Gift for Sony Pictures Is Another Dud

Adam Sandler's Parting Gift for Sony Pictures Is Another Dud

The star comedian's departure from his longtime home at Sony Pictures to Netflix could be addition by subtraction for the Hollywood studio, whose new boss is looking to cut costs.

Comcast Running After Millennials As Quickly As It Can

Comcast Running After Millennials As Quickly As It Can

The owner of NBCUniversal has reportedly been courting new media companies such as Buzzfeed and Vice, in a bid to win younger viewers who are leaving real-time programming behind.