Viacom offices in New York. Big changes in viewing habits are fuelling investor concerns as a generation of younger viewers spends less time in front of a television in favour of digital alternatives. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Viacom shares fell as much as 20 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures hit ea(...)

Fans of TG4’s long-running SpongeBob Squarepants series will not have to switch to English following an announcement that the much anticipated film ba(...)

 German actress of Jewish descent Luise Rainer  after receiving a Golden Star on the Boulevard of the Stars in Berlin, Germany in 2011. Photograph: EPA

Luise Rainer, a German-born actor who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical The Great Ziegfeld and t(...)

Acker Bilk: awarded MBE in x2001. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Jazz singer and clarinettist Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85, his manager said today. Bilk rose to fame on a wave of enthusiasm for trad jazz, bu(...)

Irish Times fashion shoot with Love Hate actors Aoibhinn McGinnity and Aaron Heffernan at the former John Players factory off the South Circular Road in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Industrial and commercial buildings can look cold, sterile and not something you would associate with the perceived glamour of film and TV.There are, (...)

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air has also taken on a second franchise service for UK carrier Flybe. Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air is recruiting former Ryanair and BMI Baby directors to its management and board in a shake-u(...)

Screenwriter: Viewing is believing 2:42

Christians enjoyed a triumph at the US box office two weeks ago. Against the odds, a film aimed specifically at the faith demographic became a hit.(...)

Russell Crowe (centre) attending the premiere of Noah at the Savoy cinema, Dublin. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Russell Crowe, one of the world’s old-school superstars, was in Dublin at lunchtime today for the premiere of Darren Aronofky’s controversial b(...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)

You can sometimes tell a lot about the state of an industry from the titles of the awards it gives out. When the nominations for the first ever You(...)