Showbiz is recession-resistant, and certainly ancillary markets seem to be flourishing: Video and DVDs plus film sales to cable and broadcast TV are booming.
NBC has tapped software giant Microsoft to create and promote the Web sites of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "Access Hollywood."
Vidgame giant Electronic Arts reported a 50% jump in third-quarter profits Wednesday, thanks to strong sales of titles based around the release of Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's…
DreamWorks has tapped Hewlett-Packard to provide technology to the studio's computer-animation operation over the next three years. The deal is HP's largest to date with a studio.
Larry Wangberg has stepped down as chairman and CEO of cabler TechTV to pursue other interests in the cable TV world.
Picture PipeLine has inked a deal with Panavision to offer its digital network to film and television productions at various worldwide locations run by the camera maker.
Bernard Stolar has been tapped prexy and chief operating officer of vidgame publisher BAM Entertainment, which recently has focused on developing several titles based on movie and TV properties.
Film/television business software developer Creative Planet has upped prexy Kelyn Brannon-Ahn to CEO, replacing founder Allen DeBevoise, who retains the title of chairman.
Microsoft's UltimateTV division is going under the knife, with one-third of its 500 staffers receiving pinkslips Tuesday and other employees being reassigned to the software giant's television or…
Stephen Nakamura has joined Technique as senior digital film colorist, bringing with him Columbia thriller "The Panic Room" as one of the digital mastering facility's first studio clients.