Victor & Grais Prods. has acquired "The Long Shot," a biopic of journeyman baseball player Jim Eisenreich, from tyro scribe Rick Hill for mid- to high-six figures.
Vidgame-maker Acclaim Entertainment Inc., which specializes in producing shoot-em-up and sports titles, said Tuesday it has inked an exclusive licensing deal with twin thesps Mary-Kate and Ashley…
Trying to steal some thunder away from Sega's new Dreamcast vidgame console, Sony Corp., said it plans to ship its next-generation PlayStation 2 to retailers in March.
Taking a major step toward supporting DVD, Steven Spielberg has decided to release "Saving Private Ryan" on the digital video format in November, only two years after its bow. "Ryan" becomes the…
After failing to attract audiences to what it is calling "the best reviewed film of the year," Warner Bros. said Monday it hopes to make "The Iron Giant" a winner on video Nov. 23, backed by a…
Film Finders, the West Hollywood publishing and consulting outfit that tracks new pics for buyers and sellers worldwide, has teamed with film news and production database ShowBizData.com to create a…
Mandalay co-founders Peter Guber and Paul Schaeffer have joined Iwerks' board of directors as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.
TiVo Inc. secured a strong foothold in the battle to control the digital video recording market Wednesday as electronics giant Sony Corp. of America said it would take a minority stake in the…
One year after being forced to close its doors and cede to rival Avid Technology, Lightworks said it will make a second pass at the film-editing system market through a venture that aims to provide…
In another attempt to jump-start its original feature production efforts, special f/x house Digital Domain has tapped Fox 2000 creative exec Kevin K. Cooper as veep of feature development.
The Mouse House on Wednesday tapped ABC Inc. prexy Steven Bornstein to become chairman of its Buena Vista Internet Group and lead the division's upcoming Go.com Web business.