Is the iPad a whole new media platform or simply just another "smart" TV in the home?
Video-on-demand has for years fallen short of the industry's expectations, disappointing Hollywood and the cable biz alike. But that may be about to change.
The selection process for picking the lawyers on Variety's first-ever Hollywood Law: Up Next list took no account of the candidates' gender. When the final list emerged, virtually half of the…
The common-held belief that Europeans are more tolerant of libertine lifestyles and racy content might not hold up to scientific study, but it certainly can open doors for trailer houses.
Trailers for big, glossy tentpole movies typically deliver a booming symphonic score or operatic choral sounds to convey an epic feeling, though the downside to such larger-than-life bombast is the…
It will be a year before audiences see "Men in Black 3," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and other summer tent-poles scheduled for 2012, but production dailies are already being screened at trailer shops…
Netflix, a relative newcomer to the media club, took in $2.2 billion last year -- a puny sum compared with the $26.9 billion in revenues of media behemoth Time Warner.
In the cavalcade of big-budget TV commercials for the Super Bowl, at least 24 spots were embellished by audio supplied by production music libraries, which represents a coming of age, of sorts, for…
Movie mavens see clouds clearing from biz, from financing to box office
Lining up money for making films is always a difficult experience, but anxiety is running particularly high in Hollywood right now.
Comcast's proposed purchase of a 51% stake in NBC Universal from General Electric is a big deal every way you look at it. To accomplish the planned $30 billion merger, cable giant Comcast alone spent…