If only more indie filmmakers could sell as many Internet downloads as "Helvetica," the future of indie distribution might look more promising.
Consumers are snapping up millions of video-capable cell phones like the BlackBerry Storm and Apple iPhone - so why isn't there a robust business in delivering video content to those small screens?
Call it Darwinism at work: The unspoken subtext of this year's CES is the drastic shrinkage in the number of retail outlets for home electronics.
During Sony chairman Howard Stringer's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, Tom Hanks got most of the laughs, mocking the speech that scrolled by on the TelePrompter, which was…
TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that helped create the market for digital video recorders, is collaborating with a German software company to bring TiVo functionality to personal computers.
Showbiz power players are nothing if not opinionated, but their predictions about the future don't always hold up. From the new book "Inventing the Movies," here's a look at some particularly…
Scott Kirsner, a Variety contributor, has written a tome chronicling how Hollywood has battled every major technological innovation that has come along. Naysayers didn't believed sound, and color…
"Citizen Kane" and "The Godfather" top the American Film Institute's list of the greatest movies ever made. James Cameron's "Titanic" still holds the record for biggest box office take, and "Annie…
Two pioneering Internet movie download sites have silently switched off their servers.
Steve Jobs may be the only chief executive in America who can announce a price cut and a passel of new features and have the entire media world, from the New York Times to tiny tech blogs, hanging on…
How they're innovating: Ariel Napchi and Ronny Golan are trying to put a positive spin on digital rights management (DRM), one of the ideas that can raise hackles among technophiles.