New Zealand hopes to lure more runaway production by upping the tax rebate it gives filmmakers from 12.5% to 15% on projects that spend more than NZ$15 million ($11.9 million) in the country.
Starbucks is adding to its in-store DVD collection: The coffee retailer's entertainment arm has inked a deal with NBC Universal Television Distribution to begin selling a compilation of "Saturday…
James Bond will not be returning to the Czech Republic. Citing the lack of financial incentives in the country, 007 production company Eon has informed Prague's Barrandov it will not use the studios…
Conjuring up a boffo Euros 14.1 million ($19.4 million) over the weekend, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" enjoyed the best start of the year in Germany.
Fantasy franchise "Harry Potter" has lost none of its magic at the U.K. box office where the latest installment conjured up a whammo $33.4 million (£16.4 million) in its first four days, an all-time…
At its best, user-generated video may be amusing, but it's not a business, at least by the standards of a Hollywood major.
Last year, after the smash success of "Guitar Hero," Activision acquired the game's publisher, RedOctane, giving it rights to the music-simulation franchise's name, while MTV bought its developer…
Consumer spending on home entertainment sales and rentals slipped 4.8% to $10 billion during the first half of 2007, according to Video Business research.
The race between indie suppliers used to be wide open, with dozens of small labels quietly earning a good living in what was a rental-dominated homevid market.
With a new name and broadened focus, the EMA Home Media Expo -- the vid biz tradeshow previously known as VSDA -- is luring back top DVD retailers for its 26th annual convention at the Venetian…
As the man in charge of all of Magnolia's homevid endeavors, Randy Wells directs DVD campaigns for some 25 titles a year, many of which see simultaneous marketing and release across the other 2929…