Judging by preliminary figures from key offshore markets, folks around the world much preferred cheering on their teams in the Olympic Games to going to the movies over the weekend.
Netizens are the dream moviegoer -- endlessly loyal, with enough expendable income to cough up the coin to see a movie several times. Appropriately then, the Internet allows studios to take advantage…
Paramount Pictures has paid seven figures for the film rights to "Up Country," Nelson DeMille's sequel to "The General's Daughter."
Pseudo Programs (www.pseudo.com) recently made some real changes, trimming their staff and redesigning their business plans to streamline programming and distribution costs. The Gotham-based company…
Napster demonstrated, within six months of launching, the outdated nature of the record industry's business models. In those six months, Napster revealed that there's a huge audience out there for…
New Line Cinema has teamed with RealNames Corp. to market their upcoming films with the company’s simplified Web address program. Instead of typing in a traditional URL (www.thirteen-days.com)…
Volume.com has been emitting mixed signals. Though the site has yet to launch, the company laid off about 30% of its workforce, letting 20 editors and producers go. Though many would view the layoffs…
Canadian animation producer Nelvana said Friday that it is in discussions to merge with or be acquired by another company, but Nelvana did not reveal further details of the negotiations.
Whoopi Goldberg will serve as emcee for the 10th Annual Britannia Awards gala on Nov. 4. A headline was incorrect in Friday’s paper. * * * Epsilon, the joint venture between Mediaset and Kirch, will…
Martin Campbell, director of "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye" and the upcoming "Vertical Limit," will receive an award of achievement in filmmaking at next month's ShowEast confab.
The message has come in loud and clear: European investors, advertisers and consumers are wary of the Web. The problem for every player, old and new, is how to make an untried medium pay off in a…
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