Netcaster Hypnotic.com has acquired global distribution rights to Andy Berman's "Bit Players," a 17-minute dramedy it plans to bow first on homevid.
The number of homes with TiVo digital video recording machines doubled over the holidays, pushing fourth-quarter revenues for the San Jose-based company up 40% over the third quarter to $1.4 million.
"Akira," one of the earliest and most popular films in the Japanese anime film wave, is being restored in preparation for a theatrical re-release in the U.S. this spring.
The Writers Guild says the studios are making too much money from DVD and need to share. At the same time, Blockbuster says the studios are making too little -- and need to share. Revenue share, that…
Disney has agreed to pay $3 million to a small British music publisher for breaching copyright in the video release of "Fantasia." The settlement is a big reduction in the $200 million that Boosey…
Palm Pictures and online counterpart Sputnik7.com have acquired three films at the Sundance Film Festival.
Amplified Holdings is expected to announce today that it has acquired music, homevid and vidgames e-tailer Checkout.com in a stock deal that will shutter the moniker as an online consumer brand…
Aside from Universal production execs and George W., most of us would just as soon have given the year 2000 a pass. It was the year that the rest of California learned what Hollywood has always…
France's Culture Minister Catherine Tasca on Tuesday said the government had "no intention" of taxing computers, contrary to her comments in a newspaper interview Monday.
Garth Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg are exec producing "Call Me Claus," an original two-hour musical Christmas telepic, in which Goldberg will star, that's set to air on TNT in December. Goldberg plays…
France's Culture Minister Catherine Tasca said Monday said she that she wants to extend a controversial tax on blank tapes, CDs and DVDs to any equipment with a hard disc drive. The money compensates…