Director Hironobu Sakaguchi plans to begin production on a second film based on the videogame franchise "Final Fantasy" immediately upon completion of "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" next year…
Controversy is raging in France over a government crackdown on the sale of U.S. imported DVDs that allow consumers to see movies before their theatrical release. Beginning Jan. 1, stores will have to…
Controversy is raging in France over a government crackdown on the sale of U.S. imported DVDs that allow consumers to see movies before their theatrical release.
Teutonic kidvidder TV-Loonland is taking a controlling 65% stake in Korean media business Saerom Entertainment.
Murdoch-backed Star TV has put exec veepee of business development Altaf Ali in charge of direct-to-home and broadband services in India
Overseas Filmgroup has beefed up its home entertainment arm, First Look, with five executive appointments. Heading up the division as senior VP of home entertainment is Bill Bromiley. Working under…
The Writers Guild of America has given an early indication that the issue of DVD and video compensation will be a tough area in upcoming contract negotiations.
MGM Home Entertainment president David Bishop is the latest studio homevideo executive to be given a key role in developing video-on-demand strategies. It's also another signal that studios are…
In his first ever presentation to London analysts, Walt Disney Chairman-CEO Michael Eisner called his company a race car, "accelerating nicely, but firing on only half its cylinders."
New Line Home Video has upped Pam Kelley to senior veepee of sales. Kelley, who will report to homevid prexy Stephen Einhorn, will continue to manage the company's North American rental and…
Online DVD rental service NetFlix.com has inked revenue sharing agreements with five Hollywood studios, including DVD's biggest promoters, Warner Bros. and Columbia TriStar.