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.
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…
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."
First Look Pictures, the homevideo/DVD division of Overseas Filmgroup, has acquired U.S. TV, homevid and DVD distrib rights of the Richard Sears-helmed comedy "Bongwater," based on the novel by…
Ivan Reitman, Russ Solomon and Paul Culberg will be honored at the 20th annual Video Hall of Fame, to be held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Flipside.com, a subsid of Havas Interactive and VivendiNet, has created online games for New Line Home Video's "Frequency'' and "The Cell.''
The second biggest movie moneymaker over the Thanksgiving weekend wasn't even playing at theaters. Consumers spent nearly $50 million buying and renting the DVD and VHS versions of "X-Men" during its…
Overseas Film Group said Tuesday that revenue dipped but net losses narrowed in the latest quarter, a transitional one for the distributor that recently has received a capital infusion, a new topper…
German distrib Kinowelt Medien has launched into Bulgaria, taking its plans to operate across the former east bloc and central Europe one step further. Kinowelt is teaming with two established…
Toronto-based Records on Wheels has settled its C$65 million ($42.1 million) lawsuit against the Canadian division of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment out of court for less than $65,000.
This year, police and local authorities have raided more illegal optical disc factories and distributors and retailers of counterfeit videos -- and more court cases have been instigated against the…