Showbiz is recession-resistant, and certainly ancillary markets seem to be flourishing: Video and DVDs plus film sales to cable and broadcast TV are booming.
The Backend - Paul Sweeting
On Jan. 8, a renegade astronomer presented new information at an annual gathering of his peers showing all previous estimates of the first formation of stars in the universe were off by billions of…
The "finest kind" of American satire, as cagey doc "Hawkeye" Pierce himself would say, Robert Altman's landmark anti-war pic "MASH" receives a long-overdue multidisc treatment from Fox in a set that…
MGM Home Entertainment is partnering with one of the nation's biggest sellers of DVDs -- Best Buy -- for the reintroduction of the entire James Bond film series later this year.
Fox, Universal, DreamWorks and Artisan will announce today the release of the first high-definition movies for the homevideo market -- but it won't be on DVD. Using an advanced video technology…
Jim Ramo, a primary founder and exec VP of DirecTV, has been named CEO of Moviefly, the multistudio movies-on-demand service planned for introduction in the second half of this year.
Still trying to salvage what is left of the one-time German minimajor, cash-strapped film group Kinowelt has sold off an 8% stake in Marburg-based video-on-demand company Media(netCom) for $3 million.
Video-on-demand service Intertainer has received $15 million in funding from Thomson Consumer Electronics and Microsoft, in the fifth round of financing for the Culver City, Calif.-based company.
It's said that patience pays off, and for Slamdance co-founder Dan Mirvish his eight years of waiting are over: "Omaha (the Movie)" -- his $38,000 film that was the catalyst for creating Slamdance…