Intertainer has upped Chris Dorr to senior VP of programming at the broadband-based video-on-demand company.
In Demand has entered into an agreement with DreamWorks for video-on-demand (VOD) rights to 2001 pics and certain library titles. Company also has extended its pay-per-view deal with the studio.
Universal Studios Home Video broke away from the starting grid in 2002 at the same pace it ended 2001, with last summer's breakout hit "The Fast and the Furious" selling so fast that it is leaving…
The good news for the video industry in 2001 is that DVD sales doubled, DVD rentals tripled and overall consumer spending on video was up 21% from 2000.
In 1999, acclaimed musicvideo helmer Spike Jonze scored big with his debut feature "Being John Malkovich." Since then, the arthouse business has opened its arms to directors with similar pedigrees…
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's dual-disk release of "Moulin Rouge" is a knockout. Most current DVDs offer a few extras that help sell the title to consumers; they're the video equivalent…
British video sales rose 18% to 122.4 million units in 2001, powered by the DVD boom.
"Shrek" spread the green around the entire video industry last year, racking up retail sales that sailed past "Titanic."
Blake Thomas will oversee day-to-day operations of MGM's growing pay-per-view and video-on-demand operations as part of his promotion to exec VP, worldwide marketing.
Universal Pictures Intl. has confirmed that 2001 was the best year ever in international video distribution for both Universal Pictures and DreamWorks.