A hefty $323 million writeoff at Blockbuster pushed its parent company, Viacom Inc., into a $210 million loss for the second quarter, it said Tuesday, compared with a $26 million profit a year…
Giving a push to the digital videodisc bandwagon, Universal Home Video has joined the DVD Video Group, the marketing association tubthumping for the freshly introduced homevideo medium.
The trend toward home viewing of films will accelerate in the U.S. over the next five years, according to research conducted by Veronis, Suhler & Associates, a New York investment banking firm.
In a bid to keep up with the tech-rich studios, a slew of indie film distributors have jumped on board the DVD bandwagon recently, announcing a full platter of behind-the-scenes and alternate-ending…
It's the dawn of the digital age and videotapes have begun to give way to new CD-size plastic discs known as digital virtual discs, or DVDs. But if your film's budget is not quite at the blockbuster…
Universal Studios Home Video has named Charlie Katz senior veep of marketing. He fills the void created by the departure of Craig Relyea, who joined DreamWorks late last year.
As the cartoon market continues to boom, the trend toward vertical integration continually realigns the playing field and, increasingly, animation companies come and go.
Czech and Slovak film distributor Gemini Film may be about to lose its license to handle Warner Bros. product. Sources tell Variety that Warners' homevideo partner, headed by managing director…
Universal Home Video continued the DVD drumbeating that is dominating the Video Software Dealers Assn. convention in Las Vegas Thursday by announcing it too will begin distributing film titles in the…
Buena Vista Home Video is adding ABC Video to its fold and launching an all-new ESPN-branded video line.
Mainstream audiences have yet to decide whether it's good or bad, but starting in the fall DVD will be at least nationwide.