Burgeoning homevideo giant Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.--which recently expanded into the music retailing business and has agreed to buy a 35% stake in Republic Pictures--yesterday reported record…
In a move signaling that Columbia TriStar Home Video is making a full-scale move into the non-theatrical video world, the company announced that it will distribute the National Geographic Society's…
Live Entertainment Inc. will go into bankruptcy court this week with a pre-packaged plan toemerge with a far healthier balance sheet.
The Motion Picture Export Assn. of America has withdrawn a copryright complaint filed against Malta, claiming the island nation has made great strides in bringing its video piracy laws up to…
Gotham-based distributor Milestone Films has acquired two short fiction films made by Alfred Hitchcock in 1944 that were banned and have remained unseen for nearly 50 years.
MGM's "The Lover," MCA/Alliance's "Raise the Red Lantern" and MCA/Universal's "Sneakers" were among titles seized by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers during an authorized raid of a Toronto…
The Video Software Dealers Assn. has launched "Project: Rental Return," a state legislative drive to update theft statutes to cover unreturned video rentals.
The Video Software Dealers Assn. has announced that it will allow non-VSDA members to attend the VSDA's 12th annual convention to be held July 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
California distrib Arista Films has inked a deal with Signature One for six 35mm romance pix that will likely go straight to homevid, according to Arista's exec veepee Gene George.
In a surprise move, Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. has taken a major stake in Republic Pictures Corp., giving the TV and film production company preferential access to video store shelves and a…
James F. Cardwell and Edward J. Byrnes have been promoted to executive veepees at Warner Home Video in domestic and international, respectively, as part of the restructuring of the company.