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.
Goldman Sachs yesterday lowered its investment rating on LIN Broadcasting to "moderate outperformer" from "buy," based on price.
Walt Disney has announced plans for its second video rollout of "Pinocchio," the campaign to include ties with Colgate-Palmolive and General Mills, special edition copies, and the title's laserdisc…
Walt Disney Home Video plans a Feb. 16 release for "For Our Children: The Concert," featuring such artists as Paula Abdul, Michael Bolton and Jason Priestley performing children's songs.
Saban Entertainment has pacted with Majestic Entertainment and Triboro Entertainment for the U.S. homevid release of "Dream Date" starring Tempestt Bledsoe, Clifton Davis and Kadeem Hardison…
Record-breaking sales and rentals of $ 1.007 billion during the holidays spurred the homevideo market to a "major comeback" in 1992, according to Bob Alexander of New York-based research firm…
MCA/Universal Home Video has set March 17 for the homevid bow of Tom Selleck's "Mr. Baseball," the story of a former big leaguer who has to adjust after being traded to Japan. The release will…
Worldvision Home Video has acquired its first theatrical feature for homevid release: "Lovers," from Aries Films.
Gotham-based Sterling Entertainment Group has acquired VidAmerica's library of special-interest programs and B pix. Sterling exec VP Gary Needle was previously VidAmerica's exec VP.