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 of America has withdrawn a copryright complaint filed against Malta, claiming the island nation has made great strides in bringing its video piracy laws up to…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.
Goldman Sachs yesterday lowered its investment rating on LIN Broadcasting to "moderate outperformer" from "buy," based on price.
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.
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.