GoodTimes Home Video has inked a deal with Richard Simmons for exclusive retail distribution rights to three sweatcassettes, and an option on a fourth.
The National Assn. of Video Distributors has spent $ 50,000 in a test of consumer advertising in the Charleston, S.C., area to promote a Wednesday common street date for video rental releases…
The Video Software Dealers Assn. has filed a motion to unseal Orion Pictures' bankruptcy files to identify any legal cause of action there may be for VSDA to take against Orion. The trade org opposes…
EMI Music Publishing has filed suit against Turner Entertainment, asking $ 15 million in payments it asserts are due on homevid sales of the MGM library of motion pictures.
As expected, Orion Home Video has inked an agreement with McDonald's for the fast-food chain to distribute "Dances With Wolves" at $ 7.99 with food purchase (Daily Variety, Aug. 12). Deal was…
Richard Branson's Virgin Group has joined forces with Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. to launch an aggressive expansion of the Virgin Megastore chain in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Paramount Home Video is distributing the videogame accessory Game Genie to the homevideo trade. The long-term agreement, between PHV and Game Genie maker Lewis Galoob Toys, goes into effect…
Edie Adams will make a personal appearance at Tower Video on Sunset, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday to support videocassette sales of "The Best of Ernie Kovacs," a five-tape series from Kultur Video. New…
Dallas-based Reel Movies Intl. has licensed a package of 229 Italian films to Hollywood Select for domestic video release over the next four years.
Buena Vista Home Video will release the first of a line of Jim Henson Video titles on Jan. 29, supported by a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign. BVHV originally announced its plans to create a…
Capital Cities/ABC has appointed Jon Peisinger president of newly created Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing. The Stamford, Conn.-based division will produce, acquire and market special-interest and…