Buena Vista Home Video announced yesterday that consumers have purchased more than 14.2 million cassettes of "Beauty and the Beast," making it the best-selling video of all time.
Video piracy, on the rise in Italy and the United States, costs the American film business close to $ 224 million a year, Jack Valenti said yesterday.
A trade publication, Inside Media, has reported that the nation's largest vidstore chain, Blockbuster Video, is refusing to stock Orion Home Video's "Shadows and Fog" because of publicity about the…
The second-largest vidstore chain in the nation, West Coast Video Enterprises , has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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…
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 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.
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…
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.