Vivendi has secured a Euros 3.5 billion ($5.08 billion) loan to back its acquisition of controlling stakes in U.S.-based vidgame maker Activision and French phone operator Neuf Cegetel.
HBO is set to unveil its broadband programming service Tuesday, launching in two Wisconsin markets.
For years, homevid execs dismissed video on demand as a distant threat to their business. Now they're ready to embrace it -- up to a point.
Leading Asian game developer and operator Perfect World will Friday launch its online game "Chi Bi," based on Chinese history.
The video game biz had what can only be described as an epic 2007, as huge sales for the Wii, "Halo 3," the "Guitar Hero" franchise, and a slew of other big sellers drove industry revenue up 43% to…
New Line Home Entertainment has upped Los Angeles-based executive Laura Abele to senior VP of marketing.
They got jurisdiction over all but the most low-end Internet production. They got a toehold in Internet streaming that could prove lucrative for popular skeins. And most significantly, they made a…
Acquisitions are already flying on the eve of the Sundance Film Festival. Yet the pacts aren't for films but the companies connecting filmmakers with film fests and audiences.
Harvey Keitel and Martin Scorsese are reteaming on the Daphna Kastner-helmed film "Chaos": Keitel is producing the New York-set drama, while Scorsese exec produces. Kastner ("Spanish Fly") also…
Chris Columbus and "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere are in talks to board the Fox Atomic teen comedy "I Love You Beth Cooper for a spring start. Panettiere would play the titular character, a comely…
Darcy Antonellis has been upped to prexy of Warner Bros. technical operations, filling the post vacated by Chris Cookson, who recently departed the Burbank lot to take Sony Pictures' top tech job.