As the European Parliament prepares to take a final vote on a new digital copyright law, the commissioner in charge of the issue has urged parliament members not to give rights holders a stranglehold…
The Screen Actors Guild has launched a 24-hour online version of its "actors to locate" service for producers and casting directors.
TVT Records and Napster have reached an out-of-court settlement in which master recordings and compositions will be allowed on the file-swapping service. TVT execs said they were prompted to drop…
The American Film Institute's AFI Fest 2001 has joined online film festival submission service Without a Box as a partner in testing and development. Without a Box is the provider of the Intl. Film…
Online music company MP3.com has upped former veep of operations Derrick R. Oien to senior veep and chief operating officer. Oien will manage the day-to-day operations at MP3.com and focus on…
Sony Computer Entertainment said Thursday it has spun off its PlayStation.com Web site as a separate subsid to oversee the popular vidgame brand's online efforts.
David von Ancken's "Bullet in the Brain" has been tapped the winner of Universal Pictures and Hypnotic.com's inaugural Million Dollar Film Festival, which includes a $1 million production deal as…
"Akira," one of the earliest and most popular films in the Japanese anime film wave, is being restored in preparation for a theatrical re-release in the U.S. this spring.
The Pets.com sock puppet didn't survive to see Super Bowl XXXV. Neither did Epidemic.com, which gave up the ghost five months after the game. All traces of TornadoTravel.com have been swept off the…
Netcaster Pseudo.com is coming back from the dot-com graveyard. Digital broadcaster INTV said Thursday it will pay $2 million for the assets of shuttered Pseudo Programs, which is being liquidated in…
Universal-backed Hypnotic.com picked up worldwide distribution rights to two short films at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday.