The Cinematheque Francaise is sending a mission to Afghanistan Tuesday armed with VHS cassettes of film classics. Cinematheque director Peter Scarlet selected pics from the org's vast archives to…
Artisan Home Entertainment has outbid several competitors for domestic distribution rights to the computer-animated sequel to last year's Video Premiere Award-winning "Barbie in the Nutcracker."
Facing a fusillade of legal attacks from an irate entertainment industry, free file-sharing Netco Streamcast Networks -- like Napster before it -- is seeking legitimacy by reaching out to independent…
The plot in the dispute between Canal Plus and News Corp. subsid NDS over the latter's alleged complicity in pay TV piracy has taken another twist.
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Artisan Entertainment has inked a deal with Yahoo! to use the Internet portal giant's Web sites to promote its spring college comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Deal is expected to eventually…
Miramax Films has inked a multiyear pact with online film portal iFilm to promote its pics. The deal, worth several million dollars, comes at a time when Hollywood's major studios are teaming up with…
The rise and fall of Enron is a spectacle to rival any Hollywood disaster movie and the town is taking notice. The last few weeks have seen scores of book deals on the corporate debacle, and a…
News Tuesday that AOL hit the 34 million subscriber mark was too little, and too late for Wall Street, which has grown steadily disillusioned with America Online and its corporate parent, AOL Time…
USA Home Entertainment is being dissolved as a result of Vivendi Universal's $10.3 billion acquisition of USA Networks in December, USA and Universal executives confirmed Tuesday.
Technicolor parent Thomson Multimedia has acquired Still in Motion, a privately held DVD compression and authoring shop.