Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has tapped Simon Swart exec VP-general manager for North America, a newly created post. Swart will oversee all DVD division business functions. He reports to…
Michael Winterbottom's Berlin entry "Road to Guantanamo" will be released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD and on the Internet in the U.K. Pic is skedded to screen on the U.K.'s Channel 4 on March…
Warner Music Group profits surged 92% to $69 million last quarter, buoyed by a jump in digital sales. The company, led by Edgar Bronfman Jr., saw revenue slip 4%. It pinned the dip on foreign…
An Oscar-nominated title couldn't outdraw a DVD premiere last week. Disney's "Bambi" sequel easily topped rival toon "Wallace & Gromit" -- and every other DVD newbie -- selling more than 2.5 million…
The Bush administration has vowed to get tough with China regarding trade and intellectual property rights.
Hollywood and the recording biz rained on the mobile-phone industry's parade in Barcelona Tuesday, as they warned cellular carriers to shape up or the entertainment biz would find other routes to…
Following the December rollout of its irreverent fairytale take "Hoodwinked!," the Weinstein Co. has been left with an insatiable appetite for CG-animated material. TWC has snapped up "Escape From…
Over two years and $56 million worth of losses after it launched, Disney and a new group of private investors are restarting the MovieBeam over-the-air video-on-demand service in 29 cities.
Following a disappointing holiday season, Activision is laying off nearly 7% of its global workforce, or around 150 people.
Hard Sell: one of Hollywood's most popular downloads last week was a trailer for a film that doesn't exist.
Saluting "30 years of innovation in visual effects technology in the motion picture industry," President Bush presented George Lucas and Industrial Light & Magic with the National Medal of Technology.