Just a year ago, Midway Games was on virtually nobody's radar. Known primarily for its gory "Mortal Kombat" games and pair of mid-'90s pics based on them, the publisher hadn't made a hit game in…
Universal Studios Home Video has redubbed itself Universal Studios Home Entertainment, moving away from the word "video," which has come to be equated with VHS.
Scribes David Schneider and Drew Daywalt ("Stark Raving Mad") have come aboard to pen the bigscreen adaptation of the vidgame title "Hunter: The Reckoning" for director Uwe Boll and producer Shawn…
Carrot or stick? That was the debate Thursday at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, where film industry execs clashed with a rep from peer-to-peer companies over how to combat piracy.
Post-production conglom Ascent Media has acquired film restoration house Cinetech in a bid to expand its services for DVD production. Financial details weren't disclosed, although execs confirmed it…
America Online and studio-owned Internet video-on-demand company Movielink have extended and expanded a partnership to promote pics to AOL subs.
Online media company RealNetworks compiled record revs last quarter thanks to increased subscriptions, but saw losses widen primarily due to an ongoing antitrust lawsuit with Microsoft.
Roger Avary ("Pulp Fiction") is penning a bigscreen adaptation of the Konami vidgame franchise "Silent Hill," with Samuel Hadida producing and financing the project.
Top vidgame publisher Electronic Arts posted another quarter of solid growth but disappointed Wall Street with guidance calling for no improvement in the upcoming crucial holiday season.
Fox is the first studio to take the Motion Picture Assn.'s antipiracy trailer campaign into customers' homes via DVD. Beginning this month, the studio is adding the MPA's 30-second spot to each of…
It's war in the online DVD rental world. It's a price war, that is, as Blockbuster responded to news that Netflix is cutting its monthly subscription fee to $17.99 by immediately undercutting its…