Lions Gate has signed its biggest distribution deal for family product by licensing video rights to DIC Entertainment animated TV series such as "Inspector Gadget," "Madeline" and "Sonic the…
Napster has tapped former top Justice Dept. attorney Jonathan Schwartz general counsel, reporting to interim chief exec Hank Barry.
In a move sure to put Hollywood on guard again, the U.S. Senate wants the U.S. Dept. of Education and National Institutes of Health to conduct a comprehensive study dissecting the impact of violent…
In another major sign of consolidation among entertainment Netcasters, Vivendi Universal-backed Hypnotic.com and Nibblebox.com have merged and raised $15 million in an additional round of financing.
As the battle for supremacy in the vidgame biz heats up, one-time enemies have become allies. Sega and Sony have made plans to network their consoles, allowing Sega's discontinued Dreamcast system…
Broadband service provider Excite@Home has tapped Lipstream Networks chief exec Matt Jones for the newly created post of chief operating officer.
Vivendi Universal Publishing has tapped Kenneth D. Cron as CEO of its games division. Cron replaces Hubert Joly, who is now senior veep, North American Integration. Joly had held the dual roles since…
nternet movie portal iFilm has tapped Blair Harrison as exec veep of technology and chief technical officer. Harrison will oversee all engineering and technology strategy for iFilm. Prior to joining…
VCL Film + Medien, which has co-financing deals with Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola, is reverting back to its core business of video/DVD and scaling down licensing.
Just when it appeared high-def TVs were becoming the 21st Century version of Ford's Edsel, here comes a product pitchman packing a credible promo punch: Martin Scorsese.