Television industry veterans Herman Rush and Alvin Cooperman have formed Infotainment Intl., an Internet production company that plans to launch 18 Web sites at a cost of $45 million over the next…
For the first time, a substantial number of dot-coms dot the Croisette at Cannes this week during the 37th annual Mip trade show, the oldest and still most varied of the proliferating TV marts on the…
Michael Ovitz's Lynx Technology Group has made a strategic multimillion-dollar investment in Play Industries through which it indirectly has entered the Internet content-creation arena.
In a move designed to counteract rampant Web piracy, Sony Music Entertainment announced plans to make secure commercial downloads of singles available in the U.S. via various e-tail operations by the…
Having shifted direction to focus more heavily on its business-to-business offerings, Creative Planet has acquired Columbus Entertainment in an undisclosed cash and stock deal.
Sony Communications Network will team with 10 major Japanese record labels to form a company that will start distributing music over the Internet later this month.
The national board of the Directors Guild of America has approved new single-picture agreements for productions made for the Internet, in the first major move by a Hollywood guild into such deals…
Since Web zine Nerve.com first trumpeted its motto "literate smut" in 1997, co-founders Rufus Griscom and Genevieve Field haven't disguised their ambitions to give Hugh Hefner's media empire a run…
Veteran film industry exec Matthew Specktor has been named to head the Los Angeles office of RightsCenter.com, which specializes in aiding the purchase of literary rights over the Internet. Specktor…
Actor Richard Dreyfuss will provide content for Goosehead.com, a teen-oriented Web site run by 14-year-old Los Angeles resident Ashley Power. Dreyfuss will create at least two Webisodes for the site…