Dealmerks: Mavens and managers
Indie film distributors Kino International and Lorber HT Digital have merged.
In a joint statement, Imax and Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday that "Eclipse" -- the next installment in the "Twilight" franchise -- will be shown in Imax theaters.
A £6 ($10) levy on fixed phone lines to fund the roll-out of high-speed broadband networks was greenlit Wednesday by the U.K. government.
Starting Thursday, Variety will begin its rollout of the website's paywall as part of an overall revamp of the publication's subscription structure.
Reflecting ongoing consolidation of the Web's music side, MySpace Music announced Tuesday that it had completed the acquisition of some assets of the San Francisco-based social networking site imeem.
Hachette Filipacchi wants its own Wonderwall for women.
Music and content download system Guvera Limited has announced a partnership to provide free legal downloads.
Rashida Jones is the latest to login to Columbia Pictures' "Social Network."
Andy Daly ("Semi Pro") rounds out the cast of "Yogi Bear," Warner Bros.' live-action/CG-animated pic that has begun shooting in New Zealand.
Reports of the DVD business' decline have been greatly exaggerated, a panel of home entertainment execs agreed during a panel sesh at Variety's Future of Film confab.