Gregg Steinhafel


The Target merchandising guru oversees about 15% of DVD sales in the U.S. Like his main rivals over in Bentonville, Ark., the 52-year-old son of a Milwaukee furniture store owner keeps his head down…

Avi Lerner


In a homevid biz where myriad new delivery platforms get most of the ink these days, no one in the independent realm is producing more movies than Lerner.

Henry McGee


Starting in 2000, when it released the first season of "The Sopranos" on disc, HBO has been a crucial pioneer in DVD's lucrative TVprogramming category. That first season of "The Sopranos" has…

Warren Lieberfarb


Four years after Warner Bros. sacked its longtime homevid chieftain, he's become an entrepreneur, advising an eclectic array of clients about technology, retail and home entertainment. Lieberfarb…

Craig Kornblau


Under Kornblau's direction, Universal has held its place as the only studio solely in the HD DVD camp (earlier this year, fellow backers Paramount and Warner hedged their bets and agreed to also put…

Reed Hastings


Mortified by the $40 charge he'd incurred on a misplaced VHS tape, it was Hastings who first envisioned a world without late fees. Lightweight DVDs, the U.S. Postal Service and an elegant supply…

Steve Jobs


In just five years, Apple has done much of the heavy lifting needed for digital media distribution to take off. Without Jobs' eye for design simplicity -- and masterful diplomacy with content…

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