Forget Final Cut: Moviemaking is now as easy as playing a videogame. Activision's "The Movies" is being sold as a "sim" -- or simulation game -- where players run a Hollywood studio. Within the game…
Tim Story's bigscreen adaptation of "Fantastic Four" is distinguished by a lighter touch than recent comicbook films such as "X-Men" or "Spider-Man": There's no heavy social message behind the Human…
A disgruntled Ricky Gervais may have gone home empty-handed from the British Comedy Awards last week, but he can have the last laugh, as his new Internet audio show is No. 1 on both sides of the pond…
Intense jockeying for AOL appeared to end late Friday with Google teaming with the Internet giant -- for an eye-popping $1 billion.
Continuing its expansion into the media business, Google has implemented a new music function Wednesday with detailed info on artists and albums and links directly into online musicstores.
Continuing its push to grow its digital entertainment biz, Microsoft has given new responsibilities to two top execs who defected from Hollywood as part of a broader corporate reorganization. That…
HBO has inked an exclusive deal with Cingular Wireless to create premium channels HBO Mobile and HBO Family Mobile for the service.
In "King Kong," Peter Jackson may have crafted the ultimate homage to Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 stop-motion sensation, but what Jackson's valentine to the great ape lacks is…
The Producers Guild of America has tapped America Online chairman-CEO Jon Miller to receive its Vanguard Award in recognition of AOL's Webcast of the Live 8 concert events.
Expect a lot of talking about high definition in the coming months. Last week the big radio groups got together to form the HD Radio Alliance to coordinate the rollout of high-def radio broadcasts…
AlDiyarsat, one of Iraq's largest news channels, has inked a deal with online broadcaster Jump TV, it announced Monday. The joint venture means the trial of Saddam Hussein will be available to…