Key lawmakers have sent letters urging broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers and the recording industry in particular to resume private talks on how to strike a balance between protecting…
Weta Digital is jumping from "King Kong" to the King of the World. The New Zealand-based visual effects house that rose to prominence on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong"…
Online music company Napster moved close to being in the black last quarter but spooked investors with the surprising revelation that it lost subscribers, due in large part to its new free Web…
David Pritchard has been appointed prexy at animation and f/x house GigaPix Studio.
MTV goes to college. The Viacom net is buying Y2M, owner of the nation's largest network of online campus newspapers. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but price is said to be circa $20 million…
RTL Television and MTV Networks have inked with European satellite operator SES Astra for digital carriage in Germany. The fast-growing digital sector is one of the most dynamic markets in German…
Hyderabad-based animation producer Data Quest Entertainment has inked a 51:49 joint venture with Gallic toon house Onyx Films ("Renaissance") to produce high-end CG features.
Fledgling Web joint venture Yahoo! Telemundo is launching an online short film festival. Competish will enable Hispanic filmmakers to showcase their shorts on the Web.
There aren't too many winners in Gibsongate. But TMZ, the niche Web site that uncovered the original police report about the star's arrest and anti-Semitic outburst, is enjoying an unexpected vogue…
Sony Pictures TV has launched a direct-to-DVD arm as a means to distribute certain TV projects without a network attached. Division, named Culver Entertainment, will kick off with a new animated…
NBC U has named George Kliavkoff chief digital officer to oversee the development of digital business models and markets across all divisions of the company. Kliavkoff, a former exec VP with Major…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner