David Ayer is on the “Mafia Cop” beat after inking a deal to rewrite and direct the police hitman saga for Mandalay and Universal Pictures. Project is based on the life and story of Louis Eppolito…
To keep a lid on piracy, the Blu-ray Disc Assn. has decided to use regional codes for film discs released in the format. The coded discs will debut this fall. New code system differs from the one in…
First the court snatched away a legal victory from TiVo -- and then investors snatched away its money. Company endured a legal setback Tuesday when an appellate court judge in Washington, D.C.…
Undeterred by Lionsgate's bruising takeover bid, Image Entertainment has inked another big content deal, this one for homevid rights to all new and unreleased programming from Discovery nets. The…
Fox is putting MySpace front and center in its on-demand TV plans. Net on Tuesday launched its ad-supported streaming service for several primetime shows. Service is similar to those already…
Cinema Management Group will handle all international DVD sales on the Buster Keaton collection owned by the L.A.-based Douris Corp.
Russia will get its first dedicated toon channel in April, as local media holding Prof-Media announced it will devote a recently acquired frequency at 2x2 station to animation.
Online music and movie seller Wippit has signed to add a further 2.4 million songs to its download service. Wippit has inked agreements to include song catalogs from digital music distributors the…
Nordic TV production outfit Zodiak Television will launch mobile and online TV channel Vidiots following a deal with online content specialist Kamera.
Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams are getting in bed for “The Tourist,” a psychological thriller set in clandestine Gotham sex clubs. Production begins in New York on Oct. 13, with…
Movie piracy costs the U.S. economy more than $20 billion annually, along with 141,000 new jobs, $5.4 billion in lost employee earnings and $837 million in lost tax revenue, according to a new study…
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