Bestselling vidgame franchise "Halo" has taken its first major step toward the bigscreen, but without the studio system that has ruined so many of its brethren. Microsoft has quietly put the…
"Kiki's Delivery Service," a Japanese series of books that was turned into a hit film by Oscar-winning animation helmer Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away"), is becoming an English-language film at Walt…
Sony has revealed plans for the U.S. release of its multimedia handheld gaming device, PlayStation Portable, and in a rare sign of synergy for the Japanese electronics giant, Sony Pictures is taking…
Mark Wattles, chairman-CEO of highly sought-after Hollywood Entertainment, abruptly ankled the company Thursday -- a day after giant Blockbuster said it plans to launch a $14.50-a-share hostile…
The Motion Picture Assn. is targeting video rental shops in Taiwan as it continues to spearhead the war against piracy. Since Jan. 4, Taiwanese officials have seized more than 68,000 pirated CD-Rs…
Giant vidtailer Blockbuster made good Wednesday on its threat to launch a hostile takeover of Hollywood Entertainment, the No. 2 video chain that last month announced plans to merge with smaller…
Digital music company Napster is embarking on a $30 million marketing campaign focusing on new technology that allows users to take its million-plus song library on portable devices for $15 per month.
Sending a signal that he'll stay put, News Corp. prexy Peter Chernin was disdainful of speculation that he wants the top job at Disney -- with his boss Rupert Murdoch hearing every word.
The Senate unanimously passed significant antipiracy legislation on Tuesday, reaffirming congressional intent to protect copyrighted material from new technological means of theft and infringement.
Movielink has won summary judgment in a lawsuit that alleged its video-on-demand technology violated a Connecticut company's patents.
Just a few weeks after topper Mike Ramsay announced he's ankling, TiVo has lost its No. 2 exec and key liaison with Hollywood. The exit of prexy Marty Yudkovitz, a former NBC exec who joined TiVo…