Federal antitrust watchdogs won't oppose Movie Gallery's bid to acquire larger competitor Hollywood Entertainment, even as the Federal Trade Commission continues to seek documents and depositions…
Last week's DVD release of the Oscar-nominated "Shark Tale" generated $80 million in consumer spending in North America, according to DreamWorks Home Entertainment.
MTV Networks Europe has upped deputy chief exec Simon Guild to CEO. Guild, who joined MTV in 1993, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of 47 TV channels and 41 Web sites.
Animation X, the new toon shingle launched by Berlin-based X Filme and private Teutonic fund German Film Prods., has begun its first feature, an adaptation of Tomi Ungerer's children's book "The…
Helmer Hayao Miyazaki is among a group buying out Studio Ghibli from Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co. The studio is responsible for Japan's biggest animated hits, including the director's "Spirited Away."
Mattel is steering its next several Hot Wheels animated programs to Warner Home Video. The toymaker passed up Lions Gate for a four-title deal with Warners that begins with the March 22 release of…
Sony Pictures will release "XXX," "Hellboy," "Resident Evil 2" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" for the PSP, the portable game system sister company Sony Computer Entertainment America debuts in…
The awards-season fight against piracy is making progress, but at what price? Awards voters are complaining of an inordinate number of faulty discs this year, attributed by many to the fact that many…
Australia's dominant telco Telstra plans to launch a video-on-demand service enabling customers to download Hollywood movies to their PCs.
With Miramax on a roll with such Oscar contenders as "The Aviator" and "Finding Neverland," talks with parent company Disney have taken a more conciliatory tone and are likely to conclude by the end…
Steve Jobs threw more cold water Thursday on the possibility of renewing a deal with Disney as Pixar reported strong fourth-quarter earnings due in equal parts to "The Incredibles" and continued…