A direct-to-DVD feature version of "The Avengers" will be the first release from the Lions Gate/Marvel Enterprises multi-picture homevideo pact. Lions Gate's Family Home Entertainment division said…
Now that it has appointed its "point person" in Hollywood, Microsoft is aiming to push ahead into entertainment by signing major deals with the biggest media congloms.
Aiming to grab more control of its content, reality producer Banyan Prods. has launched homevideo division Banyan Entertainment, which will roll out 10 titles of its own each year.
Dutch antipiracy org Brein is to bring "substantial" damage claims on behalf of rights owners against P2P users who upload music illegally.
Mexico has released a timetable for establishing national digital, high-definition television signals, a step forward for a government that has been slow to update transmission technology, and a…
In a film financing first, European Web conglom Tiscali is dipping its toe into the movie business.
There's a new king in Hollywood, but few studio execs dare utter the name publicly. Wal-Mart, the "everyday-low-prices" retail juggernaut, today rings up a hefty 37% of all new DVD purchases in the…
Long vexed by the anonymous advance reviews that abound on fan Web sites -- which often trash films before they're released -- the Hollywood studios have at last gotten some measure of vindication.
Animation studio DPS Film Roman has licensed vidgame series "Ty the Tasmanian Tiger" from Aussie developer Krome Studios and plans to turn it into a direct-to-DVD and syndicated cartoon series.
A federal judge in San Francisco has denied Bertelsmann's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by music labels and songwriters who claim the German conglom aided, abetted and directed music piracy when it…
Long-awaited PC game sequel "Doom 3" will hit retail shelves August 3. Game is third installment in the best-selling "Doom" series, known for its intense action and realistic violence.