DreamWorks is close to acquiring the film rights to Tom Clancy's videogame "Splinter Cell," with Daniel Pyne ("The Manchurian Candidate") attached to write the script.
Cinemaxx, Germany's second-biggest exhib, lifted its boycott on "Sin City" and "Herbie: Fully Loaded" on Thursday after pacting with Buena Vista Intl. on rental rates. Cinemaxx had nixed the pics due…
An eBay auction for tickets to the "40-Year-Old Virgin" premiere to benefit an L.A. homeless shelter turned into a fiasco after a movie blogger bid $4,050 for the tickets and then refused to pay.
DreamWorks Animation got its first bit of good news in a while Thursday, as better-than-expected performance for "Madagascar" products helped it beat lowered expectations the company set last month.
Warner Bros. is upping its commitment to the wireless space, tapping industry vet Billy Wright for the newly created position of VP, worldwide wireless.
Rupert Murdoch is really into the Internet. Murdoch said Wednesday that News Corp.'s recent spate of deals in the online space indicates a major -- if not the major -- focus for the company going…
Three watchdog groups have derided a recent Federal Communications Commission report that broadband use notably is expanding as "misleading" and "at best, wildly optimistic."
Robert Ludlum is infiltrating the vidgame world. The bestselling spy novelist died in 2001, but licensing entity Ludlum Entertainment has signed a 10-year deal with Vivendi Universal Games to develop…
The Disinformation Co. has reached an exclusive acquisition agreement for DVD rights to Robert Greenwald's latest documentary, "Wal-Mart: The High Price of Low Cost," to be released Nov. 15.
Funimation Prods. has acquired domestic video rights to "My Dad the Rock Star," the primetime Nickelodeon series based on a concept by Kiss star Gene Simmons, from Nelvana Intl.
Paramount Home Entertainment and PBS Home Video have acquired North American distribution rights to kids animated series "Jay Jay the Jet Plane."