In a landmark decision released Thursday, Canadian broadcast regulators have given cablers the long-awaited greenlight to own analog specialty channels, paving the way for more convergence and even…
If there's a price to be paid for shooting a comedy like "Best in Show," it's deciding which 90 minutes of material should be culled from some 3,600 minutes actually filmed. This fearsome tidbit is…
In a deal worth low-seven figures, Warner Bros. has bought screen rights to the upcoming John Ridley novel "Those Who Walk in Darkness," with Joel Silver aboard to produce. Ridley will adapt his…
Corleone faithful will soon get the official news they've been waiting for: "The Godfather" trilogy is coming to DVD.
Lions Gate has signed its biggest distribution deal for family product by licensing video rights to DIC Entertainment animated TV series such as "Inspector Gadget," "Madeline" and "Sonic the…
Napster has tapped former top Justice Dept. attorney Jonathan Schwartz general counsel, reporting to interim chief exec Hank Barry.
In a move sure to put Hollywood on guard again, the U.S. Senate wants the U.S. Dept. of Education and National Institutes of Health to conduct a comprehensive study dissecting the impact of violent…
In another major sign of consolidation among entertainment Netcasters, Vivendi Universal-backed Hypnotic.com and Nibblebox.com have merged and raised $15 million in an additional round of financing.
As the battle for supremacy in the vidgame biz heats up, one-time enemies have become allies. Sega and Sony have made plans to network their consoles, allowing Sega's discontinued Dreamcast system…
Broadband service provider Excite@Home has tapped Lipstream Networks chief exec Matt Jones for the newly created post of chief operating officer.
Vivendi Universal Publishing has tapped Kenneth D. Cron as CEO of its games division. Cron replaces Hubert Joly, who is now senior veep, North American Integration. Joly had held the dual roles since…