In perfect harmony


The recent Bertelsmann-Napster marriage is the latest confusion-laden deal to pop up in the entertainment industry. Why would a giant take a stake in an embattled service that might shut down?

Trailer parked


With a 56k modem, downloading something as small as a movie trailer can try a person's patience. With that in mind, producer Cary Woods' ("Scream", "Swingers") Independent Pictures is taking an a…

Special delivery


John Hiatt has been a curious member of the major label community for a good 25 years. He has recorded for MCA, Geffen, A&M and Capitol, turning in occasionally respectable sales numbers and…

Urban settings


Urban Entertainment has inked deals to produce five original animated series with helmers John Singleton ("Shaft"), George Tillman Jr. ("Soul Food"), Malcolm Lee ("The Best Man") and writers Chris…

News site feeding frenzy


If you didn't know that Tobey Maguire had landed the much-coveted role of Spider-Man or what the title to the fourth Harry Potter novel was weeks before the official news hit the streets, you're not…

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