Showbiz is recession-resistant, and certainly ancillary markets seem to be flourishing: Video and DVDs plus film sales to cable and broadcast TV are booming.
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Vivendi Universal has tapped Derrick Oien, the former prexy and operating chief of music Netco MP3.com, to run the music operations of its recently consolidated online division, Vivendi Universal Net…
Hong Kong's Motion Picture Industry Assn. has joined the fight against piracy by launching the city's first online film copyright database.
On Jan. 8, a renegade astronomer presented new information at an annual gathering of his peers showing all previous estimates of the first formation of stars in the universe were off by billions of…
NBC has tapped software giant Microsoft to create and promote the Web sites of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "Access Hollywood."
Music cabler MuchMusic USA will launch half-hour program "Dedicate Live!" on Feb. 14.
ContentFilm and Magnolia Pictures have linked with Microsoft to release "Wendigo," the first full-length independent film to go out to theaters using Microsoft Windows Media.
Thanks to a licensing deal set to be announced today by digital music service Pressplay, consumers will finally get what they always wanted: Britney on demand.