Juggling several hats, Mike Baard is driving Theatrical Entertainment Services' business Down Under and, with other entities, distributing boutique films and releasing back-catalog titles on DVD.
Simon Cowell will join the "Shrek 2" party in a special interactive version of an "American Idol"-like competition to be featured on the film's Nov. 5 DVD release (suggested retail price $29.99).
Michael Moore's dream of getting "Fahrenheit 9/11" onto television the night before the presidential election is close to fruition. Documaker is producing a three-hour pay-per-view event that will…
MGM's "Walking Tall" is living large in homevideo. An estimated 1.5 million copies of the DVD were sold in the first week, which puts the title on a sales pace well ahead of other movies with a…
Charter Communications said Thursday it would miss the revenue targets it set for itself this year as satellite competition eroded the cabler's subscriber rolls.
Midway Games may not be for sale, yet, but the Sumner Redstone-owned vidgame publisher and his media conglom Viacom are playing very nicely. Both companies confirmed that Midway CEO David Zucker will…
Fox is hoping to rake in some holiday d'oh by releasing a special "Simpsons Christmas 2" DVD on Nov. 2 and a collector's edition of "The Simpsons" fifth season on DVD Dec. 21.
Nine winners were announced for Mipcom's DVD Awards by jury chairman Jean-Paul Commin. Awards, given by DVDA USA and the Intl. Video Federation based in Belgium, in conjunction with Mipcom, reward…
The vidgame biz is going Hollywood, golden-age style. In the first deal of its kind, game publisher Ubisoft has signed writer-producers Corey May and Michael "Dooma" Wendschuh to a one-year pact…
Santa Monica-based distrib Xenon Pictures will bow two sudsers from Mexican powerhouse producer Televisa on DVD Stateside Oct. 18.
Video rental chain Blockbuster Mexico has been forced to close seven stores and cancel ambitious expansion plans here due to rampant piracy.