Geneon Entertainment has acquired worldwide theatrical and homevideo rights to anime pic "Appleseed." Deal excludes Japan and South Korea.
Viacom took the first step toward divesting itself of Blockbuster Entertainment on Friday, announcing plans to give all Blockbuster stockholders a special dividend of $5 a share.
LONDON Within hours of Rupert Murdoch-backed satcaster BSkyB announcing it will launch a 200-channel Freesat package on digital satellite in the U.K. this fall, the BBC issued a statement welcoming…
A professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and two colleagues have developed a mathematical model they say will predict movie revenues -- including second-weekend B.O. -- based largely on…
Paramount is unleashing plenty of programming from its vaults in August and September, led by the first DVD editions of TV series "Happy Days" and "Laverne and Shirley" on Aug. 17.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), usually a loyal Hollywood ally, urged the studios Thursday to resolve their legal dispute with ClearPlay over the company's movie-filtering software.
Academy screeners may be alive and well again if a new initiative takes hold. Support is building for a plan under which each of the 6,000 Academy members would be given a Dolby DVD player that would…
Golden Globe nominations will be announced Dec. 13. Information was incorrect in Wednesday’s paper. * * * Stephen J. Cannell Prods. owns “The A-Team,” being distributed on DVD by Universal; Universal…
IDT Entertainment, which owns such companies as Film Roman, Mainframe and Anchor Bay, has created a worldwide-distribution company specializing in animated movies and TV series.
A House lawmaker Wednesday introduced a bill designed to greenlight movie-filtering products that skip over violence and smut.
In a potentially significant victory for the MPAA on the piracy front, 321 Studios, the manufacturer of software capable of copying DVDs and videogames, said Wednesday it will likely file for…