VH1, hellbent on delivering an adrenaline shot to its sluggish primetime ratings, will create what it calls "destination nights" to get more attention for its programming lineup.
Lions Gate Entertainment has upped Tom DeLuca to veep, new media. He reports to Peter Block, prexy of home entertainment, acquisitions and new media.
DataPlay, a venture attempting to replace CDs or DVDs as a standard for the distribution and recording of content such as music, videos, games and software, has secured $55 million backing from heavy…
Fireworks Entertainment and Goodman Rosen Prods. have optioned the television and movie rights to the bestselling Nintendo 64 vidgame "Perfect Dark."
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…