If the upcoming direct-to-video movie "Cruel Intentions 2" sounds familiar, that's because you may remember it in its past life: as the ill-fated Fox drama "Manchester Prep." Busted series often get…
The Sundance Institute is set to go cyber. Institute officials announced Wednesday that next year they will launch an online film festival to coincide with the Sundance Film Fest, skedded Jan. 18-28…
Rapidly growing DVD sales are reviving interest in homevideo in general, with year-to-date sales of VCRs up 7% in 2000, according to Charles Van Horn, president of the Intl. Recording Media Assn.
Japanese movie production and distribution company Omega Project and the South Korean government will set up a movie and game software development fund that will help finance joint projects between…
As the e-book business expands by fits and starts, New York's major publishing houses have begun lining up to announce their online offerings for the fall season. Simon & Schuster is the latest to do…
Music streaming site Soundbreak.com inked a deal with the Recording Industry Assn. of America Thursday that enables Soundbreak to legally offer music from the RIAA's member labels. Financial terms…
Excite@Home, the nation's largest broadband service provider, has pulled even further ahead of the competish, including Road Runner, announcing Wednesday that it has topped 2 million subscribers.
Former EMI exec Larry Stessel has been tapped prexy of the music division for MCY.com. Stessel will be in charge of acquiring music for the site, which sells MP3s and pay-per-view Webcasts of…
Online film distributor CinemaNow.com has inked a deal with RushStreetMedia.com, adding the urban entertainment destination site to its roster of syndication partners.
DotTV, the registrar of Internet domain names that end in .tv instead of the traditional .com, has tapped James Ross as veep of business affairs.
Former Samuel Goldwyn exec John Bard Manulis and producer Michael Kastenbaum have launched digital production company Visionbox Pictures, a low-budget outfit that offers filmmakers creative rights…