Wyclef Jean and JIVEjones will offer exclusive tracks for free download on PlayJ.com. Jean will release a song with a portion of the proceeds brought in through advertising to go to charity.
Virgin Entertainment Group has pacted with BBC America to launch TheBritBeat.com, a Web site that will focus on British music news and entertainment.
A couple of Hollywood insiders will soon launch Flixer, a Web venture and digital production studio they hope will open up the filmmaking process to industry outsiders.
CanalNumedia, a 100% VivendiNet-owned subsidiary, will launch Canal Plus sites in Sweden and Belgium on Sept. 4, and in Norway, Denmark and Finland several weeks later. Poland and the Netherlands…
Danny Bilson and Paul Mateo, a producing-directing-writing team ("The Rocketeer," "The Sentinel"), have joined USC's Institute for Creative Technologies as creative consultants.
Gray Matter FX ("Fight Club," "Being John Malkovich") has tapped Amy Hollywood Wixson as visual f/x producer at the Venice-based outfit.
Nintendo bowed its next-generation vidgaming console Thursday, which replaces its N64 device, changing the concept name Dolphin to the official GameCube moniker.
Jorge Alvarez Hoth has ankled his post as CEO of Televisa's Web portal Esmas.com.
RKO Pictures and animator Phil Roman have joined forces to turn a series of vintage films into animated features, starting with six pics that include the 1946 "Sinbad the Sailor," the 1952 adventure…
Walt Disney's Internet Group has struck a deal to set up a Disney subscriber site on the Internet cell phone service from leading Japanese mobile telecom carrier NTT Docomo.