Not bad for an "ancillary" business: Last year, DVDs helped drive the domestic video industry to a monstrous $20.3 billion. Consumers spent $12.1 billion to buy movies on DVD or VHS, and $8.2 billion…
James Cardwell has been named president of Warner Home Video, replacing Warren Lieberfarb, who was ousted Dec. 20.
DVD sales overtook VHS for the first time in Blighty last year, as total sales rose 26% to 153.6 million units.
The most influential player in the movie biz this year will not be a producer, actor or studio exec. It will be a small, shiny object in a flat box. Since its introduction to consumers in 1997, the…
The legal battle over sanitized versions of Hollywood movies has heated up with a software supplier announcing it will file a countersuit against leading directors, the Directors Guild of America and…
Pat Wyatt, president of Fox homevideo and consumer products, has resigned to start up an indie film production and financing company specializing in Japanese-style animated programming produced…
New Pan-Europe movie distrib Entera has struck an in-principle deal for video/DVD distribution in Italy with the country's leading production and distribution company, Medusa Film.
In a case that could bear on studio efforts to police DVD hacking software, a jury in San Jose acquitted Russian software firm ElcomSoft on charges of violating provisions of the Digital Millennium…
The special edition of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and a sequel to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" dominate this year's DVD Premiere Awards nominees. "Rings" drew six mentions…
Fox Home Entertainment is planning an aggressive rollout of TV-on-DVD releases for the first half of 2003, setting launch dates for first season collections of five primetime skeins.