January 1993 -- Blockbuster purchases 35% of Republic Pictures Corp. for $ 25 million in cash and stock-- a 10% premium -- giving it direct access to an extensive film library.
Sell-through homevid outfitGoodTimes Home Video confirmed this week that outgoing Turner Home Entertainment exec Martin Weinstein is coming aboard -- as executive vice president heading up a new…
Yesterday's chart on Oscar nominations for the top-grossing pix of '92 listed an incorrect total for TriStar's "Basic Instinct." Film nabbed two nominations.
The U.S. Anti-Piracy Office of the Motion Picture Assn. of America reported a 1992 increase of 75% in the number of criminal charges filed against suspected video and cable pirates in 1992.
Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will release a special edition of "The Abyss" in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 26.
Gotham-based distributor Milestone Films has acquired two short fiction films made by Alfred Hitchcock in 1944 that were banned and have remained unseen for nearly 50 years.
The Motion Picture Export Assn. of America has withdrawn a copryright complaint filed against Malta, claiming the island nation has made great strides in bringing its video piracy laws up to…
California distrib Arista Films has inked a deal with Signature One for six 35mm romance pix that will likely go straight to homevid, according to Arista's exec veepee Gene George.
Walt Disney has announced plans for its second video rollout of "Pinocchio," the campaign to include ties with Colgate-Palmolive and General Mills, special edition copies, and the title's laserdisc…
Worldvision Home Video has acquired its first theatrical feature for homevid release: "Lovers," from Aries Films.