As the growth of the overall DVD biz has stagnated, distributors of classic movies on disc have taken a Scarlett O'Hara approach to the idea that their sales may slow down: Fiddle-dee-dee, they'll…
Gang and crime shoot-'em-ups are out, comedy and complex family dramas are in. So it goes in the so-called "urban" genre, a broad category of independent films featuring predominantly…
While many might have been surprised at the success of Screen Gems' teen dance pic "Stomp the Yard," director Sylvain White went into opening weekend knowing he had the goods.
In the mid-1990s, Hollywood wasn't yet sold on the DVD. The homevid business had been built around renting clunky plastic videocassettes, and the idea of selling movies on shiny silver discs…
Was peace possible in the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war? In the world according to Warren Lieberfarb, the schism between the two next-generation disc formats shouldn't have happened. Before…
Film editor Janet Meyer died April 20 in Los Angeles of cancer. She was 85. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 24 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles.
DVD's official launch occurred 10 years ago, but its development spans two decades. Here's a look at some of the key events that led to disc dominance: 1986 Believing that movies stored on a 5-inch…
Liang Jinwei, a 20-year-old broadcasting student at Guangxi U. has won an antipiracy short video competish organized by the Motion Picture Assn. and the Beijing Student Film Festival.
The ax that Jeffrey Johnson and Dean Baquet fought to keep from swinging in the Los Angeles Times newsroom is starting to fall. The L.A. Times said Monday that it plans to cut 100-150 jobs in a…