By Anita Busch March 26, 2018 | Vincent Marçais has been named exec VP, worldwide marketing for Paramount Home Media Distribution to oversee the creative advertising, media, brand and market research for all of the studio’s home entertainment releases across physical and digital platforms. Marçais will report to Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures...

By Dade Hayes March 25, 2018 | In an interview with ITV News, Spielberg noted that the movie business has never faced more of a challenge from television, especially given the rise of Netflix and other streamers. While there are benefits from that to the overall culture, he said features launched on streaming platforms should not be allowed at the Oscars...

By John Koblin March 25, 2018 | When Apple began courting producers last year, it said it had a budget of about $1 billion to work with. Now it is becoming clear that the company will blow well past that figure. Perhaps more meaningful, though, is that Apple's strong brand name and its willingness to write big checks have quickly made it...

Venture's priorities are protecting content value and removing friction from the digital supply chain Studio veteran Richard Berger believes his job as President and CEO of MovieLabs the perfect vantage point from which to focus on industrywide efforts to grow the business of digital content distribution. Six months into his leadership of the technology joint venture founded in 2006 by six...

By Natalie Jarvey March 23, 2018 | Hollywood's digital producers have turned their attention to a new crop of potential buyers with even deeper pockets:  Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. In recent months, the major streamers have experimented with shortform video show formats and lengths, whether through Amazon's deal (through its Video Direct self-distribution division) to fund Funny or Die-produced short films or Netflix's...

By Janko Roettgers March 20, 2018 | Jeremy Culver thinks he’s found a secret weapon to bring his next movie to the masses. “No Postage Necessary,” a romantic indie comedy coming this June, will be the first film to be to be released with the help of blockchain technology. Viewers will be able to buy the film through the  video app Vevue, and pay...

By Mike Snider March 18, 2018 | AT&T's fight to buy Time Warner — home to DC Comics heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as HBO's Game of Thrones and CNN — heads to a high-stakes throw-down with the Trump administration in the quieter confines of a Washington, D.C., courtroom Monday. The stakes are high for AT&T and could change how viewers watch...

By Robert Lloyd March 14, 2018 | Growth is the business most big businesses are in, and it was natural enough that, having determined to get into original, scripted content — for some time, a kind of sign of arrival for a fledgling network passing out of its early reality-show or all-reruns-all-the-time phase — Netflix and the other streamers would go...

By DANIEL MILLER and JACLYN COSGROVE March 14,  2018 | Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday a sweeping restructuring aimed at accelerating its global expansion during a period of upheaval for Hollywood. The Burbank-based entertainment giant said it would combine its international media business and its content streaming operation into one unit and create another division to house its consumer products business along with Walt Disney Parks...