Entertainment Merchants Association

  1. Billboard.biz Q&A: NARM President Jim Donio

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jim Donio, the president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), has a tough role to play. As NARM is a trade association comprised of many different types of music merchandisers, Donio is tasked with navigating the trade as ...

  2. Hastings, Giant Eagle Win At EMA Convention

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) named Hastings Entertainment as chain entertainment specialist retailer of the year during its annual convention, held today (June 24) at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Giant Eagle Inc. picked u ...

  3. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT VSDA, IEMA form new unnamed group. Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailers. The new g ...

  4. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailer Trade groups representing video retailers and ...

  5. Schwarzenegger Signs Violent Videogame Law

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that will prohibit the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that w ...

  6. VSDA Reveals Anti-Piracy Plans

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the Video Software Dealers Association's Home Entertainment conference's opening session yesterday (July 26), the organization's president Bo Andersen revealed a new anti-piracy advertisement that At the Video Software Dealers As ...

  7. VSDA To Honor Vin Diesel, Patrick Swayze

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Also acknowledging home video titles. Tomorrow (July 27) at the Video Software Dealers Association's annual Home Entertainment conference, the organization will honor Vin Diesel, Patrick Swayze and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris. Diesel will rec ...

  8. Report: Home Video Watchers Rampant

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more people view the latest movies on home video than on any other medium. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more p ...

  9. Andersen Adds Three-Year VSDA Term

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s board of directors has extended president Bo Andersen's contract for three more years. He has served as president since April 1999. The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s board of directors has extende ...

  10. Andersen Adds Three-Year VSDA Term

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legal vet was named prez in 1999. The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s board of directors has extended president Bo Andersen's contract for three more years. Andersen joined VSDA in 1995 as VP/general counsel, and rose to senior VP before ...

  11. NARM, VSDA Nix Merger Plans

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Video Software Dealers Assn. have announced that they are indefinitely suspending merger talks. NEW YORK -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Video Software De ...

  12. NARM, VSDA Nix Merger Plans

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST NARM and the Video Software Dealers Assn. have announced that they are indefinitely suspending merger talks. NARM and the Video Software Dealers Assn. have announced that they are indefinitely suspending merger talks. After spending seven months d ...

  13. NARM, VSDA Nix Merger Plans

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST NARM and the Video Software Dealers Assn. have announced that they are indefinitely suspending merger talks. NARM and the Video Software Dealers Assn. have announced that they are indefinitely suspending merger talks. After spending seven months d ...

  14. VSDA July Convention Set For Las Vegas

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) annual convention will take place July 26-28 at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) annual convention will take place July 26-2 ...

  15. NARM Headed Back To San Diego

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT confab will not include VSDA. 2005 confab will not include VSDA. News ...

  16. NARM Headed Back To San Diego

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT confab will not include VSDA. The NARM Convention will return to the San Diego Marriott on Aug. 10-14, 2005. The confab will be a stand-alone event, not held in conjunction with the Video Software Dealers Assn. Earlier this year, the two trad ...

  17. Retail Track

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and a possible merger with the VSDA. Read Ed Christman's column. Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and ...

  18. Retail Track

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and a possible merger with the VSDA. Read Ed Christman's column. Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and ...

  19. Retail Track

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and a possible merger with the VSDA. Read Ed Christman's column. Under a new chairman, NARM focuses its attention on digital in-store kiosks, DualDiscs and ...

  20. VSDA Re-Names Indie Arm

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechristened the Independent Dealers of Entertainment Assn. (IDEA). The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechris ...

  21. Biz Vets Head New DVD Firm

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A trio of industry vets are at the helm of a new supplier of special-interest DVD content, Vision Plant Media, which launched this week during the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) convention in Las A trio of industry vets are at the helm of a n ...

  22. Apollo Theater Fete Headed To DVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner inks deal for fitness videos. The Apollo Theater Foundation's 70th anniversary celebration will debut on DVD Sept. 14 from Rhino Home Video, it was announced at the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) convention in Las Vegas. The DVD, ...

  23. Caviezel, Smith Honored At VSDA Opening

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four celebrities received accolades at the opening ceremonies of the Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) Home Entertainment Convention today (July 14) in Las Vegas. Four celebrities received accolades at the opening ceremonies of the ...

  24. NARM, VSDA Begin Talks To Merge

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Partnership would tackle common issues. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) jointly announced today (June 11) that they have entered into talks to explore a merger. According to their st ...

  25. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  26. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  27. VSDA Names Director For iGroup

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Lucca to head new indie unit. The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) new division for independent retailers, iGroup, has its first director. Frank Lucca was named to the post today (April 12) by iGroup vice chair Terri Schumacher and ...

  28. VSDA Reaches Out To Indie Retailers

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's forming iGroup, a division devoted entirely to independent video retailers. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's formi ...