Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

  1. Bob Marley, Mumford & Sons, Ginger Baker Docs to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

    February 01, 2012 4:38 PM EST Documentaries on Mumford & Sons' U.S. train tour, drummer Ginger Baker and the world of concert poster artists are among the films receiving their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival Conference in Austin, Texas this March. Kevin Mac ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Len Blavatnik

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 8 Len Blavatnik Owner Warner Music Group Twitter: @warnermusic The Owner... Len Blavatnik has a distinction that no one else in the world can claim: He's the only person who owns a major-label group. Even Terra Firma's Guy Hands had ...

  3. Convictions Upheld In Pirate Bay File-Sharing Case

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST A Swedish appeals court on Friday (Nov. 26) upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind the Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut it down. The Svea Appeals Court agreed w ...

  4. iTunes Sails Past 5 Billion Download Mark

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iTunes Music Store has burst through the five billion download sales milestone, the computer giant said today. The iTunes online store boasts a licensed catalog of more than eight million songs, over 20,000 TV episodes and in-excess o ...

  5. Paramount To Drop Blu-Ray

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies. Monday's announcement affects the upcomi ...

  6. Sloan New MGM Chairman/CEO

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has tapped Harry E. Sloan for the post of chairman/CEO, the company said Oct. 24. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has tapped Harry E. Sloan for the post of chairman/CEO, the company said Oct. 24. Sloan, who has ...

  7. MPA Secures Broad Warrant In Delhi

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Delhi court has heeded Hollywood's request and issued a warrant that empowers police to search for and seize pirated films anywhere in the city, an aggressive maneuver in the copyright wars. NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Delhi court has heeded Hollyw ...

  8. Sony Slumps to Loss

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slashes Profit Outlook on Falling Sales, Restructuring Costs Sony Corp. announced its second quarterly loss in a row Thursday and slashed its profit outlook, highlighting the challenges Sony's new chairman faces as he tries to revive the comp ...

  9. Behind the Deal: Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, attorney John Frankenheimer shared his thoughts with <i>Billboard/ELW</i>. Fr After the U.S. Supreme Court sided ...

  10. Behind the Deal: The Grokster Decision -- An Interview with Andrew Lack

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Andrew Lack shared his thoughts with <i>Bill After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with ...

  11. Deal Done: The Lion Sleeps

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reigning studio in Hollywood, has officially been sold to a consortium headed by Sony Corp. of America. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reignin ...

  12. Sony Gets EC OK For MGM Buy

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European antitrust regulators on March 30 blessed the proposed acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by Sony Corp. of America and its partners, all but assuring that the $4.8 billion sale of the famed st (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European antitrust ...

  13. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Grokster Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Decision expected by summer. The justices took active roles during oral arguments today (March 29) in the case brought by motion-picture studios, record labels, music publishers and songwriters against Grokster, StreamCast and others involved in f ...

  14. Behind the Deal: Israelite To Set Tone For NMPA

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. Israelite was dep ...

  15. Sold, MGM Takes Its Final Bows

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease to be a stand-alone studio this year once its purchase by a Sony-led consortium is completed. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease ...

  16. Behind the Deal: Federal Judges Debate P2Ps and Copyright Infringement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a debate over contributory copyright infringement, two federal judges-Alex Kozinski with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and Richard Posner with the Seventh Circuit Court of App In a debate over contributory copyright infrin ...

  17. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod Dec. 10 to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright infringem WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court gav ...

  18. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  19. Oz Group Fighting Pirates On Auction Sites

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) said Nov. 18 that it is cracking down on pirates who sell illegal copies of movies on Internet auction sites. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Australian Federation Against Copyright ...

  20. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  21. iTunes Lands Classic Soundtrack Downloads

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Apple iTunes music store, the market leader in downloads, has inked exclusive deals with Turner Entertainment Co., Turner Classic Movies television network and Rhino Records to sell soundtracks fr The Apple iTunes music store, the market leade ...

  22. iTunes Lands Classic Soundtrack Downloads

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Apple iTunes music store, the market leader in downloads, has inked exclusive deals with Turner Entertainment Co., Turner Classic Movies television network and Rhino Records to sell soundtracks fr The Apple iTunes music store, the market leade ...

  23. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  24. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  25. Sony Music Entertainment Posts Fiscal-Year Profit

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in the fiscal year ending March 31 with an operating profit of &#165;19.0 billion ($175 million), following a &#165;7.9 billion ($72 million) loss in the previous ye Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in ...

  26. Cinram, MGM Enter DVD/VHS Partnership

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a multi-year agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Los Angeles for DVD and VHS manufacturing and distribution in the United States and Canada. Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a mu ...