Universal Studios

  1. New Line Contributes Picks To UMD Format

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Line Home Entertainment is the latest Hollywood studio to commit to Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc, which plays movies and videogames on the PlayStation Portable device. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New Line Home Entertainment is ...

  2. Hookstratten To Head Fox Net Distribution

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcasting. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Industry veteran Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as head of network distribution at Fox Broadcast ...

  3. Weitzman Joins Greenberg Glusker

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Weitzman's practice includes civil, cr ...

  4. Toshiba Unveils Hybrid DVD

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomorrow (May 11) at the MediaTech Expo in Las Vegas. The hybrid disc will feature standard DVD on one side and HD on the other. Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomo ...

  5. Universal Video Creates Multicultural Post

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) has named Jeff Herrera to the newly created position of VP of multicultural marketing. Herrera will be in charge of implementing marketing strategies aime Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) has ...

  6. WMG Appoints D.C.-Based Policy VP

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' Warner Music Group has appointed Lin ...

  7. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  8. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  9. Jobim Family Launches Lawsuit Vs. Universal

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim has filed a breach of contract and royalties lawsuit alleging that the rights to many of his famous songs have been wrongly a The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova gu ...

  10. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal NASHVILLE -- Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp ...

  11. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitar-maker scores 10-year deal for L.A. venue. Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universa ...

  12. Pepperidge Farm Flips For 'Fockers'

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tie-ins include sweepstakes, coupons. Pepperidge Farm is playing a key role in the promotion of the April 19 DVD release of "Meet the Fockers" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment). Among the numerous tie-ins are a Pepperidge Farm-spons ...

  13. Judge To Marvel: Pay Lee

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Comic book legend Stan Lee could be in for a monster payday after a Manhattan judge ruled that Marvel Enterprises had unfairly deprived him of profits generated by "Spider-Man" and other characters ov (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Comic bo ...

  14. Initial Slate Of HD DVDs Planned

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD format have announced their first group of titles, to be released on the format this Christmas. The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD f ...

  15. Disney Has Blu-ray Vision

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing superior quality and overwhelming backing by consumer electronics manufacturers, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday (Dec. 7) said it will throw its content support behind the Sony-backed Blu-ray hi Citing superior quality and overwhelming backi ...

  16. Major Studios Sign Up For HD DVD

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be releasing films on Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's high definition (HD) DVD format over the next few years. Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be re ...

  17. Universal Drops 'Video' From Name

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. According to a company statement, "the new name reflects the ...

  18. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  19. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  20. Best Buy, NBC In Cross-Promotion

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and NBC Universal are teaming to cross-promote the DVD release "The Apprentice--The Complete First Season" and the fall NBC TV season. Best Buy and NBC Universal are teaming to cross-promote the DVD release "The Apprentice- ...

  21. Release Date Set For 'American Dreams' Music DVD

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to DVD Sept. 7 from Universal Studios Home Video. The seven-disc set will be priced at $89.98. "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to D ...

  22. Warner Home Video Nixes DVD Screeners

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie piracy. Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie pir ...

  23. Former Vivendi Chief in Police Custody

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Messier held for alleged financial crimes. PARIS (AP) Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief executive of Vivendi Universal, was taken into police custody Monday (June 21) in an investigation into financial wrongdoing during his time at the media an ...

  24. Former Vivendi Chief in Police Custody

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Messier held for alleged financial crimes. PARIS (AP) Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief executive of Vivendi Universal, was taken into police custody Monday (June 21) in an investigation into financial wrongdoing during his time at the media an ...

  25. Video Price-Fixing Suit To Proceed

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A three-year-old federal lawsuit filed by video distributors Flash Electronics and East Texas Distributors against Universal Studios Home Video will proceed. LOS ANGELES--A three-year-old federal lawsuit filed by video distributors Flash Electroni ...

  26. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

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