Video Software Dealers Assn

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Senators Fight Sex Appearing In 'GTA' Game

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senators are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hol ...

  5. Florida Sides With Warner Bros. Over 'Perfect Storm'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. prevailed April 21 in a Florida lawsuit that could have severely restricted the right of filmmakers to address historical events without the permission of the subjects or their heirs. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Warner Bros. prevailed ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Vid Rental Pioneer George Atkinson Dies

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Opened Video Station chain in 1977. George Atkinson, known as the operator of the first video rental store, died March 3 in Northridge, Calif. He was 69. After Atkinson opened Video Station in 1977 in Los Angeles, Twentieth Century Fox and other s ...

  8. CCE, Ventura Ink DVD Deal

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. LOS ANGELES -- Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. A minimum ...

  9. CCE, Ventura Ink DVD Deal

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. Clear Channel Entertainment Television has forged its first DVD distribution deal, with Ventura Entertainment. A minimum of six CCETV mu ...

  10. MPAA Launches Anti-Piracy Lawsuits

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major motion picture studios launched the first of a three-part initiative aiming to stem online movie piracy by filing an "initial wave of lawsuits" against individuals who illegally shared movies on NEW YORK -- Major motion picture stu ...

  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. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant pirac The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people wh ...

  15. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body sues 200 to 300 individual infringers. The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant piracy t ...

  16. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  17. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  18. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  21. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  22. VSDA To Honor Barry Levinson

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barry Levinson, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director/producer/screenwriter, will receive the Career Achievement Award from the Video Software Dealers Assn. on the opening day of the Home Entertainment Barry Levinson, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning di ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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, ...

  26. DVD Industry Still Surging

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DVD software shipments and DVD player sales continued to rise in the first half of 2004, the Digital Entertainment Group announced today (July 15) at the Video Software Dealers Assn. Home Entertainmen DVD software shipments and DVD player sales co ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. CERTA Launches Ratings, Labeling Campaign

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lobbying group designates June as awareness month. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) is hoping to turn retailers' attention to entertainment ratings and labeling systems by declaring that June will be "Ente ...

  29. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, will meet with members of Congress April 20 to drum up support to combat entertainment piracy. WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Co ...

  30. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...

  34. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Home Entertainment Convention Set For July

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The annual Home Entertainment convention, sponsored by the Video Software Dealers Assn., will return this year to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The annual Home Entertainment convention, sponsored by the Video Software Dealers Assn ...