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  1. Sales chart takes detour to toon town

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Animation continued to rule the DVD sales chart for the week ending Oct. 29 as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Monster House" shot to No. 1 in its first week in stores, and DreamWorks Animation's "Over the Hedge," the previous week's chart-topper, held steady to finish at No. 2.Read more

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  2. Witt fired up for lead in Lifetime's 'Smoke'

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Alicia Witt is set to star in "Blue Smoke," a Lifetime original movie based on Nora Roberts' best-selling novel.Read more

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  3. Salmi to head MTV's global digital media

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Viacom's MTV Networks is centralizing its digital operations under one leader, the company disclosed Wednesday.Read more

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  4. Expect more YouTube deals

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube will spark a flurry of deals between mainstream media companies and turbocharge the market for Internet video, top industry executives said Wednesday at separate conferences on digital media.Read more

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  5. William Styron dies; wrote 'Sophie's Choice'

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    William Styron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Sophie's Choice" and other novels whose explorations of the darkest corners of the human mind and experience were charged by his own near-suicidal demons, died Wednesday. He was 81.Read more

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  6. Salmi to head MTV's global digital media

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Viacom's MTV Networks is centralizing its digital operations under one leader. Mika Salmi, left, founder and CEO of Atom Entertainment, which Viacom acquired in August, has been tapped as MTVN president of global digital media.Read more

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  7. 'Mischief' winds up at Fremantle

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    Fremantle Home Entertainment has entered into a joint venture deal with independent U.K. distributor Verve Pictures for the feature film "Mischief Night," which will become FremantleMedia's first theatrical release.Read more

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  8. TW film units lag in strong quarter

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    "Time Warner continues to build momentum and deliver value for our shareholders," TW chief Richard Parsons said of the company's strong quarter, adding that his team is "particularly encouraged" by the early results of AOL's move to an advertising-focused business model. (AP photo)Read more

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  9. Mediator tapped to avert actors' strike

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    A mediator has been named in Quebec and another is set to be named in Ontario in a bid to restart stalled labor talks between Canadian actors and North American producers.Read more

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  10. AFM back for year of living wirelessly

    4:00 am 11/2/2006

    "Wireless" was the buzz word among buyers and sellers at Wednesday's opening of the American Film Market.Read more

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