• EMA Hosts OTT Event

    The Entertainment Merchants Association hosted the OTT_X@Pipeline event Sept. 25 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. The event explored the evolution and marketplace of the over-the-top space. (L-R): The EMA’s Eric Hanson and Mark Fisher with Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias.

  • Spidey Field Trip

    Instructor chaperones Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr) and Mr. Dell (J.B. Smoove) Sept. 17 took journalists and others on a field trip around Los Angeles to uncover some of the visual magic behind Spider-Man: Far From Home, available now on digital and Oct. 1 on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Among the … Continue reading “Spidey Field Trip”

  • UHD Alliance Introduces ‘Filmmaker Mode’

    The UHD Alliance, along with leaders in consumer electronics, the Hollywood studios and members of the filmmaking community, Aug. 27 announced collaboration on a new viewing mode for watching movies and episodic TV called “Filmmaker Mode,” designed to reproduce the content in the way the creator intended. (L-R): Panasonic’s Ron Martin, Vizio’s Kenneth Lowe, Warner’s … Continue reading “UHD Alliance Introduces ‘Filmmaker Mode’”

  • ‘Rocketman’ Returns to Dodger Stadium

    Paramount Home Entertainment on Aug. 25 hosted a Rocketman-themed night at Dodger Stadium to commemorate Elton John’s historic concert there in 1975 — and to promote the film’s Aug. 27 release on Blu-ray disc and DVD. Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s long-time lyricist, and Jamie Bell, who portrays Taupin the film, were there to celebrate.  Rocketman … Continue reading “‘Rocketman’ Returns to Dodger Stadium”

  • Fox Fetes ‘Mayans M.C.’ Season One DVD

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrated the DVD release of FX’s Mayans M.C.: The Complete First Season with a party Aug. 18 at Heroes Motors in Los Angeles. “Mayans M.C.” is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” saga. The show takes place in the same fictional universe, and deals with the Sons’ … Continue reading “Fox Fetes ‘Mayans M.C.’ Season One DVD”

  • ‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’ Screening

    Lionsgate held a screening for Apocalypse Now Final Cut to mark the 40th anniversary of the war film at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood Aug. 12. Apocalypse Now Final Cut will be released in select Imax theaters Aug. 15 and 18, followed by region­al theaters Aug. 23 from NAGRA myCinema, and on 4K Ultra … Continue reading “‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’ Screening”

  • The Sights of San Diego Comic-Con International 2019

    San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 offered a dazzling display of sights and sounds for the thousands of fans who converged on downtown San Diego July 17-21 to take in the convention and the many fan festivals surrounding it.

  • LAES/OTT_X Pool Party

    Teaming the eighth annual Los Angeles Entertainment Summit (LAES) with  OTT_X, a new conference focused on the over-the-top market, was a winning formula for the Entertainment Merchants Association. Upwards of 400 people packed the Universal Hilton July 16 for the two events – a bigger crowd than organizers had expected.  A day of standing-room-only panels … Continue reading “LAES/OTT_X Pool Party”

  • Home Entertainment Industry Golf Tournament a Big Win

    More than 100 people participated in the Los Angeles Media and Entertainment Golf Tournament July 15 at the Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., honoring a “foursome” of industry legends and raising nearly $80,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Warren Lieberfarb, David Bishop, Steve Nickerson and Mike Fidler were honored for their contributions to … Continue reading “Home Entertainment Industry Golf Tournament a Big Win”

  • Honoring DVD Pioneers

    Four industry veterans crucial to the launch of DVD were joined at an informal dinner July 11 as a precursor to the Los Angeles Media and Entertainment Golf Tournament on July 15, where they will be officially honored for their contributions to DVD, which triggered the start of home entertainment’s digital revolution. Warren Lieberfarb, David … Continue reading “Honoring DVD Pioneers”