• The Entertainment Merchants Association Hosts Seventh Annual LAES

    The seventh annual Los Angeles Entertainment Summit, presented by the Entertainment Merchants Association, took place July 17-18 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The event included panels, speakers, awards, an OTT Channels Conference and a cocktail party sponsored by FandangoNow, which included a silent auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

  • Charity EAA Hosts Wine, Wisdom and Vision Event June 21 in Hollywood

    The Entertainment Aid Alliance (formerly the Entertainment AIDS Alliance) June 21 kicked off its newly expanded charitable mission with the annual Wine, Wisdom and Vision event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The organization announced the establishment of the Maria La Magra and Heather Hinkel Fund, to benefit cancer patients, to accompany the existing Marc Berman … Continue reading “Charity EAA Hosts Wine, Wisdom and Vision Event June 21 in Hollywood”

  • Video Industry Veterans Attend Second Reunion

    Jodie LeVitus Francisco, former Western advertising director and national video manager for Billboard Magazine, organized the Video Industry Reunion 2 June 11 at Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, Calif. All past and current members of the home entertainment industry were invited to attend. A raffle raised money for the Entertainment Aid Alliance.

  • ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary Screening at the Greek

    Fandango teamed with Universal Pictures and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to host an exclusive screening of Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic Park on June 11, the 25th anniversary of the classic film’s original release date. The event featured celebrity guests, giveaways and a sneak peek of new footage from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, arriving in … Continue reading “‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary Screening at the Greek”

  • ‘Isle of Dogs’ Behind the Scenes

    The stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs from writer-director Wes Anderson will be available through Movies Anywhere and digital retailers June 26 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 17 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Here are a few looks at the making of the film:

  • ‘Jurassic World’ Unboxed

    Actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard from Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World and its upcoming sequel unboxed a surprise at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles June 2. The largest “delivery” in Amazon’s history was made to The Grove May 30, escorted by a Jeep Wrangler motorcade. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters … Continue reading “‘Jurassic World’ Unboxed”

  • ‘Grease’ Celebrates 40th at Cannes

    Paramount Pictures hosted a screening of Grease at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary. Star John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser took part in the Cinéma de la Plage event May 16 where the restored film was shown to fans an outdoor screening on the beach. Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition is … Continue reading “‘Grease’ Celebrates 40th at Cannes”

  • Gardening With ‘Peter Rabbit’

    To celebrate Earth Day and the April 20 digital home entertainment release of Peter Rabbit, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment partnered with Slow Food USA and schools in New York City and Los Angeles to launch school and community gardens. In New York City April 20, DIY Network gardening expert and host Sara Bendrick led efforts … Continue reading “Gardening With ‘Peter Rabbit’”

  • ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’ at Monsterpalooza

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosted a Deep Blue Sea 2 panel at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena Saturday, April 14. The direct-to-video movie was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital April 17.

  • EMA at NAB

    The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) had a strong presence at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas. The trade association hosted a Digital EMA Forum on April 10 that was attended by more than 80 leaders in OTT video. The forum focused on the benefits and challenges of adoption of specifications … Continue reading “EMA at NAB”