By Greg Tarr April 5, 2018 | Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc authoring systems developer Scenarist is using the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase the use of HDR10+ high dynamic range (HDR) on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, along with technology partners Samsung, Deluxe and ATEME. Read more on HD Guru.   RELATED ARTICLES: HDR Education Efforts Needed To Maintain 4K...

By Lacey Rose April 4, 2018 | When Ryan Murphy arrived at the Hollywood headquarters of Netflix on a stormy afternoon in January, the 53-year-old producer of such TV breakouts as Glee, The People v. O.J. Simpsonand seven installments of American Horror Story says he was expecting a tour of the streaming giant's luxe new space and "maybe a croissant." But coming in out of the rain,...

By Anousha Sakoui and Lucas Shaw April 2, 2018 | Netflix Inc. has turned heads in Hollywood by spending billions of dollars to lure filmmakers and viewers from rival TV networks. But it’s also frustrated competitors in a less-public way: by poaching talent and driving up pay. The streaming giant has lured scores of defectors by offering big increases in compensation. Recruits are securing...

(Above) Source: Screen Engine/ASI [caption id="attachment_848" align="alignright" width="177"] Mark Orne                    Screen Engine/ASI[/caption]   With the launch of the Movies Anywhere service in October 2017, home entertainment consumers gained a new cloud storage option for watching the films in their digital collections. While the original service, known as Disney Movies Anywhere  (DMA), provided a convenient...

(Above, Danny Kaye accepts Fox Innovation Lab's induction into the Variety Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame, with Ericsson's Mark Russell. Photo credit: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)   BY GREG TARR SPECIAL TO DEG Danny Kaye, executive VP and managing director for Fox Innovation Lab, is on a mission to help content creators put their work in front of consumers on as many screens as possible,...

By Anita Busch [caption id="attachment_3978" align="alignleft" width="131"] Kathleen Gallagher[/caption] March 30, 2018 | Kathleen Gallagher has been upped to exec VP & managing director of North American for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE). She will now lead UPHE’s physical home entertainment business, including sales, operations, finance, customer marketing and distribution partnerships in the U.S. and Canada. Gallagher replaces longtime UPHE executive Dick Longwell who...

By Anita Busch March 26, 2018 | Vincent Marçais has been named exec VP, worldwide marketing for Paramount Home Media Distribution to oversee the creative advertising, media, brand and market research for all of the studio’s home entertainment releases across physical and digital platforms. Marçais will report to Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures...

By Dade Hayes March 25, 2018 | In an interview with ITV News, Spielberg noted that the movie business has never faced more of a challenge from television, especially given the rise of Netflix and other streamers. While there are benefits from that to the overall culture, he said features launched on streaming platforms should not be allowed at the Oscars...

By John Koblin March 25, 2018 | When Apple began courting producers last year, it said it had a budget of about $1 billion to work with. Now it is becoming clear that the company will blow well past that figure. Perhaps more meaningful, though, is that Apple's strong brand name and its willingness to write big checks have quickly made it...