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Rock Band Performs For Viacom, Despite Downturn Exclusive  
by Leigh Alexander [11.04.08]
Viacom's third-quarter profits slumped by 37 percent amid poor movie sales and TV ratings -- but its ancillary and games revenue, led by Rock Band, grew 36 percent on the strength of the popular rhythm game.
Console/PC, Hollywood, Exclusive

Capcom Upping Hollywood Ties With Lost Planet Film  
by Eric Caoili [07.16.08]
In an effort to strengthen its Hollywood development and expand its franchises to additional forms of media with a “one property with multiple uses” strategy, publisher and developer Capcom has announced a film adaptation for Lost Planet, which w
Console/PC, Hollywood

Feature: Will Summer Games Give Hollywood A Run for Its Money? Exclusive  
by Eric Caoili [05.20.08]
With summer game sales debuting alongside Hollywood summer smashes, Gamasutra asks Wedbush Morgan, EEDAR, and OTX analysts: out of the games being released over the summer, which games will shine, and which will succumb?
Console/PC, Hollywood, Exclusive

Report: NBC on Verge of $100M Investment in SCi  
by Chris Remo [04.18.08]
Media conglomerate NBC Universal could be in the final stages of a $100 million investment in UK-based SCi Entertainment Group, which owns Eidos Interactive. SCi could also be soliciting increased ownership by Warner Bros. Entertainment, which already ho
Console/PC, Hollywood

Report: Sony Considering Sale Of Animation, FX Division  
by Christian Nutt [10.31.07]
A New York Times report suggests Sony might consider selling its animation division to companies interested in expanding their work into the game business -- while SCE and Sony Online Entertainment are not part of any possible deal.
Console/PC, Hollywood

Hollywood & Games Confirms World Of Warcraft's Pardo  
by Staff [06.06.07]
The organizers of the 2007 Hollywood and Games Summit have confirmed Blizzard's World Of Warcraft lynchpin Rob Pardo as a key panelist as the summit, which will take place June 26th-27th in Los Angeles.
Console/PC, Hollywood

20th Century Fox Scores Rights to Sims Film  
by Brandon Boyer [05.25.07]
According to a new report, Electronic Arts' best-selling franchise The Sims will be getting a live action film treatment from 20th Century Fox, with Eragon and Norbit producer John Davis at the helm.
Console/PC, Hollywood

Strategy First Sign Jagged Alliance Movie Deal  
by David Jenkins [03.09.07]
Strategy First have announced a partnership with Los Angeles based video game and film production company Union Entertainment to create a movie adaptation of the PC turn-based strategy series Jagged Alliance.

D.I.C.E. Summit - Sony Pictures' Yair Landau's Opening Keynote  
by Frank Cifaldi [02.07.07]
At the opening keynote at the 2007 D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman and Sony Pictures Digital president Yair Landau discussed convergence and the game biz, previewing SOE Seattle's previously unrevealed spy-themed MM
Console/PC, Hollywood

H&G Keynote: Paul W.S. Anderson Talks Successful Video Game Movies  
by Frank Cifaldi [06.27.06]
At the opening of the 2006 Hollywood & Games Summit in Beverly Hills, film director Paul W.S. Anderson (Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil) delivered a keynote speech entitled "Pressing the Right Buttons: How to Successfully Blend Game and Film."
Console/PC, Hollywood