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Friday, July 08, 2016
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief ‘Percy Jackson’ Takes Triple Gold

School’s out, so it’s no surprise that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief scored a triple win atop all three national home video charts the week ended July 4.

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Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Maximizes ‘Cop Out’

Director Kevin Smith talks about the July 20 release of Cop Out on DVD and Blu-ray, which includes a first for Blu-ray: a Maximum Comedy Mode (MCM), which is a looser and funnier version of the Maximum Movie Mode that Warner pioneered with the Watchmen Blu-ray.

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Jim Keyes Blockbuster Favorably Amends CEO Employment Contract

Blockbuster July 7 added provisions to CEO Jim Keyes’ recently renewed employment contract aimed at keeping the veteran executive on board as it grapples with plummeting fiscal fortunes, including delisting of its stock by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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Netflix Supports Proposed Postal Rate Hike

A day after the U.S. Postal Service formally requested 7% to 8% fee increases for mailing DVDs, books and magazines, among other proposals, one of its largest customers — Netflix — has surprisingly come out in favor of the proposed rate hike.

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Universities Required to Fight Student Piracy

Universities nationwide that receive Title IV funding from the federal government are now required to actively help prevent illegal downloads and file sharing among students, thanks to a provision in the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

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