Vid flips lid with $20 bil in revenues

Hettrick, Scott
January 2001
Daily Variety;01/05/2001, Vol. 270 Issue 24, p1
Trade Publication
Focuses on the growth of the homevideo market in the United States. Record retail revenue; Increase in rental spending; Film studios' contract renewal negotiations with the Writers Guild of America; Issue of compensation for sales of video tapes.


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