FLYING START

A strong sell-through lineup is taking shape for the first quarter of 1999.As studios recognize this as a prime opportunity to gain floor space at retail, they are bringing out more good titles and announcing their releases earlier. It also is a good time to take advantage of a dearth of offerings from other suppliers. Retailers, meanwhile, find that some fourth-quarter titles continue to sell into

A strong sell-through lineup is taking shape for the first quarter of 1999.

As studios recognize this as a prime opportunity to gain floor space at retail, they are bringing out more good titles and announcing their releases earlier. It also is a good time to take advantage of a dearth of offerings from other suppliers. Retailers, meanwhile, find that some fourth-quarter titles continue to sell into the new year.

"Because of the abundance of holiday product, there are alw

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