In November, the movie industry's voluntary movie rating system celebrated its 38th birthday -- and still counting. How and why was it born?
The 2008 presidential race is beginning to ignite a small flame, soon to become roaring fires. In Hollywood and Washington we use language wantonly, seldom really informing anyone what the words mean.
There is a serious disconnect in the value system of this country that needs to be confronted. Some local TV stations throughout the land refused last week to exhibit “Saving Private Ryan” because of…
Never in the history of the noble English language has the word “screener” been used more often, with such passionate advocacy and with opposing views about it clashing in print, phone, fax, email…
The shooting is still going on in Iraq. And elsewhere too. The folks at the Baseball Hall of Fame canceled Tim Robbins' "Bull Durham" appearance at that hallowed place because Robbins dared to speak…
Over their holiday vacations in Hawaii or St. Barts, everyone in Hollywood vows to read the greats of literature, turning their backs on the latest stack of scripts. Such promises are not always…
Jack Valenti - Guest column
LEW WASSERMAN IS DEAD. When he breathed his last, he entered into that place where legends live on. He is non-xeroxable. His like will never be seen again in our industry.
Special to Variety
IT IS WELL KNOWN (unless one has been vacationing with Rip Van Winkle), that the movie industry is now under relentless attack by the federal government.