It’s getting ugly in the sports TV trenches and viewers, as usual, could suffer the most. Cox Cable, the nation’s No. 4 system, has defiantly announced it will not assent to the aggressive carriage…
For readers poring over election returns this morning, a quick reminder: It was 37 years ago that Ronald Reagan won the gubernatorial election. Daily Variety‘s Army Archerd summed up his victory with…
The major studios have put up a united front in declaring an end to screeners this Oscar season. Behind that show of strength, however, lie conflicting agendas and a nagging sense of futility.
Billy Wilder once defined an associate producer as “anyone who would associate with a producer.” Quips like that are increasingly tempting to make, given how much muscle producers have lost as their…
In their latest anti-tobacco initiative, the attorneys general of 24 states have turned their attention to Hollywood.
When it comes to trends in the movie business, the New York Times seems to offer an intriguing contrast in analyses. Writing in Sunday's Week in Review section, Bernard Weinraub, who apparently is…
By now we have all heard the grim punchlines about Ray Charles getting searched by airport securiry. But there is a less-publicized problem with the post-Sept. 11 atmosphere: an immigration clampdown…
The precept of freedom of expression often takes a back seat once the ideologues and pedants get involved. Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion,” provides the latest and most vivid example. Though Gibson…