Veteran character actor Philip Abbott, who played FBI assistant director Arthur Ward on the TV series "The FBI," died Feb. 23 in Los Angelesof cancer. He was 73.
Walter N. Hiller, a prominent theatrical agent, died March 1 of cancer at UCLA Medical Center. He was 72.
Stephen Harris Brown, a former vaudevillian who later produced numerous plays on both coasts, died Jan. 13 in La Jolla of pneumonia, after suffering a stroke three years ago. He was 95.
Adding to its growing stack of statuettes, "Titanic's" trio of editors -- Conrad Buff, helmer-writer James Cameron and Richard A. Harris -- took the Eddie award for feature film at the 48th American…
LAS VEGAS — It started as an amiable ritual. Each year at the start of ShoWest, Jack Valenti would sit down at breakfast with a few reporters for a sort of state-of-the-union colloquy. The…
Daily Variety returns to its roots today with the launch of Daily Variety Gotham, giving New Yorkers the chance to buy Daily Variety on the day of publication for the first time.
Ending months of speculation, 20th Century Fox Worldwide Pay Television has signed a wide-ranging pay TV and pay-per-view licensing deal with Spanish media holding Sogecable, owner of pay TV Canal…
Weddington Prods. has named Marc Vanocur managing director. He will handle budgeting, operations and all business affairs for the company. – Red Ant Entertainment has made some adjustments, tapping…
Drew Barrymore will be a presenter on this year’s Oscarcast, according to show producer Gil Cates. It will be her first time on the job. The 70th Academy Awards show will be held March 23 at the…
China Central Television's (CCTV) 24-hour international service CCTV-4 will be available to U.S. cable operators April 1 free of license fees and packaging restrictions.
Mike Myers — who plays that groovy international man of mystery, Austin Powers — will be a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards. It will be the second time Myers has presented an Oscar. Myers…