Variety Staff

William Lieberson


Will Lieberson, a director and playwright, died of a heart ailment on Jan. 14 in Manhattan. He was 79. In 1975, Lieberson founded the Quaigh Theater in New York and served as its artistic director…

DVD Battle Raging


Time Warner Inc. and partner Toshiba Corp. shoved Sony Corp. and Philips Electronics aside last week to capture the high ground in the battle for the future of homevideo entertainment. TW/Toshiba’s…

Mavens On The Move


Germany’s second most successful commercial network this past week confirmed that FRED KOGEL, former entertainment director at pubcaster ZDF, will take up a new executive programming post at Sat 1…

Reality Bites


In Las Vegas, where days blend into nights and vice versa, visitors have always had trouble keeping in touch with reality. Such was also the case last week at Multimedia’s NATPE party in Vegas – the…

Hollywood Goes East


Several years of earthquakes, fires, riots and floods have sent an alarmingly high number of Hollywood power-brokers scurrying to New York, with Gotham embracing these mud people with open arms. Most…

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