Variety Staff

Hollywood’s Emotional High


Best picture. It’s moviedom’s Big Enchilada, Hollywood’s E ticket to a ride into film history books- not to mention a practically foolproof guarantee of a second-time-around box office bonanza…

Mavens On The Move


BRIDGET JOHNSON, senior veep of production at Touchstone Pictures, has been named president of motion pictures at James L. Brooks’ Grade Films. Johnson, who has been with Touchstone since 1989, is…


  • Film

U.S. Films


CATS (Amblimation) 10/94, Los Angeles, animated. EXP, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg; SCR, Tom Stoddard; DISTRIB, U. CATS DONT DANCE (Turner Pictures/David Kirschner Prods., 1888 Century Park…

Dave Wannabe?


Before he exited his CNBC talkshow to follow Letterman beginning Jan. 9, Tom Snyder sat with his replacement, Charles Grodin, to shoot some CNBC promos to help ease Grodin’s transition. Sources said…

  • TV

Smooth Swap In Hub


The Boston dailies had weeks of hype about the “Big Switch” between the CBS and NBC affiliates but viewers didn’t need a Ph.D. to figure out that as of Jan. 2, WHDH is the NBC affil and WBZ is the…

Julie Haydon


Broadway and film actress Julie Haydon, who played the fragile Laura Wingfield in the original production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” died Dec. 24 of abdominal cancer in La Crosse…

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