The Laugh Factory, continuing a tradition begun 13 years ago, will provide free Christmas dinners for struggling comics, writers and actors at its 8001 Sunset Blvd. location. Turkey and all the…
Bruce Kaplan, an expert in folk and ethnic music who founded Flying Fish Records, died Dec. 15 of viral meningitis.
Repre-sentatives of the Writers Guild of America East and Capital Cities/ABC are scheduled to open negotiations on a new contract to succeed the current three-year pact, which expires on Feb. 1, 1993.
Larry Bennett has bought back control of the company he founded in 1984, vidcassette manufacturer Premiere Video Duplicators. Although deal was made in November, terms haven't been disclosed.
Live Entertainment Inc. on Friday began mailing to some stockholders a prospectus, consent solicitation, proxy statement and solicitation of prepackaged plan acceptances to implement exchange offers…
NBC will in fact be able to get in TV Guide ads in most markets for its movie "Amy Fisher: My Story" (Daily Variety, Dec. 17). The network moved up the vidpic to Dec. 28 to beat rival ABC and CBS…
General Cinema Corp. yesterday reported a significant profit improvement in its fourth quarter of 1992 and full fiscal year, reflecting sharply higher earnings from its publishing operations and…
Patti LuPone will bring her "In Concert" show to the Westwood Playhouse for 10 performances Jan. 8-17. LuPone, who will present an evening of Broadway favorites and new material, will be backed by a…
From the first time he aimed a few tentative jokes at President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Roosevelt laughed, Bob Hope has been part of the Washington in-crowd. He may have played Mr. Average in the…
The 17th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, dubbed "Hollyworld," will take a crack at deciphering financing, production and distribution patterns in the international marketplace.