Shaw Communications, Canada's second-largest cabler, is ankling the industry's public ombudsman as a cost-saving measure.
Markets & Festivals
Former Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell has stirred a lot of controversy in Britain lately, and with his recent arrival in New York, he has exported a brand new imbroglio to the United States.
Media research and consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates has tapped vet broadcaster Larry Perret as a senior consultant.
The Hawaii Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday, has rebounded nicely. Following the dismissal three years ago of its executive director, the resignation of its largest individual donor and cuts…
"Harry Potter" mania gripped the U.K. and "Treasure Planet" set sail impressively in Paris last weekend, but ticket sales sagged in many other markets as folks weren't enticed by "Sweet Home…
Army Archerd - Just for Variety
Leave it to Baz Luhrmann to bring some savvy Hollywood press pizzazz to staid old Broadway. Making his legit debut here, the director of "Moulin Rouge" is promoting his incoming stage production of…
With its fall lineup producing explosive Nielsen growth, Kids' WB has decided to give early renewals to a trio of frosh toons.
Receiving special presentations at the fourth Lanzarote Spanish Film Screenings Nov. 28-30 will be Eduard Cortes' portrayal of a false yuppie, "La vida de nadie" (Nobody's Life); Luis Maria Guell's…
Leonardo DiCaprio's Initial Entertainment Group-based Appian Way Prods. has optioned a spec from Adam "Tex" Davis, "The Gardener of Eden."
Lava Records prexy Jason Flom is about to erupt onto the film scene. The label boss, who rose to prominence by fostering such hit acts as Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty and Sugar Ray, is launching a new…