Admissions to the 53rd Sydney Film Festival, which closed Sunday, dipped 7% to 123,000, but organizers said this reflects a change in auditing practice and misrepresents the fest's growing success.
Tuesday's World Cup soccer match between Spain and France was watched by 12.2 million viewers, a four-year audience record in Spain only bettered by the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest Final (12.75…
Radio satcaster Sirius is getting serious about showbiz, sealing a deal with Variety under which the latter will provide entertainment news reports. Variety Radio News will launch in the fall with…
After three days of debate, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by 15-7 a massive telecommunications reform bill. Legislation would affect large segments of the entertainment industry should the…
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way is moving forward with a biopic on Timothy Leary, hiring scribe Craig Lucas and Leary archivist Michael Horowitz to develop the screenplay.
Nelly Furtado's "Loose" bowed at No. 1 on the Nielsen Soundscan chart last week, giving the artist her first debut at the top spot.
The Writers Guild of America East has announced 20 nominees for the 10 open seats on its council for two-year terms. The 10 candidates for six open freelance seats include incumbents Walter Bernstein…
New Line has tapped 12-year-old newcomer Dakota Blue Richards as the lead in "The Golden Compass," its high-profile adaptation of the first book in Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" fantasy…
The Weinstein Co. has tapped veteran attorney Peter Hurwitz as general counsel. Gotham-based Hurwitz will be involved in a broad range of legal matters for TWC and Dimension, including acquisitions…
Lionsgate has upped Erika Schimik to senior VP of media and research for its film division. Schimik, who previously served as VP of theatrical marketing, oversees media planning, market research…