The original "King Kong" came to the U.S. theaters in the midst of the Depression and to much less hoopla than the current three-hour retelling by director Peter Jackson.
Strands: The coming year looks set to be the one in which current and recent Broadway musicals reach Blighty en masse. Though deals are not yet confirmed in all cases, the year is likely to see the…
To execs at rival networks, the idea of 20 million viewers for ABC's "Lost" seems like Nirvana. So imagine their excitement at the thought of 34 million fans for a TV show based on an Internet phenom.
Ever since "Urinetown" made it to Broadway, people have been aware of the role the New York Fringe Festival can play in helping a show get started.
Consider this: Given a hard choice between "making a couple of million bucks at the box office in profits" or inspiring and educating ticket buyers, Walden Media would choose the latter.
When it comes to titling films, Hollywood studios sometimes settle for the bland ("Prime"), the bizarre ("Zathura") and the incomprehensible ("XXX: State of the Union"). Not so with "Snakes on a…
Will "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life" have, excuse the expression, legs? We all know Rivera has them. The 72-year-old Broadway favorite kicked them up in the original productions of "West Side…
Broadway stages, once upon a time, were the almost exclusive domain of classically trained actors and musical theater performers. But in a constantly shifting pop-cultural landscape, that rulebook…
So far, the public argument for shortening video windows has been made by execs like Walt Disney's Bob Iger, who are afraid of invoking the wrath of theaters.
The world's just wild about "Harry." And international exhibs are hoping that Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" can breathe fresh air into what's been a mostly dismal year at the…
Housemates of Prima TV's "Big Brother"-esque reality show "VyVoleni" (The Chosen) have had to deal with more than the usual set of challenges. In fact, there's been more drama off-screen than on.