Just for Variety: The first phone call on my return to the office Monday morning was from Julie Andrews. She was calling as a member of the board of Operation U.S.A. having been a founding member…
A significant number of Paramount execs and producers are troubled over being left out of the loop about Brad Grey's impending ascension as Sherry Lansing's successor.
It came down to the wire, but annual box office for 2004 managed to edge out 2003, with $9.214 billion through Sunday, according to the final tally released Monday by Nielsen EDI, vs. 2003's $9.166…
Tsunami relief was top on the mind of showbiz Monday as Rupert Murdoch dispatched a letter to all News Corp. staffers saying his company would give $1 million in aid and match employee's donations…
Gotham's film and TV heavyweights' efforts to pass a 5% tax credit on below-the-line production were rewarded Monday when Mayor Bloomberg signed the bill into law. A number of the bill's biggest…
Clint Eastwood's boxing pic "Million Dollar Baby" has been named best film of 2004 by the Dallas-Forth Worth Critics Assn. in the org's 11th annual poll.
Telco SBC revealed plans for the first generation of its new home entertainment service that will include video programming, broadband content, TiVo-like recording and downloadable movies.
"Alexander" triumphed in South Korea and Sony's Chinese-lingo "Kung Fu Hustle" continued to dominate other parts of Asia last weekend, while the B.O. in Europe was starved of new product and had to…
Worldwide consumer spending on DVDs and videocassettes of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2" has reached $1.6 billion, according to DreamWorks. That amount surpasses the $1.38 billion in worldwide box office…
"The Aviator," Miramax's Martin Scorsese-directed biopic of Howard Hughes, flew away with seven nods from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, including picture and director.
An avalanche of B.O. records fell last week, including the big one. Thirty-one shows brought in $22,069,502, the highest cume to date for Broadway. It breaks the previous record of $21,350,633, the…