Doc master Ken Burns is showing off a feature-length version of his upcoming PBS series "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson" in special digital cinema screenings around the…
Gemstar-TV Guide, publisher of TV Guide magazine, is launching Inside TV, a tube-centric take on the celebrity weekly genre that has so thoroughly parsed the lives of Britney, Brad and Lindsay.
A former entertainment industry executive has been placed on three years' probation for wiretapping his ex-employer, FX, while he was working for two other TV production companies.
WB Entertainment prexy David Janollari's campaign to lure heavyweight talent to the Frog has paid off, with David E. Kelley bringing his latest project to the net.
CD sales finished the year 2.4% above 2003, marking the first time this century that music sales have experienced a year-to-year bump. But the big story for the music industry comes from the newer…
Still a ratings winner after 12 years, "The Real World" is set to keep turning through 2008. MTV has greenlit another five seasons, for a total of 20, of the docudrama about "seven strangers picked…
Just For Variety -- Good Morning: $30 million had already been raised for the UNICEF emergency relief efforts for children in South Asia as the NBC special readied to air Wednesday night.
Joe Roth's Revolution Studios has engineered a deal with a pair of indie TV distributors that could harvest as much as $100 million in revenues from TV syndication, broadcast TV and basic cable.
Imax and Lark Intl. Multimedia have pacted to open six large-format theaters in China over the next four years.
Michael Moore urged Democrats to hightail it to Hollywood, harness some star power and steer clear of "wonks" if they want to win the White House in 2008.
James Truman is ankling his position as editorial director of Conde Nast, the magazine publishing giant announced Wednesday. Thomas J. Wallace, editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Traveler, will replace…