Wal-Mart knew it was coming. Before studios began allowing the first digital movie purchases this month on Movielink and CinemaNow, they made sure to give the DVD biz's 800-pound gorilla -- and all…
Tuning In: LIKE HOLLYWOOD'S LABOR unions, network affiliates fear being left behind as major broadcasters tear down a road filled with blind curves toward the new-media future. And if history is any…
By 1930 the lot of women in showbiz had only modestly improved, though Variety was arguably taking them more seriously as professionals. The belittling epithets used to describe "the dear little…
The 10 p.m. newscasts for the Fox-owned TV stations in Gotham and L.A. have a new look that's actually not so new -- at least not to viewers of Fox News Channel.
When Microsoft launches a new platform, it hires major rock acts to climb onstage with Bill Gates and stoke a media frenzy. HD DVD backers could barely get their product to stores on time, let alone…
When Cannes put 20th Century Fox's "Moulin Rouge" on its dancecard as an opening night pic in 2001, the move -- engineered by then-new artistic director Thierry Fremaux -- was a sign that the…
What's the cost of a stamp? Priceless, it seems, to the estate of Roy Orbison, which has ramped up an effort to get the late rock crooner honored by the U.S. Postal Service.
Canal Plus has severed a link with its past, recently selling the Paris Saint Germain soccer club to two investment funds.
Road grosses dipped in Week 46 (April 10-16), as the 14-show slate fell 14.05% to total $10,857,230.
A U.K. English prof recently scandalized his profession by reducing the plot of John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" to a text message short enough to fit on the screen of a cell phone: "Devl kikd…
Silvio Berlusconi is reluctantly exiting the prime minister's office after losing Italy's national elections. But will "Bye Bye Berlusconi!" ever play Italian cinemas?
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