Dave Ferrara has been named executive director of the Hollywood Radio & TV Society, replacing longtime topper Gene Herd, who is stepping down after 23 years on the job.
ABC Family is close to greenlighting an original movie from pop star Britney Spears.
Al Jardine, a founding member of the Beach Boys, has won an appeal that allows him to pursue a lawsuit against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Melinda Wilson, Bernard Gudvi, the Carl Wilson Trust and…
Anonymous Content has hired managers Shawn Hopkins, Brian Medavoy and Lainie Stolhanske.
HBO has renewed "Real Time With Bill Maher," ordering another 23 episodes of the latenight talker. Show will go on hiatus after 10 segs, with the remaining 13 to bow in July before the Democratic and…
Feature helmer-scribe Bruce McCulloch ("Stealing Harvard") is jumping into network TV, developing a half-hour comedy for NBC.
To the Editor: In Brian Goldenfeld’s letter about “The Reagans” (“Reagan Rewrite,” Daily Variety, Nov. 5) he writes, “It was the Reagan administration that concluded that AIDS patients were entitled…
To the Editor: In his piece headlined “Scribes fear shrinking feeling” (Variety, Nov. 3-9), Zachary Pincus-Roth states that Playwrights Horizons is the only high-profile theater to accept unsolicited…
“Matrix Revolutions” has been in theaters for only a week. Already, though, many in showbiz are suggesting its simultaneous, worldwide release pattern is a model to be emulated by congloms looking to…
A guy walks into a whorehouse and picks out the prettiest girl in the place. They agree on a price and she tells him to meet her in a room upstairs. He goes up and waits for her arrival, but, much to…
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is accepting entries for its 20th edition, set for April 16-28 in Chicago. Fest accepts features, shorts, animation, docs and experimental films.