Forget the Donald: Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban plans to make some lucky soul an instant millionaire via an ABC reality show dubbed "The Benefactor."
Franchise Pictures has partnered with Story Island Entertainment, Canyonlight Entertainment and Entertainment Business Group to produce a sci-fi trilogy, "The Runelords," based on the novels of David…
In an accord with wide-reaching implications for the music and movie download biz, Bertelsmann Music subsids CDNow and N2K have agreed not to contest a series of patents held by SightSound…
Latino-themed English-language cabler Si TV has upped its carriage deal on EchoStar Communications' Dish Network to the America's Top 120 programming package.
Vin Diesel's Tigon Studios, a vidgame production company the action star founded in 2002, will have its first release this summer in the adaptation of "The Chronicles of Riddick," which it is…
Scores of Hollywood heavyweights turned out for Rep. Howard Berman's biannual fund-raiser at the Beverly Hilton Thursday night. Haim Saban and Marc Nathanson chaired the dinner. Irving Azoff, Peter…
Last-minute laffer orders Monday included the sitcom pilots "Spellbound" and "Sweden, Ohio" at Fox and "The Bad Girl's Guide" at UPN.
AOL has partnered with Variety Custom Publishing to produce "An Insider's Guide to the Oscars," distribution of which will begin Wednesday to 125,000 frequent filmgoers at Regal Cinemas and Landmark…
NBC and sister network Telemundo drew enough boxing fans to their TV sets last spring to greenlight a second season of live Saturday-afternoon fights.
The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble production of "Among the Thugs" and the Long Beach-based International City Theatre revival of "Agnes of God" snared five noms each from the Los Angeles Drama Critics…