Just for Variety -- Good Morning: Clint Black, chosen to perform at the Sept. 11 "Freedom Walk" reflection pool site, told me he was "thrilled" to get the request from Secretary Rumsfeld's office.
As stand-alone studios fall like cards this year -- first MGM, then Miramax and now possibly DreamWorks, which may be purchased by NBC Universal in a deal that could happen as soon as September -…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the American Society of Cinematographers will present an exhibit highlighting the photographic talents of cinematographers.
Three watchdog groups have derided a recent Federal Communications Commission report that broadband use notably is expanding as "misleading" and "at best, wildly optimistic."
The creators of syndicated skein "Million Dollar Idea" filed suit in federal court accusing ABC and Simon Cowell of stealing the name and concept for an upcoming series.
The mother and son founders of Russia's Ren-TV, who sold their 30% stake to pan-European broadcaster RTL in July, want to buy back into the web.
Tim Crescenti, a longtime exec in the international format biz, has launched his own consultancy, Small World IFT, and has unveiled deals with Scandi channel launcher Viasat and Japan's terrestrial…
Star China prexy Jamie Davis is segueing to ESPN Star Sports as managing director, effective Sept. 1. Davis has been with News Corp.'s Star in various capacities since 1996.
Hollywood movies shooting in Blighty would qualify for just 2%-5% of their budgets from the U.K.'s proposed new production tax credits rather than the 9% under the existing system, according to…
NBC Universal Intl. Television Distribution has sold a bundle of films and series, including Peter Jackson's upcoming pic "King Kong" to German network RTL Television.
RDF, the British independent production house behind reality shows including ABC's "Wife Swap," is expanding into drama, buying the 65% it doesn't already own in Touchpaper Television for £2.7…