MGM has acquired rights to a biopic of New York mobster Eddie Maloney. Matt Dillon will produce and star in the pic.
Now that HBO and James Gandolfini have settled their dispute over salary, the network and creator David Chase are negotiating a deal with Steve Buscemi to play a recurring character on the series, as…
In a reflection of soaring costs, AFTRA's health and retirement plan has set its first insurance premium at $250 per quarter – a whopping 67% higher than SAG's new premium -- starting in July.
Talks between News Corp. and DirecTV parents Hughes Electronics and GM are well under way after telco SBC Communications withdrew from bidding for the satcaster Tuesday.
"The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Changing Lanes," "Narc," "Skins" and "Salton Sea" paced the seventh annual Prism Awards nominations Tuesday.
It took a war, but Madonna has finally censored herself. The Material Girl on Tuesday decided to pull the musicvid for her current single "American Life," out of concern that its graphic…
"Starting Over," the new daytime reality strip from "Real World" exec producers Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray and NBC Enterprises, has initiated a nationwide casting call tour.
More than 140 pics will screen April 6-14 at the Cantor Film Center for the 61st annual First Run Festival, NYU's showcase of student films. Competition gives out $50,000 in cash awards to winners at…
The New York International Film and Video Festival will run April 2-12 in Gotham. Fest screens over 300 films in feature, short, docu and animation categories.
The Advertising Club and America Online will host "Marketing of the Movies" Thursday at the Plaza Hotel. Variety editor in chief, Peter Bart will moderate the panel, which includes marketing execs…
TVGateway LLC has reorganized, naming a new team of managers led by TV vet Bill McCall, and putting emphasis on advanced cable services such as HDTV, video-on-demand and digital video recording.