Just for Variety: Good morning, and goodbye Mr. President. I had spoken to Ronald Reagan from Burbank to Sacramento to Washington. He joked about everyone from Jack L. Warner to Nikita Khrushchev…
Chuck Dolan's Cablevision Systems has signed a deal that will add ESPN HD to Cablevision's lineup of 14 high-definition services.
Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have purchased Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii's romantic thriller spec "Deja Vu" for several million dollars. The Mouse House closed the deal preemptively Friday…
Not enough Americans watched the long-running British soap opera "EastEnders" on BBC America last year, so the network has moved to Plan B: pay-per-view.
Former Arista Records exec VP-G.M. Larry Mestel has been named chief operating officer-general manager of Virgin Records. He will oversee the label's business operations, including A&R…
Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Taiwanese gay romantic comedy "Formula 17," the highest-grossing local production released this year in its home territory and one of the top five…
The video-on-demand market will generate $4.4 billion from 110 million homes worldwide this year. It's projected to grow above $11.5 billion in revenue and 327 million homes in 2010.
Producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen of Zentropa Entertainments will receive the Media Salles European producer of the year award at Cinema Expo's closing-night ceremony June 24 in Amsterdam.
Thanks to the Hogwarts magicians, Fox's ecological disaster pic and Warners' Greek odyssey, Hollywood registered one of its best weekends overseas.
U.S.-owned exhib Reading Entertainment has enlarged its Australian loop by more than one third, acquiring most of the assets of beleaguered Anderson Multiplex Cinemas.
Three buyout firms led by Bain Capital are reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire Loews Cineplex Entertainment, the century-old, Gotham-based movie theater chain owned by Oaktree Capital and Onex…