Underlining the cable net's increasing push into the independent feature arena, Showtime Networks has pacted with specialty distrib Strand Releasing for theatrical distribution of "The Mudge Boy,"…
Fed up with obscene language on the public airwaves, Federal Communications Commission topper Michael Powell is determined to hit programmers where it hurts: the pocketbook.
Seeking more control and profits from vidgames based on its properties, Warner Bros. is creating a division to co-publish and develop interactive titles.
Strong growth in the Internet advertising market and new contributions from its Overture paid search business helped Yahoo! surge ahead of its 2002 performance, with revenue up 70% to $1.62 billion…
"Schindler's List" will be released to DVD for the first time March 9 as part of a 10th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Shoah Foundation and the Oscar ceremony at which the movie won…
Storm clouds are gathering on Hollywood's labor front. Worries have been building that showbiz scribes are heading down a rocky road as they prep for contract negotiations with studios and nets, with…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
NBC said Wednesday it will fan its feathers early and debut virtually all of its fall sked at the end of August, immediately following the Summer Olympics.
As studios and the MPAA do detective work to figure out the source of films popping up on the Internet, prexy Frank Pierson vowed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will act as judge…
Fox Entertainment stock got a jolt out of its fall ratings-induced stupor, adding 4% to its value over the last two days thanks to Wall Street upgrades on the stock and anticipation of an "American…