To the Editor: In its June 9-15 issue, Variety ran two articles pondering why women’s employment in key behind-the-scenes positions hasn’t resulted in the more prominent display of “female…
Paramount Domestic TV has inked a multiyear overall development deal with fashion maven Steven Cojocaru. Under terms of the pact, Cojocaru will assume correspondent duties on long-standing showbiz…
Wherever you look in present-day Hollywood, an upstairs-downstairs mentality seems to be taking hold. From actors, writers or other sectors of the Hollywood economy, the gap between the overpaid and…
The UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television tapped 10 student scribes in the school's annual screenwriting competition on June 17.
Action-sports management firm IMS Sports is creating a 10-city pro skateboarder tour to debut next year with $2.5 million in prizes. As part of the tour's establishment, IMS has signed a TV deal with…
Let’s hear it for CBS. It is the first network to make a serious bid for the Pvt. Jessica Lynch story. They have officially offered her exclusive interview rights with somebody like Mike Wallace, a…
Vivendi Universal said Tuesday that its Vivendi Universal Entertainment has secured a new $920 million five-year loan that will be used to refinance the outstanding portion of a chunk of its $1.62…
HBO's "Sex and the City" achieved a Nielsen orgasm for Sunday's premiere of its sixth and final season, drawing 7.3 million total viewers to make it the fourth highest-rated episode in the show's…
The ax fell on 80 Comedy Central staffers Tuesday: More than 20% of the network's workforce of 360 people was pinkslipped as the cabler's ops are folded into MTV Networks.
Veteran Argentine actor Victor Laplace's second shot at directing, social drama "La Mina" (The Mine), has wrapped lensing.
Animal Planet has greenlit "Beverly Hills Vet," a new series centered on aiding the owners of L.A.'s most eccentric and problem-riddled pets.