NEW YORK — An agreement between China and the U.S. Electronic Retailing Assn. promises to turn the trickle of U.S. exports to China into a flood of direct sales. ERA president and CEO Elissa Myers…
Major syndie distribs were bristling Wednesday at an offer from the Baltimore-based Sinclair TV station group to sell timeslots for new syndie skeins on 30-plus Sinclair outlets to the highest bidder.
A new film by Stacy Title and a film adaptation of novelist J.G. Ballard's "The Atrocity Exhibition" have been added to the lineup of the 1999 Slamdance Film Festival, which opens Jan. 23.
Sandra Bullock, recent winner of the People's Choice Award as favorite female film star, is near a deal to star in "28 Days" under Betty Thomas' helm for Columbia Pictures.
Robert James Kern, a prolific television and film editor in a career spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s, died Dec. 21 of natural causes in Newport Beach. He was 77. Kern got his start at MGM, after…
In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
Miami's $2 billion entertainment industry is about to get a boost from Uncle Sam, following approval of the city's application for a job-creating empowerment zone.
Rosie O'Donnell has been tapped to host the 41st annual Grammy Awards, with Madonna inked to perform the opening number on the Feb. 24 show.
Barry Diller's USA Network has landed the exclusive broadcast window to four 1998 Universal theatricals, including "Out of Sight" and "Bride of Chucky."
While Fox and the producers of Terrence Malick's "Thin Red Line" were lucky enough to get its big-name cast for a fraction of their normal fees, the studio is finding that co-star Sean Penn's…