In what will be her first TV appearance since the finale of "Seinfeld," Julia Louis-Dreyfus will join Drew Carey in "Geppetto," the live-action retelling of the Pinocchio story told from the vantage…
Concert industry titan SFX Entertainment has jumped into the urban music marketplace, acquiring 50% of A.H. Enterprises, a leading promoter of concerts in the genre. Run by Al Haymon, the L.A.-based…
Independent Pictures will handle international distribution on a $30 million drama about the tumultuous relationship between gangster Johnny Stompanato and actress Lana Turner, directed by Philip…
Indie filmmakers flooded the Variety Pavilion for funding tips, but many may have left with an even greater sense of frustration.
The Senate approved a bill Thursday that started off as an effort to reform the juvenile justice system and ended up becoming the focus of a national debate on whether the media or the gun industry…
With his film already breaking box office records in its first day of release, "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" creator George Lucas can laugh in the face of critical detractors who have…
Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Thom Fitzgerald's "Beefcake," which screened in the Cannes market.
BBC Worldwide, BBC Films and Canada's Eclectic Media Inc. are partnering to produce "The Snow Queen," at $12 million the biggest BBC feature film to date.
Loews Cineplex Entertainment CEO Larry Ruisi defended Thursday the exhib's decision not to play "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" at its Manhattan theaters, declaring that Loews was…
After recent savage cost-cutting at Kerry Packer's top-rated Oz Nine Network, its nearest rival, Kerry Stokes' Seven Network, has cited budget concerns in announcing plans to drop early morning news…
For the first time in the studio's history, 20th Century Fox TV has emerged as the leading supplier of network primetime series, defeating Warner Bros., which had worn the crown for the past 12 years.