Twenty-four peer groups of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences each have elected one branch member to serve two-year terms on the ATAS Board of Governors, with the new and re-elected governors…
Casting for the Broadway companies of Walt Disney Theatrical Prods.’ “The Lion King” and an Elton John/Tim Rice musical are set to open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Screenland Studios 2, 10501 Burbank…
Miramax Films has picked up its first project under its recently announced co-production deal with Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort's Nu Image/Millennium Films (Daily Variety, Aug. 21). Miramax has…
Playboy Entertainment Group has launched a channel in Scandinavia through ViaSat, a direct-to-home service owned and operated by the Modern Times Group in Stockholm. The deal was sealed during last…
Gramercy Pictures' "Bean" will open the first annual New York Comedy Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 23-26 at the New York Film Academy. Directed by Mel Smith, "Bean" stars U.K. comic Rowan…
Rupert Murdoch is putting together a new 24-hour cable network called Fox Sports World that will consist of soccer, rugby and other sports taped outside the U.S.
Director Laurie Knoller will present the feature version of her award-winning short "Hub Cap World" at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Chaplin Theater of Raleigh Studios.
MCA Records and Refuge Records, the startup bowed by producer Don Gehman and manager Larry Frazin, have joint-ventured. Under the terms of the pact, MCA will provide marketing and promotion for the…
Nelvana Ltd. executive VP Eleanor Olmstead will leave the company Oct. 31 to pursue other interests, the Toronto-based animation production house said Monday.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME), a publicly traded U.S. media company, and its Slovenian partner, ad sales broker Pro Plus, launched a new channel Monday in Slovenia called Gajba TV.
Brit video helmer Peter Care --- best known for directing arty, experimental musicvideos for such acts as R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen --- is set to make his feature directing debut with "Blunt…