House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) said Thursday that the recent Republican-led effort to ban extremely violent movies, music and videogames would have violated the Constitution but done…
A new study says $10.3 billion in potential revenue was lost last year from U.S.-developed film and television productions that went abroad -- almost five times the $2 billion toll in 1990 -- with…
Veteran producer Ken Horton has inked a two-year, overall development deal with Warner Bros. TV that also calls for him to serve as co-exec producer on "The Strip," Joel Silver's new action-drama…
Urged on by their European counterparts, South Korean filmmakers are fighting pressure from the U.S. to drop the quota system limiting imports of foreign films.
Fearing that the homevideo release of "The Matrix" could spark scrutiny from lawmakers and activists anxious to root out violent entertainment, execs at Warner Home Video are expected to release it…
John O. Jarstad, a former sports announcer and journalist, died June 12 of heart failure and diabetes in Bremerton, Wash. He was 78. During the 1940s, Jarstad was sports editor of the Bremerton Sun…
Stars and filmmakers who go into business with the newly restructured First Miracle Group don't just share in the profits of pics they make, they get a stake in the company.
In shape for a possible public listing, Europe's largest advertising carrier, commercial broadcaster RTL, reported record profits Thursday for 1998 and projected further increases for this year.
Variety has created a nonprofit corporation, dubbed Variety Cares, which will raise money and distribute the funds to various entertainment-related charities.
Media group Pearson is selling its stakes in the Lazard investment banks and strengthening its strategic alliance with the Spanish telco Telefonica.
New Line has closed a deal with Tommy O'Haver ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss") to direct Gigi Levangie's screenplay, "White Trash Christmas."