The only thing odd about dancer Edward Villella receiving the Kennedy Center Honors is that he seems too young for award. In fact, he's 61 and not even the youngest person to be so honored, yet there…
Local magistrates sentenced Wednesday Italy's tycoon-turned-politico Silvio Berlusconi to 16 months' imprisonment for falsifications of accounts, related to the acquisition in 1989 of film…
NBC confirmed that it has hired HBO exec David Bartis to be the new senior VP of primetime series at NBC Studios, replacing Tom Nunan, now UPN's entertainment chief.
A record 2,000 participants, including some 700 buyers, have descended on Hong Kong for the fourth edition of the Mip Asia television market, running today through Saturday. They won't be back --- at…
Universal Studios' majority-owned arthouse unit October Films is in talks to launch a book imprint that would be distributed worldwide by Penguin Books, sources said Wednesday.
The relaunch of NBC's "The Tony Danza Show" in its new 8:30 p.m. Wednesday timeslot performed nearly 10% better than it had at 8 p.m., but the show still placed fourth in both homes and demos against…
When Betty Jane Perske from the Bronx steps onstage to receive her Kennedy Center Honor for a lifetime of commendable work in the arts, no one will be surprised, except perhaps Lauren Bacall herself.
It was a case of third time lucky for Polygram Filmed Entertainment, which confirmed Wednesday that it had successfully bid $225 million for the 1,051-title Epic film library (Daily Variety, Dec. 3)…
At 74, the hawklike and patrician features of Charlton Heston still identify the actor who has graced Hollywood playing presidents, Ben Hur, Moses, an aging New Orleans Saints quarterback and a tramp…
New Line Cinema will take over at next year's ShoWest as sponsor of the Wednesday luncheon, hosted for more than a decade by Warner Bros.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has struck a deal to buy the radio and TV holdings of Virginia-based Max Media for $255 million in cash.