Just two weeks after pinkslipping 13% of the staff of cabler Optus Vision (OV), Ziggy Switkowski has left the chief exec's office.
The seventh UCLA Extension Short Fiction Film showcase will be presented tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. This year's program consists of five films that emerged from the…
Six weeks before the scheduled opening of the 20th Moscow Intl. Film Festival, 60 Russian film and theater notables have addressed an open letter to Russian Premier Victor Chernomyrdin and Mayor of…
McElwaine/Hayes, the production company started by former ICM vice-chairman Guy McElwaine with his client Terry Hayes last July (Daily Variety, July 26), has entered into a multiyear deal with Morgan…
A newspaper item Friday that speculated on the potential demise of the Warner Bros. Domestic TV sci-fi series "Babylon 5" has reportedly inspired calls from more than 1,000 fans jamming the phone…
PBS has acquired U.S. rights to the kids series "Wimzie's House," produced by Cinar Films of Montreal, and the pubcaster will be launching the puppet show this fall, it was announced Monday.
Douglas A. Stone has been promoted to senior VP, national film settlements, for AMC Film Marketing, a division of Kansas City-based theater chain American Multi-Cinema.
Stunt performers and thespians picketed the Screen Actors Guild once again Tuesday, calling on members to reject a new commercials contract and pressing guild officials to make greater gains in the…
Score another one for the Hollywood rumor mill. Proving that, indeed, where there's smoke, there's Rapke, former CAA co-chairman Jack Rapke and Robert Zemeckis along with Steve Starkey have signed a…
The European Commission has unveiled a new system of cash incentives for distributors to encourage the release of European films within Europe.
As the temperature continues to rise in Italy and theater-owners resign themselves to the customary summertime slump in trading, encouraging preliminary figures have been released for the box office…