Diane Warren and Max Martin were named songwriters of the year Monday by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It was an unprecedented fifth consecutive year for Warren.
Indie producer Fred Kuehnert ("The Buddy Holly Story") has announced an upcoming slate of four films to be financed through a combination of equity, presales and co-production agreements with his…
Dan Halsted, who for four years was partnered with Oliver Stone as president of Illusion Entertainment, has struck out on his own, inking a multi-year, first-look production deal with Mandalay…
Broadway grosses were largely on the increase last week, with an overall uptick of $352,679 cresting at $12,856,184.
EchoStar Communications Corp.'s net loss before one-time charges doubled to $103 million in the first quarter on 44% higher revenue of $309 million, it said Monday, as costs of marketing and signing…
Fine Line Features has signed Ben Elton, one of the U.K.'s leading comedy writers and performers, to write and direct his first movie.
The present, past and future of cinema sound were discussed at a lively panel session Sunday in the Variety Pavilion sponsored by Dolby Laboratories.
Riccardo Tozzi, who resigned in February from his position of head of production for Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset TV operations to become an independent film producer, signed a five-year contract…
RKO Radio Pictures announced Monday that "Next Stop Wonderland" helmer Brad Anderson will next make the 1940s thriller "The Seventh Victim" for the indie.
Viacom Inc. agreed to raise its bid for the outstanding 20% of Spelling Entertainment Ltd. by 75¢ a share to $9.75, or $179 million, and won approval for the deal from Spelling's independent…