China: Trick Or Treaty?


To paraphrase Deng Xiaoping, how do you get a black cat and a white cat to catch the same mouse? The U.S.-China trade accord signed Feb. 26 was hailed in showbiz circles as the first real move in…

Dogs Bark At Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino, the enfant terrible of underground filmmakers, will be a focal point of the upcoming New York Underground Film Festival. Unfortunately, it promises to be more of a Quentin…

Bedroom Antics


Robert Evans indicated he might feel 10 years older by the time William Friedkin finishes using his storied bedroom for the kinky sex scenes in Paramount’s “Jade,” starring David Caruso, Chazz…

Morris Moving


After 29 years in the same New York headquarters, William Morris staffers were packing boxes March 3, for a March 6 move into more spacious quarters at 1325 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and…

Springsteen On ‘Guard’


Marlon Brando raved to my Daily Variety colleague Army Archerd over the Sean Penn-directed film “The Crossing Guard” after its star, Jack Nicholson, showed him the film. But he’s hardly the film’s…

Italians Expand Kidvid


Realizing that young viewers make good consumers, Italian broadcasters have recently begun to expand their children’s programming. With Italy in the midst of a recession, the devalued lira has…

Critics’ Tally


“Uncle Vanya” opened Feb. 23,1995, at Circle in the Square Theater to five mixed reviews (Barnes, Post; Feldberg, Bergen Record; Kissel, Daily News; Kuchwara, AP; Sommers, Newhouse Papers) and four…

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