Media giants Leo Kirch and Bertelsmann AG appear to be nearing an agreement for combining pay TV webs Premiere and DF1. Cooperation between DF1 and Premiere would give digital television a much…
"Fitz," the American version of hit U.K. cop show "Cracker," is emerging as one of the big successes of this year's L.A. Screenings.
"Scream" has been silenced indefinitely in Japan because of the national trauma caused by a serial killer.
While Asia provided a few thrills at the foreign box office, much of Europe continued in a holding pattern, awaiting clearance for "Con Air," which took off day-and-date with its domestic launch in…
Variety associate publisher Charles Koones is taking on the additional role of publisher of Variety's On Production, effective immediately.
Rankled by slipping ratings, lower spot ad sales and potential competition from News Corp.'s pending purchase of the Family Channel, some Fox affiliates at the spring meeting suggested yanking the…
"Jurassic Park: The Lost World" opened here Friday, and the box office excitement is just one more indicator of the film industry boom currently under way here.
Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to the late Marcello Mastroianni's final film, "Journey to the Beginning of the World."
Twentieth Century Fox's "Speed 2: Cruise Control" chugged to a water-logged $16.2 million in its maiden voyage, crossing the finish line just ahead of Buena Vista's sophomore "Con Air," which dipped…
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has promoted a slew of executives and made some other changes to its TV division.
Directing jobs for minority and women helmers once again showed scant movement at best in 1996, with slight gains for minority helmers and a drop in employment among female directors, according to…