At awards time, regardless of billing or even screen time, the distinction between what is considered a lead or supporting performance can shift for a variety of reasons, say veteran Oscar…
Brian Moreno has been named exec VP, worldwide home video for the Playboy Entertainment Group. Moreno will oversee the operations of the company’s recently consolidated domestic and international…
While cold weather kept mainstream moviegoers away from multiplexes in certain key markets, the arthouse market sizzled over the New Year's Day frame. Several specialized newcomers did bang-up…
Anticipating what possible precedents could be set on Oscar night has become a bit of a science.
As part of Variety's look at some of the leading contenders in the Academy's acting categories, here we put forward numerous thesps who have never been nominated for an Oscar. On page 76, we list…
Though box office momentum flagged slightly in the closing days of 1998, the year finished with a $6.88 billion cume to crush last year's record by 9.9%. Admissions saw a gain of 5.5% for an…
Rialto Pictures will follow up its successful re-issue of Fellini's "Nights of Cabiria" with a re-release of Michael Powell's controversial 1960 thriller "Peeping Tom," which will be distributed…
More Actors' Equity members worked during the 1997-98 season than ever before, according to a study undertaken by the stage performers' union.
Fierce winter weather in the Midwest and Northeast on Saturday took a bite out of the New Year's weekend box office, dampening Hollywood's hopes of approaching the record-breaking heights of the…
Michael Phillips is the new L.A. Times theater critic. Phillips, 37, is currently drama critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.