The most famous thumbs in the land point north when the subject of DVD is broached. Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, the venerable Chicago film critics who reinvigorated the meaning of "thumbs up,"…
In another close Writers Guild of America West vote, Michael Mahern has edged out Michael Halperin in a WGAW secretary-treasurer runoff.
Ben Affleck, who received plaudits for his role in Kevin Smith's boy-meets-lesbian pic "Chasing Amy," is near a deal to star in the DreamWorks romantic comedy "Forces of Nature" for Roth/Arnold Prods.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting a novel Halloween movie marathon tonight --- packing 50 films into a mere two hours.
Film producer George Jackson has been named prexy/CEO of Motown Records. While the nod had been expected (Daily Variety, Oct. 14), its official announcement still raised the eyebrows of many music…
At the most fundamental level, the nuts and bolts behind the recording and playback of digital videodiscs is the same kind of recording technology used to create everybody's last favorite optical…
United Artists Theater Circuit Inc. is to sell most of its remaining Southeast Asian interests to its partner in the ventures, Pacific Media of the U.K., for $8.1 million, it said Thursday.
Phoenix Pictures has inked a deal with Mel Smith ("Bean") to direct Gabriel Byrne as "The Laird of Tomintoul," a true-to-life career cop who swindled Scotland Yard out of millions, which he used to…
ABC picked up five additional episodes of its "TGIF" sitcom "Teen Angel" and five more of the Tuesday sitcom "Hiller and Diller," both of which are produced by ABC's parent studio Disney.
Universal TV is developing a sitcom for Fox Broadcasting Co. starring actress Paget Brewster and written by writer-actress Carrie Fisher and former "Seinfeld" producer Elaine Pope.
Post-production facilities that have made the investment in DVD technology report a positive impact on other areas of their operations, especially in visual image preparation, audio mixing and…