The 1998 MTV Movie Awards telecast, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, earned its highest rating since the ceremony debuted in 1992.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who won an Academy Award in 1989 for the documentary "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt," have begun production in Europe of "Pink Triangle," about gay…
Pedro Almodovar's "Carne Tremula" was voted best film as the second Pop Corn Film Festival closed in Stockholm last weekend.
NBC has stepped up to secure the next project from "Just Shoot Me" creator Steve Levitan and 20th Century Fox for fall 1999.
Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, Todd AO prexy Salah Hassanein, WebTV CEO Steve Perlman and author Peter Biskind will be keynote speakers at Variety's ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles, the conference and…
Fox Broadcasting Co. and Studios USA are planning to recast and reshoot the pilot "Hollyweird," which debuts on Fox this fall. Sources said the series' stars -- Filippo, Melissa George and Bodhi…
TV industry veteran Allan Yasnyi has been named prexy and CEO of TV research giant ASI Entertainment, which is prepping for a major nationwide expansion of its program testing facilities.
In a bittersweet Hollywood tale that saw the rejection of nearly $1 million for a first-timer's script, director Ron Moler will make his helming debut with the indie pic "The Runner," toplining Ron…
L.A.-based Tri-Laurel Prods. has finalized a four-book deal with mystery writer Connie Shelton.
Audiences anxious to take a peak at Stanley Kubrick's long-awaited "Eyes Wide Shut" will apparently have to wait a few months longer. Originally slated for a splashy Christmas release, the Tom…
"Show time" has taken on a whole new meaning for Los Angeles Lakers icon Earvin (Magic) Johnson. The Monday bow of his latenight talkshow wasn't a Nielsen slam dunk, but it wasn't a foul, either.