Net profits at Dutch-based consumer electronics company Philips shot up to 1.4 billion guilders ($700 million)in its third quarter following the company's continued sell-off of its loss-makers, or…
Twentieth Century Fox TV has hired Alex Collett to be vice president of drama, reporting to senior VP Dana Walden.
The Directors Guild of America has announced that it will posthumously restore the status of Herbert Biberman, nearly five decades after the blacklisted director was stripped of his position as a…
Benefiting from connections to two "rich uncle" investment sources, recent Silicon Valley transplant Animation Science Corp. announced Thursday it had received an operational infusion of more than $8…
Marty Bauer, who has had a turbulent tenure as president of United Talent Agency since its inception six years ago, stepped down from his post on Thursday to assume a newly created role as senior…
Richard Weitz, a 28-year-old agent at ICM, is ankling the agency to head the TV literary department at Endeavor, sources say.
In a deal that marks its largest theater contract to date, large-format kingpin Imax Corp. on Thursday pacted with Dallas-based exhibitor Cinemark USA Inc. to build 12 state-of-the-art Imax 3-D…
Columbia TriStar is poised to ink a pay-per-view deal with the four U.K. cable companies that signed a non-exclusive PPV deal with Warner Bros. last week (Daily Variety, Oct. 17).
Disney Online has named Richard Wolpert executive VP. Moving up from his technology senior VP slot, Wolpert is responsible for content development, production and technology for all Disney Online…
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, will give the keynote luncheon address at the third annual Worldwide Television Industry Summit Conference in New York Nov. 24.