Claiming yet another Kim Basinger-like "oral" agreement, Trimark Pictures has filed a $ 1 million lawsuit against Motion Picture Corp. of America, Civilizations Prods. and Turner Pictures for…
Keenen Ivory Wayans has sued fellow comedian/filmmaker Robert Townsend for using a segment of an HBO special that featured Wayans on Townsend's Fox Broadcasting Co. series "Townsend Television"…
Reed Hundt will be sworn in as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission today by his old high school chum, Vice President Al Gore.
Director Alex Proyas has exited as director of the Amblin/Universal feature "Casper," with Amblin execs citing the director's creative differences over the screenplay.
Quebec singer Celine Dion's latest album, "The Colour of My Love," has been certified triple platinum in Canada -- signifying sales of 300,000 units -- less than three weeks after its release, making…
Another book-bidding war spiced up last week's pre-holiday doldrums, as producer Richard Zanuck beat out Universal Pictures to pick up the rights to the yet-to-be published novel "Goodbye Saigon."
Delaware Chancery Court has handed Barry Diller's QVC Network its biggest victory yet in the ongoing battle for Paramount Communications Inc.
Three relative newcomers to ITV's top table are being tipped to become the new ruling triumvirate of the British commercial TV web, as a result of the changes in ITV ownership rules announced…
NBC confirmed that Greg Kinnear is taking over as host of the network's latenight talk series "Later," as reported (Daily Variety, Nov. 24), with production of the NBC Prods. half-hour to shift from…
King World's "Les Brown Show" is going on an unscheduled production hiatus beginning today. But the syndicator won't make a decision about canceling the low-rated talkshow until it has an opportunity…