Producer Lynda Obst has bowed out of the NBC miniseries "The '70s," but Denise Di Novi ("Message in a Bottle") has stepped into her shoes.
Paramount International TV has inked a three-year licensing deal with Italy's pubcaster RAI, effectively ending a decades-old exclusive relationship with that country's rival broadcaster, Silvio…
"Gods and Monsters," the dramatic story of "Frankenstein" director James Whale's twilight years and mysterious death, was named best film Saturday at the 14th Independent Spirit Awards.
Steeplechase Media has inked a deal with Spelling Entertainment's Big Ticket Television to produce a weekly interactive version of syndie courtroom series "Judge Judy" for WebTV users.
FROM THE 71ST ACADEMY AWARDS Dame Judi Dench, who is in year two of playing a queen after 1997's "Mrs. Brown," was shocked by her supporting actress win for the role of Queen Elizabeth -- a part that…
Stung by media criticism over his pending appointment as chairman of EMI, Eric Nicoli asked analysts to take and wait-and-see attitude before evaluating his management skill and style.
When he received an invitation to the first Academy Awards, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, who starred in the 1927 WWI saga "Wings," wasn't sure if he should go. So he checked with fellow castmembers Gary…
FROM THE 71ST ACADEMY AWARDS The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was the Bard's stage Sunday as Miramax's "Shakespeare in Love" stole the show seven times, including nods for best film, actress and…
It has faced many competitors, wannabes and emulators, but the annual telecast of Academy Awards remains the biggest awards show on television by a country mile.
It's official: The Oscars are a laughing matter. Hollywood's biggest night of the year may be serious business, but it's such a jittery affair -- there's so much at stake, after all -- that it needs…
When Daily Variety first asked me to write a piece on the Academy Awards, I was hesitant. So much is written about the show that by the time it is over I feel most people are tired of it. But, upon…