The Mexican government has awarded 36 new licenses for cable TV in 36 smaller cities where cable has not been available.
Valencia-based Santa Clarita Studios (SCS) -- the production base for such major action films as 20th Century Fox's "True Lies" and Carolco Pictures' "Cliffhanger" -- has been put on the market by…
Helmut Thoma, managing director of German commercial web RTL, will resign his position in 1999 when his current contract runs out, according to press reports.
Variety has launched its Internet site -- www.variety.com. The site went wide Jan. 12, offering electronic content in the image of Daily Variety's print edition. Select stories from weekly Variety…
EXCLUSIVEHollywood Pictures has inked a deal worth $600,000 for the remake rights to Polish helmer Juliusz Machulski's action comedy "Kiler," the studio confirmed Friday.
AMC Theaters has reaffirmed its commitment to Sony Cinema Products Corp.'s digital sound technology, inking a four-year pact to acquire a minimum of 1,700 Sony Dynamic Digital Sound playback units.
After a string of box office defeats for much of the year, in August Lindsay Law's division found manna with the release of Peter Cattaneo's $3.5 million "The Full Monty," which rang up about…
United Artists has hired scribe Mitch Markowitz to script a comedic vehicle for Michelle Yeoh, who co-stars in the newest James Bond pic, "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Music industry vet Bob Cavallo has been tapped as chairman of the Walt Disney Music Group. The newly created post puts the conglom's music operations under one exec team and signals a major…
While some networks have essentially conceded a February sweeps win to CBS, which will air the Winter Olympics, Fox Entertainment Group president Peter Roth told the Television Critics Assn. press…
HIGH POINTS: Let's face it, DreamWorks turned out three movies in '97, displaying its sky-blue logo on the bigscreen for the first time. That ought to be worth a slap on the back. The $50 million…