Thesp Casey Affleck, coming off the critical and box office hit "Good Will Hunting," has inked to join the cast of two upcoming indie productions: "Desert Blue" and "200 Cigarettes."
This year's Winter Consumer Electronics Show, which closed here Sunday, promised to launch the digital TV age, but the birth of HDTV was upstaged when computer industry heavyweights -- still regarded…
The people repeated themselves again and again Sunday night at "The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards" as "ER" was chosen favorite TV drama series for the fourth straight year and "Seinfeld" the…
Oscar nomination ballots were mailed Friday to 4,100 California-based voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in preparation for voting in the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Fine Line Features, experiencing a diaspora of major proportions, announced Friday that prexy Ruth Vitale and exec VP of marketing Liz Manne were stepping down and that exec VP of acquisitions Mark…
The Olympia Entertainment Group, part of a huge Motor City family empire that owns the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers sports teams as well as the Fox Theater, is taking a new interest in creating…
Riding high with a reinvigorated Saturday-morning children's slate, ABC will add a TV spinoff of Disney's 1997 animated feature "Hercules" to its kidvid lineup in the fall (Daily Variety, July 30).
Italian-born lawyer Vanni Treves has been named the new chairman of Channel 4, the commercially funded public TV web. He replaces Michael Bishop, whose five-year term finished at the end of last year.
Opposing Eastern and Western factions of the Writers Guild of America met Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles under a mediator's supervision to try to break an impasse over a proposed contract.
With so much gloomy news coming from Broadway -- shows closing, producers panicking, directors tinkering -- who'd have guessed that this season is heading for a happy ending?