No. 1 exhib chain Carmike Cinemas Inc. is warning Wall Street analysts that its net earnings in the fourth quarter could be down as much as 60% from a year earlier, despite the strong box office…
Prompted by a writers' strike vote last week, producers at the Children's Television Workshop have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering scriptwriters for the popular "Sesame…
Priscilla Presley has won a key skirmish in her legal battle to stop producer Bud Grant and his 3rd Coast Entertainment from making a pic based on the Suzanne Finstad tome "Child Bride -- The Untold…
Nasza Telewizja (NTV), Poland's new regional private station, had its low key launch this week ruined when rival broadcaster TVN dropped a bombshell.
As expected, stock in Planet Hollywood Intl. plunged $3.31, or 32%, to an all-time low of $7.12 Thursday, the first opportunity shareholders had to sell after Wednesday's news that the company's…
EXCLUSIVE PARK CITY, Utah -- Robert L. King is set to direct a film version of Charles Busch's stage play "Psycho Beach Party" for Strand Releasing.
EXCLUSIVE Truly looking to share the wealth with his comrades, first-time helmer-scribe Darren Aronofsky took a unique approach to financing his Sundance entry "Pi," (Daily Variety, Jan. 22).
MIDIA (the Mercado Iberoamericano de la Industria Audiovisual) will host a co-production market at its third edition in June.
It was a robust holiday season for Musicland, as the chain, which teetered on the verge of bankruptcy for much of 1997, posted record pre-tax profits and net earnings for the fourth quarter.
The American Film Marketing Assn. has created a new lifetime achievement prize, the Independence Award, and has named producer Saul Zaentz as its first recipient.
They operate outside the studio system and are proud of it. But they're also increasingly crucial to the studios in an era of ever spiraling budgets. They provide their own financing, usually…