The entertainment industry survived an attempt by California state lawmakers Wednesday to curb "offensive" music lyrics.
In releasing its fourth quarter and year end results for 1998 earlier this week, Atlantis Communications pronounced itself solidly back in the saddle after a few lean years earlier in the '90s.
Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group has acquired all domestic rights to Initial Entertainment Group's war drama "Savior." The company also has picked up distribution rights in several foreign…
The soundtrack to "Titanic" has become the industry's longest-running soundtrack atop the album sales charts. The disc's 15-week run at No. 1 bests the previous industry leader for a soundtrack…
Most of the noise that was made in the media in the contract dispute between "The Simpsons" voice cast and Twentieth Century Fox Television piped down when the ink dried on new contracts early this…
Higher earnings from theme parks helped Walt Disney Co. overcome lower film and flat TV profits, producing a 22% higher net profit of $384 million in the three months to March 31 on flat revenue of…
The organizers of Slamdance, the alternative film fest held concurrently with Sundance in Park City, Utah, are trading in their skis for beach towels.
Lions Gate Films has followed up its acquisition of Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (Daily Variety, April 17) with a deal to distribute Ted Demme's untitled Irish-American working-class drama starring…
Bert Manzari, one of the most influential film buyers in the specialized exhibition world, has been upped to president of Landmark Theatres, it was announced Wednesday.
Although the 6 thesps who provide the major voices on "The Simpsons" have been stealing the limelight in recent months, one mustn't forget the tenacity of the 14 staff writers and producers of "The…
Carlton Communications has extended a $48 million olive branch to satcaster BSkyB in a bid to end a dispute between the two companies.