Livent's $4.25 million revival of "Candide" is the latest casualty of Broadway's annual summer slim-down. The musical, directed by Harold Prince and starring Jim Dale and Andrea Martin, will close…
After months of contentious negotiations, Actors' Equity Assn. and the producers of the touring "State Fair" starring John Davidson have reached an agreement on a union contract.
Warner Bros. TV is preparing for the departure of chief drama developer Nina Tassler, who sources say is in talks for a job at CBS Prods.
Priority Records has upped Andrew Shack to senior VP of A&R in L.A. and has bumped Howard Sadow-sky to exec director of business and legal affairs. In addition to his continued A&R duties, Shack will…
The Senate Appropriations committee gave its blessing Tuesday to a $100 million budget in 1998 for the National Endowment for the Arts, taking the agency one step closer to fiscal security for at…
Carmike Cinemas Inc.'s screen-expansion program helped the exhibitor lift net profit 21.3% to $5.9 million, but Carmike execs said the earnings growth would have been much greater if film product had…
Christopher Walken has been tapped to co-star in "Illuminata," the erotic farce set in 19th century Italy and penned by Brandon Cole and John Turturro. Sources said the deal closed late Friday.
The Palm Springs Intl. Short Film Festival runs Aug. 6-10, kicking off with a gala screening at the Annen-berg Theatre and a post-screening party with live music at Taqueria. Tix are available…
Sony Pictures Releasing president Jeff Blake will receive the 1997 Show "E" Award at this year's ShowEast Convention, which will run Oct. 20-23 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.
Brit music major EMI has appointed James Anderson senior VP of EMI Recorded Music, with responsibility for the division's IT activities.