Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. said Thursday it will enter the portable digital videodisc (DVD) market in February with the world's smallest DVD player.
At a meeting Friday of the Directive Council of governing body the Biennale, fledgling Venice Intl. Film Festival chief Felice Laudadio was reappointed as curator of the event's 55th edition, which…
A multinational multicorporation panel convened to design a set of DVD standards to which they will all adhere is going above and beyond the call of duty.
The phrase "going to Minneapolis" might be on its way to becoming the latest showbiz euphemism, like "playing in Peoria." In recent weeks, two Broadway musicals have been rumored to be "going to…
EXCLUSIVEActor-director Bob Balaban has acquired the screen rights to John Fowles' novel "Daniel Martin." The pic will be produced by his newly formed Chicagofilms production banner and Ileen Maisel…
Mickey Rourke will star with Dan Futterman in an adaptation of the Bill Cain play "Stand-Up Tragedy" for a "TNT Original" film to bow on the Turner Broadcasting cabler later this year.
Four weeks into its historic voyage, Paramount and 20th Century Fox's "Titanic" continues to crush box office records, leaving the competition bobbing in its wake. And it shows no sign of slowing…
Variety has launched its Internet site --- www.variety.com --- after six months of development.
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…