In a deal that marks the company's first push into longform TV production, Granada Entertainment USA is close to finalizing a deal with Showtime to co-finance at least 13 telefilms for the cabler.
An ambitious plan to help overcome Egypt's severe shortage of cinemas has been unveiled by a recently formed private sector company called Egypt-Renaissance.
Lloyd Bridges, who died on Tuesday at 85, will be featured in salutes on American Movie Classics and Nick at Nite's TV Land, beginning Friday.
Director Reza Badiyi reaches a Directors Guild of America milestone this week in helming his 400th episodic TV project: an edition of the Sci-Fi Channel (formerly Fox) drama "Sliders."
Robert F. Metzler, volunteer business manager for the Academy Awards and a film and radio script writer, died Feb. 23 after a brief illness at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 83.
Unspooling its 1998 product reel Wednesday at ShoWest, New Line Cinema drew the expected "oohs" and "aaahs" for Gary Ross' "Pleasantville" and Tony Kaye's hate-crime study "American History X."
In response to the rising importance of entertainment marketing on the World Wide Web, Daily Variety will present its first annual Interactive Marketing Summit on June 3-5, featuring panelists from…
Sony Cinema Products has unveiled a new lower-cost second generation version of its SDDS digital theater sound system that could offer a cure for the problem of overly loud trailers.
Michael Davidoff and Bill Rosenthal, exec producers and creators of NBC's comedy series "Working," have extended their pact with NBC Studios in a three-year, multimillion-dollar development deal.
Gustav S. Eyssell, a former president of Rockefeller Center Inc. and the chairman of Radio City Music Hall during World War II, died Jan. 28 of natural causes in Hamilton, Va. He was 96.