Broadcast trade organizations Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a lower court's ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law requiring cable operators to carry most TV stations.
With such disparate pics as "Snake Eyes" and "The Piano" already in the can, thesp Harvey Keitel is stretching even further. Daily Variety has learned he is set to topline next in the family drama…
Walt Disney Pictures is fast-tracking its version of Jack London's "Call of the Wild," which the studio has been developing.
August has been a rough month for CBS sitcoms, with sources saying network officials have indicated that two in-house shows, "The Building" and "The Boys," won't be extended beyond their initial…
William M. Murray has been promoted to senior veepee of theatrical, television and homevideo at the Motion Picture Export Assn. of America. In his new role, Murray will oversee all media commercial…
Ironically, it was American mega-grosser Steven Spielberg who provided the climax to the two-day International Authors (i.e., filmmakers) Symposium in Venice, held to defend freedom of expression and…
CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" finished its premiere week with an average 7.8 rating/23 share, compared with 3.8/11 for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Paramount is the distributor/producer of syndicated TV version of "The Untouchables."
Syndicator King World Prods. joined the growing list of entertainment industry heavyweights investing in interactive entertainment, announcing Tuesday that it has acquired a 10% equity stake in Palo…
Opening with "Sleepless in Seattle" and closing shop with Spielberg's dino epic, Deauville's 19th annual Festival du Cinema Americain (Sept. 3-13) appears to have finally attained its long-sought…
Atlantic Records added yet another alternative music label to its collection Tuesday, signing a licensing and distribution agreement with United Kingdom-based Beggars Banquet.