If ever there was a growth industry in motion pictures it's the area of fantasy and sci-fi costume design.
Two Magyar networks have signed multimillion-dollar program-buying deals in a bid to stock their schedule with competitive titles as commercial television takes root in this nascent market.
ITALY Milan Fininvest managing director Ubaldo Livolsi said that the group’s Medusa Films unit, along with soccer team AC, football club Milan and telephone directory business Pagine Utili are likely…
Olympia Dukakis and Roy Scheider will star in the low-budget independent feature "Better Living," which began lensing Thursday.
Warner Bros. and Black Pearl Entertainment have confirmed plans to launch the weekly syndie music series "R&B-TV" in the fall (Daily Variety, Nov. 13).
Name your favorite period film. "Cleopatra"? "Barry Lyndon"? How about "Gone With the Wind"? Affection for the story line and characters aside, many people would cite the costumes as one reason they…
CBS and NBC, which are locked in one of the closest household November sweeps battles ever, are doing some 11th-hour fiddling to squeeze out as many rating points as they can.
Granada, the British TV and leisure group, saw its pre-tax profits soar 35% to £650 million ($1.1 billion) in the year to September, with sales up 7% to $6.95 billion.
Jill Sobel Messick has joined Miramax Films as vice president of development. Messick was previously a manager at Addis/Wechsler & Associates, where her clients included Chloe Sevigny ("Kids") and…
Turning its eye toward Oz, the Kennedy/Marshall Co. has optioned the film rights to Australian author Derek Hansen's novel "Sole Survivor."
After more than a year of investigation and a good bit of controversy, ABC News will air a two-hour special on the career and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on Dec. 4 from 8-10 p.m.