Time Warner is getting into the phone business. A division of the company's cable operation, Time Warner AxS, is purchasing a 50% stake in MetroComm, the builder and operator a fiber-optic network in…
Twentieth Century Fox will release "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and "Rising Sun" back-to-back this summer, with opening dates skedded for July 28 and July 30, respectively, according to exhibition…
As the curtain rises on the 46th Cannes competition, many fest-goers have already made their choice for the Palme d'Or: Jane Campion's "The Piano."
Mary Steenburgen, who co-stars with Tom Hanks in the upcoming Jonathan Demme outing "Philadelphia," has been cast opposite Charles Grodin and Kieran Culkin in MGM's "A Summer Story," which is to…
Rank Organisation PLC said profits were marginally higher from its year-end Oct. 31 to mid-April.
New cable TV regs won't be enforced unless the Federal Communications Commission gets more money from Congress, chairman James Quello said Thursday.
Despite a lucrative term deal at Columbia Pictures, director Penny Marshall is just one step away from signing with Disney-distributed Cinergi Prods. to direct "The Renaissance Man."
ABC has finally set a long-in-the-works deal with Roseanne and Tom Arnold's Wapello County Prods. calling for the couple to develop series and specials for the network (Daily Variety, April 14).
The new QVC under Barry Diller is strong on tying executive pay to performance and relying on retailing expertise.
"Street Stories" has a new executive producer, Mike Rubin. Rubin joins the prime time CBS news magazine from "Eye to Eye with Connie Chung," which debuts next month.
The deal between Columbia Pictures TV and ABC Prods. on the ABC drama "Do the Strand" could be the tip of a much larger iceberg -- providing a model for network-studio alliances in defraying the cost…