Virgin Retail Group's U.S. invasion starts today, as the international entertainment software retailing giant plans a noon grand opening at 8000 Sunset Blvd., for the first of an anticipated eight to…
"The Simpsons" are getting a new foster parent, with James L. Brooks' Gracie Films inking in David Mirkin--most recently associated with "The Edge" and "Get a Life"--to become the hands-on exec…
Paul McCartney yesterday renewed his contract with Capitol Records in the United States and EMI Music worldwide in a deal that will last "basically for the rest of his recording career," according to…
Donald T. Gillin, a film industry executive for more than 40 years, died after a lengthy illness at 78. Beginning in 1932, Gillin served in various sales capacities for Warner Bros. and Universal.
Citing the "confusion" that arose after the Los Angeles Archdiocese lifted its boycott of KCET earlier this week (Daily Variety, Dec. 2), Cardinal Roger Mahony yesterday reaffirmed an agreement…
Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949). Producer, Lawrence Weingarten. Director, George Cukor. Annie Hall (UA, 1977). Producer, Charles H. Joffe. Director, Woody Allen.
Tom Sturges has been named president of Chrysalis Music Group USA, responsible for all of the company's domestic publishing operations.
PBS will examine the balance between artistic freedom and social responsibility--in regard to such issues as Ice T's song "Cop Killer"--on a one-hour Dec.15 special, "Popular Culture: Rage, Rights…
Robert J. Wright, a 28-year ABC veteran who for the last six years has been VP of public relations on the West Coast, will take early retirement at the end of this year.
Video piracy, on the rise in Italy and the United States, costs the American film business close to $ 224 million a year, Jack Valenti said yesterday.
"The Jacksons: An American Dream" director Karen Arthur, producer Craig Anderson, Gloria Alter and John Aglialoro announced the formation yesterday of the Atlas Prods. partnership.