Drew Kaza has been named president of United Intl. Pictures Pay-TV, overseeing the international pay TV operations of Paramount, Universal and MGM.
NASHVILLE HAS a reputation as a place where rarely is heard a discouraging word, but the Music Row Industry Summit kicked off last week with hours of blunt talk.
Venezuelan media honcho Gustavo Cisneros is poised to buy out Rupert Murdoch's 25% stake in Antena 3 TV, according to press reports Friday.
A court in the United Arab Emirates not only thought a play was awful, but slapped the lead actor and director with 10 years each in the local prison.
The FCC Friday reversed a portion of its recent fin-syn decision and ruled that the Big Three networks may not "warehouse" popular programs that are ready to enter the syndication market.
Britain's biggest cinema chains are resisting attempts by United Intl. Pictures to extract the highest percentage ever in the U.K. for playing "Jurassic Park."
"What Hollywood wants is the same ... only different," mused producer/director Rob Cohen on opening day of his "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story."
House telecommunications subcommittee chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate TV violence.
With top Hollywood agents now as famous, busy, rich and hard to get on the phone as their celebrity clients, many stars and directors are relying more on managers to help their careers.
Catherine Silver has been appointed to the newly created position of sales director, North America, of Variety Inc.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%