ALTHOUGH 1998 IS STILL in its infancy, a number of things already are being said and done that I find downright baffling. Since I resent feeling clueless this early in the year, I have decided to…
EXCLUSIVEHBO has committed to its second-ever episodic drama series, "The Sopranos," a Mob-themed hour for which the Time Warner cabler has purchased 12 episodes, plus the completed pilot, for a…
Legendary documentary cameraman and filmmaker Albert Maysles has been named the 1997 recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers' Presidents Award, one of the ASC's highest honors.
The holiday B.O. bonanza overseas has segued seamlessly to jumping January biz, driven by a slew of U.S. blockbusters commingling with local clicks.
EXCLUSIVEThe sound effects editing branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Friday determined its shortlist of nominations for the Oscar for sound effects editing, with nods to "Air…
The Nortel Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival battled mightily Saturday night to rebound from the downbeat tone set by last week's death of fest founder Sonny Bono, and Friday's torrential storms that…
MovieFone Inc. announced record weekly usage of more than 3.7 million inquiries during the week ended Dec. 26. The company said that MovieFone received approximately 2.9 million calls, with the…
Variety has launched its Internet site --- www.variety.com --- after six months of development.
It was the year of "Bean," a quirky Rowan Atkinson comedy that seemingly came out of nowhere and banged the competition over the head, pulling in $45.2 million at home. Not bad for a movie that cost…
Thesp Casey Affleck, coming off the critical and box office hit "Good Will Hunting," has inked to join the cast of two upcoming indie productions: "Desert Blue" and "200 Cigarettes."
In order to ensure the future of digital television, cable companies should be required to distribute broadcasters' high-definition television signals, a top government regulator said in a speech at…