Sometimes a cigar is more than just a cigar. For scribes James Orr and Jim Cruickshank and producer Arthur Sarkissian, cigars will be the main subject of a new $5 million indie feature --- "Blowing…
Universal Studios has appointed computer-industry vet Alice H. Lusk to the newly created position of exec vice president and chief technology officer, the studio announced Friday.
Walt Disney's "Hercules" conquered the exclusives roster during its first weekend at the newly renovated New Amsterdam Theatre in Gotham. With help from lofty ticket prices, Disney's 35th full-length…
Chinese Singaporeans who subscribe to pay TV have a new choice in programming: product from Hong Kong and Taiwan in the original language of Cantonese or Hokkien.
Reed Manville has been tapped senior vice president, international channels, at Paramount Television Group and will oversee the studio's expanding foreign pay TV channel investments.
German station RTL2 announced Monday that Josef Andorfer, 40, will replace Rudolf-Markus Reischl as managing director Aug. 1. Andorfer currently is programming manage
The action was fast and furious at the overseas B.O. last weekend, triggered by "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Con Air" and "Volcano," plus a muscular foreign preem by "Hercules."
The powerful debuts of Warner Bros.' "Batman and Robin" and Sony's "My Best Friend's Wedding" lifted the summer box office out of its three-week slump.
ESPN's Keith Olbermann is joining cable network MSNBC as an anchor (Daily Variety, June 23) and also will contribute to news and sports programs on sister network NBC.
If you want to access a Hollywood actor and haven't a personal relationship with a top talent agent, try to establish one with a producer who works with the actor or a junior agent in the team: It's…
Paxson Communications Corp. agreed Monday to sell its radio station and billboard businesses to Clear Channel Communications Inc. for $678 million, giving Paxson the cash to complete a recent spate…