Angling to conjure a Jim Carrey vehicle, MGM prexy Michael Nathanson was laughing all the way from the bank as he purchased the comedy treatment "Fool on the Hill" from screenwriter Will Davies…
Georges Leclere, a Frenchman with wide experience in broadcasting, the arts and politics, has been tapped to succeed Arthur Kane as executive director of the international council of the National…
Scott Caan has inked his first acting gig in a major studio film, playing an assassin hired to pursue star Will Smith in Bruckheimer Prods. and Touchstone Pictures political conspiracy thriller…
Columbia TriStar is poised to ink a pay-per-view deal with the four U.K. cable companies that signed a non-exclusive PPV deal with Warner Bros. last week (Daily Variety, Oct. 17).
Three days after agreeing to buy Universal Studio's television interests, Barry Diller's HSN Inc. pounced again Thursday with a $300 million stock-or-cash offer for the 49.9% of Ticketmaster Group…
Televisa turned in a strong third quarter, analysts said, with marked improvements in its operating results.
Twentieth Century Fox TV has hired Alex Collett to be vice president of drama, reporting to senior VP Dana Walden.
Some 200 film commissioners from around the world are expected to descend on Newport Beach this weekend for AFCI's Cineposium '97, entitled "Above and Beyond."
Marty Bauer, who has had a turbulent tenure as president of United Talent Agency since its inception six years ago, stepped down from his post on Thursday to assume a newly created role as senior…
Net profits at Dutch-based consumer electronics company Philips shot up to 1.4 billion guilders ($700 million)in its third quarter following the company's continued sell-off of its loss-makers, or…