Higher earnings from theme parks helped Walt Disney Co. overcome lower film and flat TV profits, producing a 22% higher net profit of $384 million in the three months to March 31 on flat revenue of…
The organizers of Slamdance, the alternative film fest held concurrently with Sundance in Park City, Utah, are trading in their skis for beach towels.
Lions Gate Films has followed up its acquisition of Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (Daily Variety, April 17) with a deal to distribute Ted Demme's untitled Irish-American working-class drama starring…
Bert Manzari, one of the most influential film buyers in the specialized exhibition world, has been upped to president of Landmark Theatres, it was announced Wednesday.
Although the 6 thesps who provide the major voices on "The Simpsons" have been stealing the limelight in recent months, one mustn't forget the tenacity of the 14 staff writers and producers of "The…
Carlton Communications has extended a $48 million olive branch to satcaster BSkyB in a bid to end a dispute between the two companies.
Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment's teen slasher pic "Idle Hands."
Dutch-based production and distribution company Endemol Entertainment posted net profits of 38.7 million guilders ($19 million) for the first six months of its 1997-1998 fiscal year, a rise of 15%…
CNN has upped "Larry King Live" exec producer Wendy Walker Whitworth to senior veepee.
Public broadcasters have asked Congress for a $50 million installment on what they hope will eventually be a $450 million subsidy to make the transition to digital television.
Will Homer have his own fragrance? Might Marge's azure-coifed profile grace a line of hair care products? Could Itchy or Scratchy replace that little alligator as the new symbol of polo-shirt…
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