Sunday's Settled


Completing the shakeup that began last month with the resignation of David Richards as chief theater critic, the New York Times has named Margo Jefferson Sunday theater critic, beginning next month…

Degeneres Deal


Ellen DeGeneres will make her feature film debut in “Mr. Wrong” for Touchstone Pictures, slated to begin shooting in April. The star of ABC's “Ellen,” for which she was recently nominated for a…


Imaginary Ink


There's a lot of script writing going on at Imagine Entertainment, where Steve Oedekerk (an uncredited writer on “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”) and director Tom Shadyac are polishing Larry Gelbart's…

Oscar's Prop. 187


There's another “Best Film” award given every year, but it invariably receives less attention, just as the films produced in a foreign tongue generally make a tiny blip on the box office charts. Yet…



The Grammys have been alternating between New York and L.A., but Atlanta-based music attorney Joel Katz is organizing a campaign to bring the awards to Atlanta in 1996, the year the city hosts the…

Zollo, Burning


“We've reached a crisis point in the American theater and, I think, in the American cinema,” was producer Fred Zollo's cheery keynote opening Jan. 6 at the ShowBiz Expo East trade show. The crisis…

New Year's Biz Boffo


With pricey New Year's Eve ducats and high attendance, the 23-show slate pulled a record-breaking $11,646,663 during Week 31 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1), a monster 45.5% jump over Christmas week. Attendance…

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