Producer Matty Simmons, founder and former chairman of the board of the National Lampoon, has publicly rebutted charges made in two suits filed against him earlier this week by J2 Communications and…
After TCI, the United States' biggest cable TV operator, shook up the cable world two days ago by embracing digital technology, other cablecasters are left scratching their heads over how to follow…
Producer Judy Polone has acquired rights to the book "JFK: Reckless Youth" and has put the project into development at ABC as a four-hour miniseries.
Paul McCartney yesterday renewed his contract with Capitol Records in the United States and EMI Music worldwide in a deal that will last "basically for the rest of his recording career," according to…
Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949). Producer, Lawrence Weingarten. Director, George Cukor. Annie Hall (UA, 1977). Producer, Charles H. Joffe. Director, Woody Allen.
Los Angeles-based literary boutique Michael Siegel & Associates Inc. is expanding its reach into Gotham's literati circles with the opening of a New York office to be headed by newly hired former…
The cable industry is poised to become the main delivery system for "the next generation of communications services."
"The Simpsons" are getting a new foster parent, with James L. Brooks' Gracie Films inking in David Mirkin--most recently associated with "The Edge" and "Get a Life"--to become the hands-on exec…
Irving Azoff has not supported a general boycott of Colorado because of anti-gay legislation voters approved last month (Daily Variety, Dec. 3).
Tom Sturges has been named president of Chrysalis Music Group USA, responsible for all of the company's domestic publishing operations.
Virgin Retail Group's U.S. invasion starts today, as the international entertainment software retailing giant plans a noon grand opening at 8000 Sunset Blvd., for the first of an anticipated eight to…