I AM NOT CERTAIN THERE'S ANYTHING more personal and idiosyncratic than our taste in movies. When it comes to raising the hackles, even politics and religion take a back seat. In my life, at least, I…
Wind Dancer Prods., the outfit headed by Matt Williams that's behind the ABC hit "Home Improvement," is expected to announce an exclusive deal with the network calling for at least two new series…
The second-largest vidstore chain in the nation, West Coast Video Enterprises , has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
A Christmas chorale made up of numerous celebrities, including Anna Maria Alberghetti, Pat Boone, Cyd Charisse, Gary Collins, Johnny Crawford, Nanette Fabray, Eva Gabor, Kathryn Grayson, Florence…
MCA TV and Lifetime cable network are working on an unprecedented deal that would funnel an off-network series, "Northern Exposure," to syndication and cable at the same time.
Discovery Communications is creating a new tech unit and expanding its business development division to capitalize on new opportunities with developing technologies.
Looking for a lively, and long-winded, debate? Throw several writers--from TV and movies--into a room and ask them one simple question: How much power do writers have in Hollywood? Make sure there…
The films "City of Joy" and "Chaplin" have been added to the list of eligible films for the fifth annual Scripter Awards (Daily Variety, Nov. 24).
Graff Pay-Per-View Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire an interest in HVC Ltd., a United Kingdom pay television programming firm.
In the bad old, good old days, writers had to contend with outright censorship in the form of the Hays Office. Married people had to sleep in separate beds. Criminals were always punished. Kisses had…
Sunni Walton is an actress who's been in the business for 30 years. Increasingly, though, this veteran of bit parts has found that she can't get a job, and that difficulty points to Hollywood's…