Engineering Animation Inc. may be based in the sleepy university town of Ames, Iowa, but its main address and generic name haven't prevented it from becoming, as of Thursday, one of the biggest…
Sony Pictures Entertainment's record-breaking summer B.O. action translated into a 145% jump in operating income, to $270.9 million, for Sony Corp.'s entertainment group in the September quarter…
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s net loss shrank from $3.3 million to $274,000 in the September quarter on 13% higher revenue of $124.7 million, it said Thursday.
Film producer George Jackson has been named prexy/CEO of Motown Records. While the nod had been expected (Daily Variety, Oct. 14), its official announcement still raised the eyebrows of many music…
In another close Writers Guild of America West vote, Michael Mahern has edged out Michael Halperin in a WGAW secretary-treasurer runoff.
The most famous thumbs in the land point north when the subject of DVD is broached. Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, the venerable Chicago film critics who reinvigorated the meaning of "thumbs up,"…
Satcasters told Congress Thursday that their efforts to offer viable competition in the video marketplace are being stymied by cablers who are trying to corner the market on valuable sports…
Universal TV is developing a sitcom for Fox Broadcasting Co. starring actress Paget Brewster and written by writer-actress Carrie Fisher and former "Seinfeld" producer Elaine Pope.
Veteran Columbia Pictures executive Teddy Zee is ankling his executive veepee/production post Dec. 1 to take over the No. 2 slot at 20th Century Fox-based indieprod shingle Davis Entertainment, it…
At the most fundamental level, the nuts and bolts behind the recording and playback of digital videodiscs is the same kind of recording technology used to create everybody's last favorite optical…
The cable industry's failure to put a lid on rising subscriber fees has Congress wondering whether it should take another shot at regulating rates.