Bryant Gumbel got a series name and a staff of correspondents Thursday for his new CBS primetime newsmagazine, which will be called "Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel" when it premieres in the 9 p.m…
Making the move from Sundance stand-out to event-pic action hero, Ben Affleck --- who most recently co-starred in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy" --- is set to star with Bruce Willis in Michael Bay's…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America has upped Simon Barsky to senior VP and general counsel of the MPAA and its international arm, the Motion Picture Assn.
US West Media Group reportedly has increased by 40% its stake in Argentina's second-largest multisystem operator Video Cable Comunicacion (VCC), which is jointly owned by Samuel Liberman and…
The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to ride to the rescue of the National Endowment of the Arts today with a proposal to approve a $99 million budget for the arts agency.
Now that Disney-owned ABC has said it will reject ads for 20th Century Fox's new animated film "Anastasia" during its Sunday "Wonderful World of Disney" franchise, will Fox Broadcasting Co. retaliate?
Revealing figures issued Thursday by the Manager magazines have shed some light on the financial details of the recent Kirch-CLT-Ufa digital TV deal (Daily Variety, July 3).
EMI Music Publishing has signed pop star Sting to a comprehensive, exclusive worldwide publishing deal that includes the singer's back catalog from his days in the band the Police, his subsequent…
Just call it "Jeopardy!" for Generation Y. In another sign of gameshow synergy at Sony, Columbia TriStar TV is developing a kids version of "Jeopardy!" to premiere this fall on the Sony-owned Game…
Saying hola! to one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the country --- bilingual Latinos --- Universal TV has signed an overall development and production deal with Miami-based pop…
Veteran producer David Picker has been named president of Hallmark Entertainment Prods. Worldwide, in what sources see as a major expansion of the Hallmark brand into theatrical motion pictures.