Latin American novelist Isabel Allende ("The House of the Spirits") will be the first to admit that she's an incurable "story hunter" with a "vicious" imagination, that love and violence dominate her…
According to Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, the big news about Paramount is that Stanley Jaffe will be out, Sherry Lansing will be in, and Redstone has no intention of sweetening his deal with…
The fourth annual Variety/Wertheim Schroder "The Big Picture" conference will be held April 12 at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
There's's no surefire epic like "Jurassic Park" to light up cinemas around the world this summer, but overseas distribs and exhibs are still bullish about the range and diversity of the offerings -…
At the American Film Market, where every buyer wants to see the product available, a new technology threatens to replace the omnipresent videotape: CD-I.
So you're speeding down the information superhighway, finding new business opportunities at every turn and catching all the greenlights. That is, until your trip is suddenly stopped short by a…
The future of Fininvest, Europe's second-largest media conglom, depends in large measure on what happens to Silvio Berlusconi March 28. That's when national election ballots are counted and the…
France's privatization program suffered a setback as the government informed bidders for state-owned Radio Monte Carlo the sale won't go through as scheduled.
Tuesday night in New York City. Plenty of people at home watching nasty, naked coppers on ABC. Plenty of people on West 46th Street watching a Roman orgy of murder, mutilation and mayhem (call it…
Biz in the theatrical sector rose sharply over the past year in Argentina, spearheaded by "Jurassic Park," which culled close to $ 4,600,000 at local wickets.
The good news for U.S. indie producers is that most Southeast Asian economies are booming and multiplex cinemas and new channels are proliferating. The not-so-good news is that these burgeoning…