At its April 1950 opening, Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn was the showpiece of Las Vegas. The hotel's three-story tower rose proudly as the highest building on what would come to be known as the Strip…
The Justice Dept. has filed suit against two Pennsylvania cable TV companies, alleging they failed to pony up more than $ 2.4 million in copyright royalties owed for carrying distant TV signals.
Vicky Gregorian has been named VP/national sales manager at New Line TV, a new position. Gregorian, who joined the company as Northeast regional director in March 1992, is the former chairman/CEO of…
With budget cutbacks, an overall decline in European production and attendance down, Paris Screenings officials are considering changing tactics next year.
It was another joyous week for the nation's music retailers, as holiday shoppers, reflecting a modest upturn in consumer confidence, pushed sales to their highest levels of the year.
The opening of the new MGM Grand Hotel marks the third time that a company headed by Kirk Kerkorian has built the largest hotel in Las Vegas and the largest hotel/casino combination in the world. And…
If industry crystal-ball gazers compiled the year-end box office report for Daily Variety, here's the story they would tell about the Christmas That Might Have Been.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees heads back to the bargaining table with producers today, armed with a set of counterproposals that union chiefs think may resolve the bitter contract…
Holland's John de Mol and Joop van den Ende, two of Europe's leading independent producers, confirmed Wednesday that they will merge their entertainment businesses in January to form a new…
Oscar's sheen got a little brighter Wednesday when Vivien Leigh's coveted best actress statuette for "Gone With the Wind" fetched a record $ 563,500 at Sotheby's sale of movie memorabilia.
All the action in Las Vegas isn't on the Strip -- it never was. Faced with an abundance of activity from their Las Vegas Boulevard competitors, though, downtown casino operators are fighting back…