Broadcast trade organizations Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a lower court's ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law requiring cable operators to carry most TV stations.
With such disparate pics as "Snake Eyes" and "The Piano" already in the can, thesp Harvey Keitel is stretching even further. Daily Variety has learned he is set to topline next in the family drama…
Walt Disney Pictures is fast-tracking its version of Jack London's "Call of the Wild," which the studio has been developing.
August has been a rough month for CBS sitcoms, with sources saying network officials have indicated that two in-house shows, "The Building" and "The Boys," won't be extended beyond their initial…
William M. Murray has been promoted to senior veepee of theatrical, television and homevideo at the Motion Picture Export Assn. of America. In his new role, Murray will oversee all media commercial…
Ironically, it was American mega-grosser Steven Spielberg who provided the climax to the two-day International Authors (i.e., filmmakers) Symposium in Venice, held to defend freedom of expression and…
CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" finished its premiere week with an average 7.8 rating/23 share, compared with 3.8/11 for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
When Fox Broadcasting Co. nettled Hollywood residents by paying to have the Hollywood sign read "Fox" in advance of its 1987 primetime premiere, it set the tone for a program service that has taken…
It was Warner Bros.' "The Fugitive" in a walk to the top of the charts as the powerhouse thriller charged to $17.3 million over the four-day Labor Day weekend.
When Barry Diller was at Paramount before taking over Fox, he had the notion of developing a new TV version of "Star Trek," but it didn't get off the ground.
Viacom has confirmed the appointment of Perry Simon to the newly created post of president, Viacom Television, West Coast, overseeing all network TV production for the Viacom Entertainment Group.