New York's NAACP branches are opposing Fox Inc. topper Rupert Murdoch's bid for a waiver of FCC rules to allow him to buy the New York Post.
Participants in the first annual German symposium on German animation in Dresden have resolved to found a German Institute for Animation in Dresden.
Fine Line Features has acquired North American distribution rights for Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's "Fiorile,' which is set to unspool in competition at this year's Cannes Festival.
The controversy surrounding "Damned in the USA" continues. As the Playboy Channel launches its exclusive U.S. television premiere of the much-discussed BBC docu Friday night, it will also air an…
The local media office, threatening to revoke SAT 1's terrestrial license, has given the Kirch Group until May 21 to reduce its share in the station.
Breaking away from the small screen, L.A.-based distrib ITC is set to shop film noir drama "Buffalo Girls," which wraps in Gotham today.
The studios certainly are cranking up their CD-ROM capabilities. As soon as 3DO Inc. went public two weeks ago, one investor, Matsushita's Universal/MCA, turned its attention to product for the new…
'Playhouse 90s' directed by John Frankenheimer 147 Next assignment for the veteran helmer, reports Army Archerd, is a Liz Taylor perfume blurb. Just for Variety, page 2.
MTV Networks' kids channel Nickelodeon is gearing up for the launch of its new U.K. service later this year with the appointment of Brit producer James Baker as director of programs.
Universal-based Amblin Entertainment has optioned Bari Wood's horror-thriller novel, "Doll's Eyes," for what sources said was a "healthy option against a substantial purchase price."
The 19th Seattle Intl. Film Festival, which runs from Friday through June 6, has added 10 world premieres and more than a dozen U.S. premieres to its eclectic and varied schedule.