FCC chairman Bill Kennard told congressional leaders Friday that a federal court "can and should" postpone the planned cutoff of network signals for satcast subscribers until Feb. 1.
United Intl. Pictures this month will have a last chance to avoid an enforced breakup by trying to convince European antitrust regulators that it does not stifle competition.
Building upon the success of its initial co-production, John Sayles' "Men With Guns", IFC Prods. has greenlighted three new projects, one each from veteran indie directors Victor Nunez ("Ulee's…
Josh Elbaum, a veteran international television exec, has joined Paris-based Media Development Group and distrib Arathos as president.
A Silicon Valley startup company plans to start selling a new digital television recorder that will provide viewers vastly greater powers of control over the process of both watching and recording TV…
The revelation that British Sky Broadcasting is in advanced negotiations to acquire Manchester United, the world's most profitable soccer club, has stunned the U.K., prompting front page headlines…
French pay television group Canal Plus has forged a new digital alliance in Poland.
Akira Kurosawa, the internationally acclaimed Japanese film director, died Sunday in Tokyo of a stroke. He was 88. His landmark films, especially "The Seven Samurai," "Rashomon" and "Ikiru," were…
Dear Jack Shea, Re: your response to Peter Bart’s column (Daily Variety, Aug. 24) on possessory credit. You state that “the position of the Director’s Guild of America is not that all directors…
Trimark Pictures has concluded a deal with Kings Road Entertainment to distribute a package of its pics on video and digital videodisc in North America.
After working its way up the box office chart for more than seven weeks, 20th Century Fox's "There's Something About Mary" landed at No. 1 for the first time over the Labor Day frame, with a…