The ratings for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” for the week ending June 8 were 4.5/15 in households, 2.4/13 with adults 18-49; ratings for “Late Show with David Letterman” that week were 3.6/11 in…
Director Penny Marshall has agreed to develop "Saving Grace" with an eye toward directing the film at Universal. Marshall's Parkway Prods. will team in a co-production with Verna Harrah's Middle Fork…
The buyers and exhibitors may have been underwhelmed by the first Filmart, the Hong Kong Intl. Film Market, but that didn't deter organizers from announcing they'll try again next year when the…
Virgin Entertainment tycoon Richard Branson has sold 33% of V2 Records, his young record company, to the McCarthy Corp. for $90 million.
Variety associate publisher Charles Koones is taking on the additional role of publisher of Variety's On Production, effective immediately.
Universal Television is in discussions with Emilio Estefan Jr. --- husband and manager of pop diva Gloria Estefan --- for a first-look development deal that might also cover film.
Los Angeles-based writer Boston Teran has become the latest first-time scribe to hit the publishing jackpot, inking a deal with Knopf for "God Is a Bullet." Knopf editor in chief Sonny Mehta recently…
Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to the late Marcello Mastroianni's final film, "Journey to the Beginning of the World."