Jack Shea will fill out Sheldon Leonard's term as secretary-treasurer of the Directors Guild of America. Shea, who had been third vice president of the guild, was selected to fill the post at a DGA…
Looking to make a full break with its inconsistent past, cable's Disney Channel on Sunday unveiled an ambitious, family-friendly original programming development slate and a redesigned logo that…
Pearson TV and Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures are considering a joint bid for a British film production franchise funded by the National Lottery.
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The Partner Stations Network is launching a new half-hour strip for midseason called "This Is Amazing." The strip will be distributed by Eyemark Entertainment, with KCAL, Los Angeles, co-producing…
Calendar 1996 saw close to 500 movies tracked by Daily Variety in the domestic marketplace, which in-cludes Canada and the U.S. For instances in which a film has separate rights holders in the two…
L.A.-based company Digital Revolution has been tapped to produce a multimedia display in conjunction with the 53rd presidential inauguration on Monday.
Argentina's Clarin Group, parent of broadcaster Multicanal, has sold its Brazilian ca-ble assets under Artear to Globo for $55 million.
In an address to NATPE delegates Thursday, Fox Television chairman and chief ex-ecutive officer Chase Carey criticized the broadcast industry for not recognizing and adapting to changes in the…
Aussie helmer Stephan Elliott ("The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert") has inked with Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide to direct "Eye of the Beholder."
Disney/ABC Intl. TV has closed a $15 million output deal with Brazilian broadcaster SBT, a well-placed source said.
Former Fine Line Features prexy Ira Deutchman will team up with "Smoke" producers Pe-ter Newman and Greg Johnson when his two-year, first-look deal with New Line Cinema expires Feb. 1.