When Adolph Zukor saw the dailies from Bob Hope's first film, the Paramount studio chief sent out a note saying Hope was going to be the biggest star on the lot.
The 17th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, dubbed "Hollyworld," will take a crack at deciphering financing, production and distribution patterns in the international marketplace.
As expected, Turner Broadcasting's CNN has acquired a 27.5% stake in N-tv, a recently launched news service for television viewers in Germany (Daily Variety, Dec. 17). Through the deal, Turner joins…
KCOP's "Roseanne" marked its first Nielsen sweeps in off-net syndication by becoming the top demographic performerin Los Angeles between 4 and 8 p.m.
"The Big Broadcast of 1938," (1938) Paramount. Hope got sixth billing, under W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross and Lynne Overman. Hope plays an alimony-plagued radio announcer…
Esther Wachtell, the president of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, will resign her $ 200,000-a-year post next July 15, but will stay on as a paid consultant and retain a position on the…
CanWest Global Communications has concluded the deal to buy Network Ten from the Wespac Bank and has named the other members of the consortium.
Paramount Communications has set up a new business unit to oversee all licensing and merchandising activities throughout the company's sprawling entertainment operations.
From Little League to cancer research, from making brief guest appearances to writing personal checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, Bob Hope is a diverse and prominent philanthropist.
MGM, distributor of Madonna's upcoming movie "Body of Evidence," has filed suit against a photographer for allegedly attempting to sell unauthorized nude photographs of Madonna.
Marlene Dietrich's heir is discussing the possibility of establishing a museum near Berlin to house the diva's mementos, a portion of which are home movies of her famous friends, lovers and…