Fresh off his best supporting actor Oscar nomination, Leonardo DiCaprio has been inked to star in "The Basketball Diaries," Island Pictures confirmed Friday. Helmer Scott Kalvert will make his…
Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti joins the list of presenters for the 66th Academy Awards show, being produced by Gilbert Cates. This will mark the 19th Oscar appearance by…
The state of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers and its long-term goals will be among the topics discussed at the org's annual membership meeting, to be held Wednesday at the…
The race between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox to get a major motion picture on track dealing with a lethal virus moved into a dead heat late last week.
Seven screenwriting students have received the seventh annual Diane Thomas Awards from the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
Universal put its foot into the hopscotch square late Friday and bought a new romantic comedy, "Third Grade," penned by the duo who scripted Disney's just released "Blank Check." The deal, with…
"Strictly Ballroom" star Paul Mercurio, fresh from toplining Garry Marshall's "Exit to Eden" for Savoy Pictures, has signed for "Back of Beyond," a romantic drama set in the Australian outback.
After years of being told, "That girl and her piano aren't going to make it," and a failed debut record ("Y Kant Tori Read") that seemed to confirm that theory, a devastated Tori Amos slowly crawled…
The Publicists Guild of America is honoring Daily Variety's Army Archerd by dedicating the 1994 directory to the veteran columnist.
A kinder, gentler Jack Valenti late last week brought his traveling diplomacy show to the Berlin Film Festival, where he did his best to patch up differences with the European entertainment biz after…