German theater chain Cinemaxx has established a Swiss subsidiary, Maxx Filmpalast AG, to develop and operate multiplex theaters in Switzerland.
Actor, director, musician. Now Kevin Bacon can add radio host to his resume. Bacon has been tapped by AMFM Radio Networks to host "The Guitar Show With Kevin Bacon," a two-hour weekly show boasting…
As part of the Paul Robeson centennial, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will screen on Sept. 11 a new print of the 1936 version of "Show Boat," which features Robeson's famous rendition…
"Kiss the Girls" helmer Gary Fleder has signed on to Lakeshore Entertainment's Janis Joplin biopic "Piece of My Heart," which Paramount Pictures will distribute domestically.
Satcaster BSkyB has fired the latest salvo in its bid to dominate the startup phase of digital television in the U.K., this time announcing the pricing and details of its channel packages long before…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has filled two key executive positions: As expected (Daily Variety, June 26), Cheryl Bloch has been tapped as veep and Peter Johnson as director of drama series development for…
Las Vegas' Rio Suite Hotel & Casino has hired the William Morris Agency as a consultant for the resort's entertainment activities.
Good Machine, the New York-based production company run by partners Ted Hope, James Schamus and David Linde, is finalizing points for an overall first-look deal with Universal Pictures.
The spotlight will be shining on the shareholders' meeting Wednesday at Barrandov.
Expressing frustration with obstacles in the way of DreamWorks' proposed studio at Playa Vista, Jeffrey Katzenberg has given owners of the property an ultimatum that could end up scuttling the…
In a last-minute schedule shuffle, CBS is pushing back the premiere of its Saturday morning kiddie lineup by two weeks.