Charles Isherwood has been appointed chief theater critic of Variety and Daily Variety, vice president and editor-in-chief Peter Bart announced.
James Pentecost, who produced Disney's "Pocahontas," has reupped and restructured his exclusive deal with the Mouse House for another three years, Disney announced Thursday.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) promised entertainment industry lobbyists Thursday that he would support legislation necessary for U.S. ratification of two important copyright treaties.
A week after taking a 43% stake in Internet navigator Infoseek, the Walt Disney Co. further signaled its devotion to high tech Thursday by appointing technology entrepreneur Judith Estrin to its…
Meg Ryan has committed to star for director Diane Keaton in "Hanging Up," a Columbia film about three sisters written by Nora and Delia Ephron from a semiautobiographical novel penned by the latter…
Forget agents and studio execs, Thomas Jane will literally be swimming with sharks in Warner Bros.' effects-driven actioner "Deep Blue Sea."
Pay television group Canal Plus has confirmed that it is willing to sell its 24.9% stake in German TV weblet Vox to Rupert Murdoch, providing the deal gets the blessing of the Bertelsmann group.
Today is the deadline for submitting nomination ballots for the upcoming 50th annual primetime Emmy Awards.
Seven months into Jane Friedman's reign as president and CEO of HarperCollins, the company is launching HarperEntertainment, an imprint devoted solely to entertainment- and media-related publishing…
Fox 2000 has paid a low six-figure sum for "Here on Earth," a romantic drama pitch by Michael Seitzman for Friendly Prods.
With about 60% of business completed in the cable upfront ad market, cable is on track to reach the $2.8 billion total sales figure that its honchos optimistically predicted prior to the market.