In his response to your editorial (“Right talks talk,” letter, Daily Variety, Feb. 26), Matthew Duda claims that “unlike liberals, conservatives do not belittle others’ views.” Well, apparently he hasn’t been paying much attention to his own party leaders and on-air personalities. So to Duda, I say: Turn on Fox News any night of the… Read more »
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The great digital rollout has been marked by baby steps so far. It was once hoped that “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones” would mark the first truly wide digital presentation of a motion picture.
“That ’70s Show” exec producers/showrunners Jeff and Jackie Filgo will be hangin’ out at Carsey-Werner-Mandabach a bit longer: Duo have inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with the studio.
The New York Times will soon put on its best face for cable. With the DiscoveryTimes channel skedded to bow March 25, the joint venture has named Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn as the host of daily signature program “Page One.”
Feature-length documentaries that premiere at arthouses are getting a fresh lease on life courtesy of Discovery Communications and producer-distributor Camera Planet.
The Mouse House has signed a multiyear pay TV deal with French satcaster TPS, giving the paybox a victory over bigger rival Canal Plus.
The highly touted new-season premieres of HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and E!’s “Anna Nicole” failed to wow in the Nielsens Sunday, capping off a week that saw TBS finishing first among basic-cable networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
Marvin Davis and partners, in a bid for Universal, put U parent Vivendi on notice this week that they want to be taken seriously . . . or they’ll walk.
Ovation Entertainment, the partnership between former Trilogy co-founder Richard B. Lewis and eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll, has won a script auction that is among several new project deals.
Dubai, one of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates, is planning to launch a major film festival in March 2004 as part of a push to become a center for international film production.
The Writers Guild of Canada has blasted the Canadian government’s recent decision to boost incentives for foreign producers while cutting its support of the Canadian Television Fund.