Baz Luhrmann took me by surprise four years ago when he confided over lunch that he intended to shoot "The Great Gatsby" as his next movie -- he explained that he had become obsessed with the…
From the April 23, 2013 issue of Variety
From agents to TV executives to Internet provocateurs, and digital mavens to film producers and creatives, these are the New Yorkers who are revitalizing Gotham's rich showbiz legacy.
When I was reading Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures a few years ago, I was literally shaken by Biskind's observation that "in the '90s there were three New York-based companies comprised of…
When Johnny Carson moved "The Tonight Show" from Manhattan to Los Angeles in 1972, with the state's then-first lady Nancy Reagan among his early guests, it wasn't as much a blow to jobs as it was to…
New Yorkers are a proud bunch. It can take sophisticated survival skills to live in the city. Even more so to do business there.
Established in 1966, the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting is the oldest film commission in the country. And when Katherine Oliver was appointed by Gotham mayor Michael…
When Michael Bloomberg became the mayor of New York on Jan. 1, 2002, he took the reins of a city still reeling from the devastating aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks just four months earlier.
Avi Lerner has officially hung out the "for sale" sign on his distribution shingle Millennium Entertainment after a potential deal to unload the company fell through earlier this year.
Reese Witherspoon and her husband, CAA agent James Toth, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning in Atlanta after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated…
Universal segued a solid $61 million overseas debut for “Oblivion” last weekend into an estimated $38.2 million Stateside opening, a better-than-expected result that lifts the film's worldwide total…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%