A documentary on Ralph Branca, the pitcher who gave up “The Shot Heard Round the World,” has received North American distribution from Strand Releasing. The distributor has acquired all North…
Dodgers Fever has officially hit Los Angeles — and local carrier KCAL 9 is a big beneficiary. Nielsen estimates that the blistering hot team’s victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night…
Time Warner Cable is being hit with a class action suit by four Southern California pay TV subscribers, who claim that the $11 billion the cable operator has paid for Lakers and Dodgers rights will…
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The nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards shaped up into a head-to-head battle between drag queens and little girls, with musical "Kinky Boots" leading the pack with 13 noms and "Matilda," with 12…
The New York transfer of U.K. musical “Matilda” opened April 11 at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. The following is David Benedict’s review (Daily Variety, Dec. 13, 2010) of the London production, with…
A federal appellate court ruled that the use of a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan introducing the Four Seasons in the musical “Jersey Boys” did not violate copyright. In fact, the 9th Circuit Court…
Negotiations are heating up for trophy asset AEG, but it may take splitting up the company to facilitate a sale. Just how potential buyers could afford a price tag estimated around $6 billion was…
SportsNet LA, controlled by the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group and distributed by Time Warner Cable, will launch in 2014 as the baseball team's new cable home, officially confirming what had…
The battle for post-2013 cable rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers appears to have been won by Time Warner Cable, according to a published report.
Screen Gems' reboot of "About Last Night" -- with the setting moved from Chicago to downtown Los Angeles -- is giving a boost to local filming.
Of the new road shows, there's one that looks likely to be another 'Jersey Boys'