CBS has released the full letter CEO Les Moonves wrote to Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt, in which Moonves calls the TWC a la carte proposal an “empty gesture” meant to “muddy the water and…
In Time Warner Cable's latest negotiating ploy in its standoff with CBS, CEO Glenn Britt said in a letter Monday to CBS topper Les Moonves that the cable company would be willing to offer the Eye's…
In the past five years, the role of the agent, and the business of running a sizable agency, has been buffeted by monumental changes, spurred by seismic shifts in the broader entertainment landscape.
Shrinking release slates, a focus on tentpoles and the emergence of a 'new normal' in the homevid market has allowed the largest media congloms to boost the financial performance of their movie…
With 20 actors racing between 50 roles across a time-traveling plot, Bruce Norris' "The Low Road" is a cross between a pageant and a parable. Dominic Cooke's supremely witty, fleet-footed production…
Netflix may be notoriously secretive about the economics of its original programming, but not everyone who works with the streaming service works quite the same way. CAA TV literary agent Peter…
As Aereo's legal case winds its way through the courts, one Wall Streeter wonders if broadcasters should revisit the idea of converting to cable networks.
U.S. consumers would overwhelmingly prefer to pay for just 19 TV channels at $1.50 a pop than their current multichannel packages, according to a new survey.
The economics of the TV business were one of many talking points at Tuesday's Variety-presented "A Night in the Writers' Room" event, but "Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner took a stance counter to…
Wonks meet everyday Joes to explain the economic crisis in David Sington's intelligent "The Flaw."
"Citizen Stan" paints an admiring portrait of Stanley Sheinbaum, an economics academe whose connections and principles have made him a key influence -- even sans official governmental or diplomatic…