Production tax breaks, which have bloomed across the country over the past decade, have shown surprising resiliency in the face of state budget cuts. In California, which some observers says is on…
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Exclusive: Bette Midler has signed on for a lead role on HBO Films' in-development Phil Spector film starring Al Pacino, Variety has learned, with David Mamet writing and directing.
It doesn't happen often that an American colossus like Viacom sets its sights on an Italian animation studio -- and then, rather than snapping it up outright, agrees to purchase just a minority stake.
Independent TV shingle A. Smith & Co. Prods. is moving into the personal management field with the acquisition of the Braverman/Bloom Co.
From supermarkets to apparel outlets, in-store screens barrage shoppers with video sales pitches. But Borders' plans to install TVs in hundreds of its outlets come with a more ambitious agenda.
Deauville kicked off a cinematically successful first weekend on Friday with Yank comedy "I'm With Lucy," produced by French major Gaumont.