Disney Channel caught a wave on Friday night, raking in 8.4 million viewers for its latest original telepic, “Teen Beach Movie.” The broadcast-level turnout made “Teen Beach” Disney Channel’s…
One inherent advantage of producing for 10-year-old girls (give or take) is the freedom to borrow liberally from past works without such creative license being instantly identified. So beyond the…
Marketers typically shy away from pairing up with films unless they're based on an existing — and already popular — property. But with hits like "High School Musical," "Camp Rock" and "The Cheetah…
Although the series has its heart in the right place, focusing on a lesbian couple raising teenage foster kids, as well as a birth child from a previous marriage, it's an utterly by-the-numbers…
Chelsea Handler is joining the cast of Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy “Blended,” opposite Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Happy Madison will produce along with Mike Karz with Josie Rosen exec…
Nielsen last week took a symbolic step toward helping the biz monetize TV viewing done via the Internet.
Projects from Jennifer Lopez and Gavin Polone have been picked up to series by ABC Family.
Amid waning early-year sales, the "Les Miserables" soundtrack held off Mumford & Sons and unseated Taylor Swift to take No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.
After making a name for himself as the star of Nickelodeon's "The Naked Brothers Band," 17-year-old thesp Nat Wolff has booked one of the lead roles in the considerably darker indie pic "Palo Alto,"…
Variety's Power of Youth event isn't all fun and games, although there will be plenty of that on Saturday.