Looks like Hollywood is trying to invent a new measuring stick. Rentrak, a company that aims to analyze viewership of movies and TV shows no matter how they are seen, is purchasing a business that…
Meet the Small Potatoes
The Food Network has stuck a fork in Paula Deen. The cable channel dropped the controversial celebrity chef from its programming lineup Friday in the wake of a deposition that recently surfaced in…
The Los Angeles Children's Film Festival (running April 26-May 5) will hold a review-writing competition recommended for kids ages 5-10.
A feisty if dramatically lacking portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Dolby's advanced Atmos sound format is gaining momentum with studios and exhibitors.
A while back former Variety topper Peter Bart did a radio interview in which he recalled how different it was to be a studio executive back in the 1970s. "In those days," he said, "you could make a…
"Finding North" is a political hot potato -- an incendiary movie about food and agriculture, despite its rather civilized facade.
Today's airing of the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" bookends an era for the firstrun syndication business that is not likely to be matched again in the contempo multi-platform media…
Two brothers are determined to make it in the music biz in this tonally weird, 1980s-set Britcom.
As the adult-skewing drama becomes an endangered species at the studios, is there any hope for that venerable subcategory, the literary-book-to-screen adaptation?
Overbrook Entertainment partners Will Smith and James Lassiter were not the first producers to look beyond the domestic box office as the key to their success, but they might be the most tenacious in…