Variety staffers cover the biz in new tomes excerpted here. Peter Bart's “Infamous Players” explores the history of Mob influence in Hollywood; David Cohen's “The Ballad of Rango” details the making…
History Channel dropped the eight-hour miniseries "The Kennedys" as unfit for its brand, but those satiated on JFK pics through the years may tune in April 3 to the project's new home on Reelz…
Michael Mann has found his next crime story to adapt, enlisting Sheldon Turner to pen "Big Tuna," a biopic of Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana, the protege that replaced him.
Legendary Chicago mobster Sam Giancana could soon get the TV series treatment.
After months of procrastination, the MPAA apparently has lined up its prospective new president in the person of former U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey.
A bombmaker in a basement couldn't have concocted a more ominous recipe for political and personal tragedy than the one that churns though William Mastrosimone's "Dirty Business."
Peter Bart -- The Backlot
Showtime manages to compress sex, the mob, Frank Sinatra and JFK into an awfully dull telepic that makes Harlequin romances seem profound by comparison. A memoir of one of history's lesser-known…
John Turturro and Mary-Louise Parker anchor another worthy HBO movie, "Sugartime," which treats the real-life love affair between gangster Sam Giancana and songster Phyllis McGuire, of the wholesome…