Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell…
Thanks to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, and competition among international players, the five biggest studios are seeing a surge in licensing fees -- including coin earlier in a show's run -- but…
Janet Jackson's prolific career is marked by her irresistibly catchy dance anthems. And when she first broke through to the top of the charts with 1986's "Nasty," she established her own style…
Folk in Uruguay, Latin America's second-smallest country, have produced two World Cup champion teams, and now the country is rallying behind its film business.
This spoof cable commercial from Extremely Decent Films will ring painfully true for anyone who sends off more than $100 each month to a cable provider.
In an attempt to cut their costs for syndicated programming, TV station groups have been experimenting with homegrown fare that they roll out slowly in a few markets before making a larger commitment.
TV has become a fragmented business, but there are a few syndicated shows that still bring in viewers by the cartload -- while also hitting the demo bull's eye.
Hulu has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television to bring all three seasons of "Community" exclusively to its subscription service.
Army Archerd, whose 52-year run as a Daily Variety columnist made him unique among showbiz reporters, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of a rare form of mesothelioma, a lung cancer thought to be the…
A number of magazine strips continued to enjoy solid national ratings in Nielsen syndication standings for the week of Nov. 9, while the off-network strips "Designing Women" and "Roseanne" also…