SAN SEBASTIAN – Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all U.S. rights to psychological drama "The German Doctor," the third film from one of Latin America's best-known distaff helmers, Argentina's Lucia…
Bill Murray set to star in Barry Levinson’s “Rock the Kasbah.” QED’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik and Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing will produce. Mitch Glazer penned the script…
Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” died of natural causes Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island. She was 95. Over a…
J.C. Suares, graphic designer and illustrator whose credits include the revamped look for weekly Variety in the early 1990s, died July 30 in Englewood, N.J., of heart failure after two surgeries to…
An enticing blockbuster concept gets a lackluster execution from Japanese genre director Takashi Miike.
In the past five years, the role of the agent, and the business of running a sizable agency, has been buffeted by monumental changes, spurred by seismic shifts in the broader entertainment landscape.
New musical "Big Fish" has a high-class problem. In the six months between the end of this Chicago tryout and its Broadway launch in September, creatives need to resist tampering too much with…
A superior sequel that deserves better than the half-hearted dump -- limited theatrical exposure day-and-date with VOD release -- it's been given by Lionsgate.
Spyros Solon Skouras, a shipping magnate who led exhibitor the Skouras Theaters Corp. early in his career and was the son of Spyros P. Skouras, president of 20th Century Fox from 1942-62, died of…
Marva Whitney, James Brown's principal backup singer and onstage foil during the soul star's late-'60s heyday, died Dec. 23. She was 68.
Actor Larry Hagman, who for more than a decade ruled as the despotic J.R. Ewing on the nighttime soap opera "Dallas" and earlier starred in "I Dream of Jeannie," has died.