Ramping up the marketing side at Verve Music Group, veteran exec Robert Smith has been named g.m. of the Universal Music Group unit.
Don Was has been promoted to president at EMI Music's Blue Note Records. The Grammy-winning producer joined the venerable jazz and pop label as chief creative officer in August (Daily Variety, Aug…
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D" helmer Brad Peyton has sold the pitch "Invasion" to Cary Granat's Reel FX banner.
Vivid, inventive docu about eclectic multihyphenate Melvin Van Peebles proves conclusively that truth can be more fascinating and better structured than fiction. "Watermelon" makes "Baadasssss!"…
Queen Latifah struts her stuff with ingratiating verve in "Beauty Shop," a sunny and sassy comedy that somehow manages to breathe fresh life into familiar stereotypes and stock situations. A spin-off…
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has added 49 recordings to its Hall of Fame, which now holds 498 titles.
Polygram Music Group has upped Danny Goldberg to the new post of chairman of Mercury Group, where he will have oversight for a contingent of record labels including Mercury, Motown, Verve, London…
New York filmmaking soloist Alan Berliner bookends his highly regarded "Intimate Stranger" (1991) with another funny, poignant, densely textured look at family and personality in "Nobody's Business."…