In today's print version of Variety is my story on the latest development in Hollywood's effort to fight piracy: Studios, record labels and labor groups have sent a list of what they'd like to see…
Culture Convenience Club, operator of Japan's biggest rental video chain, has inked a basic agreement to take over the Japan biz of package software retailer HMV, CCC announced on Thursday.
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Discovery says that "Sarah Palin's Alaska" will run on its TLC network, at a cost estimated at $1 million per episode. The show is apolitical, but you can bet that the network will find itself on…
Former Sogepaq international sales exec, Gorka Bilbao, has joined DeAPlaneta Intl., the increasingly ambitious Spanish film sales company.
ITV Studios has sold more than 100 movies to Italo pubcaster RAI.
Spanish indie distributor Vertice Cine has closed rights on Vincenzo Natali's Adrian Brody-Sarah Polley starrer "Splice," buying the creature feature from French mini-major Gaumont.
BBC 4 -- the corp.'s upscale U.K. digital web, which airs cult hit "Mad Men" -- will continue to buy acquired shows, despite plans to cut the overall BBC acquisitions budget by 25%.
Timothy Dalton and Steven Berkoff have joined the cast of GK Films' romance-drama "The Tourist."
L.A.'s City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival kicks off with comedy "Heartbreaker."
A coalition of studios, record labels and labor unions on Wednesday urged the White House to deploy a broad array of techniques to combat piracy.
At a fund-raiser tonight, Vice President Joseph Biden said that President Obama said at this morning's presidential briefing, "You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe's comment." Biden…