A panel charged with finding new ways for France to improve legal access to content online has recommended taxing Internet advertising in order to fund its proposals.
Indian conglom Reliance MediaWorks has acquired London-based facilities house iLab U.K.
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Beyonce performs at a St. Barts New Year's Eve bash underwritten by Hannibal Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. Also present: Jay Z, Lindsay Lohan, Russell Simmons, Usher and Jon Bon…
Here's my story, after the jump, for the print version of Variety on the plans for TV coverage of the Prop 8 trial.
James Franco will scale a mountain for Danny Boyle and Fox Searchlight.
Warner Bros. has acquired remake rights to the Chan-Wook Park-directed Korean film "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance."
Saoirse Ronan will reteam with "Atonement" helmer Joe Wright in Focus Features' "Hanna."
China has pulled two movies out of the Palm Springs Film Festival in protest over the inclusion of a film about the Tibetan independence movement.
Roman Polanski is asking that he be sentenced "in absentia" in his 1978 child sex case. That's an option mentioned by the state Court of Appeals last month when they denied his request to dismiss the…
The Justice Dept. will lead the review of the proposed merger of NBC Universal into Comcast.
Updated Judge Vaughn Walker ruled today that TV cameras won't be able to cover the Prop 8 trial live, but a delayed feed will be posted on YouTube, perhaps a day after each proceeding. The plan is…