For most of USC's seminar on "Celebrity Diplomacy" earlier this week, academic experts and others marveled at the forays of the likes of Bono and George Clooney and Angelina Jolie into foreign…
The sale of the National Amusements circuit, the first major movie theater chain to come on the market in years, will test the depths of goodwill for an exhib biz whose stellar perf during a severe…
In a sign of the contentiousness within SAG, the guild's move to hire a PR firm has become part of the battle between SAG leaders and the members opposing ratification of the feature-primetime…
Oscar winner "Slumdog Millionaire" -- one of the most successful indie pics of all time -- is winding down its worldwide tour with strong showings in China and Japan.
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Robert Redford, Laurie David and Leonardo DiCaprio are among the honorees on Saturday for the Natural Resources Defense Council's 20th anniversary…
Well, she's more telegenic that Rush or Joe the Plumber. Andy Barr writes on Politico of the excitement among party officials that Carrie Prejean has stepped forward to defend her views on marriage…
The Obama administration is ushering in a new era We've spent the better part of a week debating torture — and that is what it is — and the news today that the adminstration would release more…
William Triplett, who covered Washington for Variety for many years, contributes this essay today marking the start of a new chapter in the entertainment industry's war on piracy: the start of…
Michael Grade, who is standing down as executive chairman of struggling U.K. terrestrial giant ITV, may be forced to quit sooner than planned and break ties with the web.
Universal Pictures Intl. and Focus Features Intl. have inked a wide-ranging distribution and co-production agreement with RTL Group's new production group UFA Cinema, which launched last year.