Viacom and Charlie Ergen's satcaster EchoStar were both claiming victory Friday in their legal tangle over broadcast and cable network carriage terms in a San Francisco district court. A judge…
Martha Stewart won a big break Friday, as did her company, after a judge threw out the most contentious charge of securities fraud in the month-old trial against the domestic diva and her former…
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Negotiations between Actors' Equity and the League of American Theaters & Producers have taken an interesting turn.
No one would expect President Bush to embrace a film that sounds like a tribute to U.S. public enemy No. 1, who at last check, remains at large.
Beware of ties that bind. With all the ruckus over the alleged insularity and blind loyalty of Disney's board of directors and Michael Eisner's supposed stranglehold on company decisionmaking, it…
Presidents, diplomats and assorted political and religious leaders have all failed to bring peace to the Mideast, but who's to say a Hollywood publicist couldn't help?
Michael Speier has been named managing editor of Variety and Daily Variety, it was announced by editor-in chief Peter Bart.
With an uncertain outlook dominating the upcoming Writers Guild negotiations, the only good news is bad news -- economic news, that is.
The complete text of a confidential letter unsealed Wednesday by a judge overseeing a shareholder lawsuit challenging Michael Ovitz's severance package when he was fired from his job as president of…
FCC commissioner Michael Copps, one of Washington, D.C.'s key opponents of media consolidation, has reassured independent filmmakers he will continue to fight on that front.
Grupo Televisa, Mexico's largest broadcaster, announced a solid fourth-quarter profit, turning around the substantial loss of a year ago and spotlighting the good health of the conglom's diversified…