Adding yet another twist to the long-running Winnie the Pooh case, Bert Fields has ankled as lead attorney to the Slesinger family, the plaintiffs in a bitter court fight with Disney over royalty…
Actors' Equity Assn. prexy Patrick Quinn has strongly urged the union's members to vote for the proposal to merge SAG and AFTRA into a new umbrella union.
Michael Jackson has settled a $12 million lawsuit filed against him by a former business manager, the pop star's attorney Zia F. Modabber claimed Wednesday. Settlement terms weren't disclosed.
European children's channel Fox Kids Europe swung from a $700,000 loss to a pretax profit of $3.3 million for the first six months ended March 31, thanks to a strong performance by its channel and…
Former Columbia TriStar exec Fred Bernstein has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the L.A. law firm's entertainment practice.
In the wake of the Jason Blair affair and the subsequent resignations of Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd at the New York Times, the newspaper biz is, healthily, being spurred to rethink its commitment…
Steven Brill’s “After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era” (Simon & Schuster) details Hollywood’s response to the terrorist strike. In the passages below, Brill addresses the efforts by…
To the Editor: To all those “do-gooders” who are bombarding CBS corporate headquarters with letters decrying the ‘New Beverly Hillbillies’ concept, I wish to say, “Knock it the heck off!” I really…
To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I received a call inviting me to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to be part of the celebration of the release of the new DVD package for the Walt Disney classic…
To the Editor: Peter Bart’s column (“Perversity of Diversity,” Daily Variety, June 9) took a look at the FCC’s recent ruling from an intereresting angle. Though I do agree that we should focus more…