In a departure from typically congenial campaigns among Hollywood scribes, a contentious contest for the top slot at the WGA West has emerged, with challenger Eric Hughes blasting incumbent prexy…
The fact that Universal will soon be back in the hands of an American proprietor was greeted with weary inevitability by the French Wednesday.
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Smiling, relaxed and tie-less, Bob Wright, wended his way through a succession of meet-and-greet sessions at Universal Wednesday, assuring everyone that General Electric would prove to be a…
To the Editor: Martha Lauzen writes that men “wrote and created eight out of 10 situation comedies and dramas on primetime television last year” (letter, Daily Variety, June 23). It’s clear that her…
To the Editor: Talk about “bringing business back to California!” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s expertise, if any, is the movie industry. It would be very interesting if Arnold could put on his large…
Chuck Tatham, co-executive producer of ABC sitcom “Less Than Perfect,” sees one possible outcome of Rush Limbaugh’s debut this week as an NFL Countdown studio analyst on ESPN. CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM…
The RIAA was right after all. That's what a new study by consulting group Forrester Research finds, concluding that about $700 million of the $2 billion yearly decline in music sales since 1999 can…
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has organized the low-budget feature "Vegas Vamps." Contract will cover 41 people on the crew and provide retroactive terms, wages, conditions and…
It's called NBC Universal, for the time being, at least. It's a new media company about the size of News Corp., valued at some $42 billion. And it's going to be run by NBC topper Bob Wright.
The marriage of NBC and Vivendi Universal's entertainment properties will give execs at the newly created conglom a chance to prove that bigger is better when it comes to the small screen.
Russian authorities have vowed to extradite former media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky from Greece, where he has been held since Aug. 21 on suspicion of $250 million fraud.
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