Taking a controversial page from the music industry's playbook, the Motion Picture Assn. of America is seriously considering suing individuals who download unauthorized movies online.
Court TV has created a division called the Legal News Service to syndicate trial analysis and wrap-ups of the day's court coverage to TV stations and cable-news channels.
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The election committee of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild has decided to void the current ballots for delegates to the IATSE convention, citing possible confusion over the voting instructions.
Time Warner paid topper Richard Parsons a cash bonus of $8 million in 2003 compared with zip the year before, part of a rich package the company attributed to its improved performance and the fact…
U.K. studio Pinewood Shepperton has applied for a stock market listing but has not yet revealed financial details. Company saw an operating profit of £10.9 million ($20.05 million) for 2003 on…
Congress gave showbiz a helping hand in its anti-piracy battle Wednesday.
The red-hot Latin music business is still feeling the CD sales squeeze, but antipiracy efforts are starting to pinch, according to figures released Wednesday by the Recording Industry Assn. of…
Hearst-Argyle is turning out to be the dark horse candidate among those standing to profit the most from the fiercely competitive 2004 national election, which has already seen political ad spending…
Just for Variety: "Showbiz is showing a new stronger image this campaign" -- I wrote on Oct. 22, 1964 -- as the LBJ-Goldwater race headed for the finish line. And Tuesday evening, that "stronger…
If FCC commissioner and vocal big media foe Michael Copps had his way, Washington's current anti-smut crusade would target soap operas and advertisements as well as more general broadcast programming.
Martha Stewart's lawyer Robert Morvillo filed a motion Wednesday seeking a new trial for the embattled domestic diva, claiming that a juror, Chappell Hartridge, had lied about his criminal record in…