In Manila, politics is entertainment and vice versa. Having impeached B movie star-turned Phillipine president Joseph "Erap" Estrada on gambling and embezzlement charges in 2001, the country heads to…
After the great comedy club boom went bust in the mid 1990s, hundreds of clubs shuttered nationwide. The well-known Improv chain alone closed a third of its clubs, and the high tide of…
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Screenwriters will be pounding their keyboards in frustration heading into the April 5 contract talks with the studios, and all of showbiz could be feeling the pain.
Disney investors are scouring TV ratings and box office receipts for clues to the future of the Walt Disney Co., where CEO Michael Eisner has a little more than a month and three pics to prove that…
Can't the world just leave us alone -- please. Such must have been the lament at the New York Times last week as former exec editor Howell Raines penned his tell-all.
From villas in Acapulco (Warner Bros.) to $300 breakfasts (Michael Ovitz) to private jets (just about everybody), entertainment moguls represented, for years, the archetype of the high-flying…
Notice to all movie pirates: Be sure to ask what line of work your customers are in before offering to sell them the latest stolen films. On Thursday, Anthony Barr, 27, discovered that failing to ask…
Maverick Records brought its fight with Warner Music Group to Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, filing a breach-of-contract suit seeking millions in damages and the right to terminate their…
Now it's nervous time, with formal negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers set to start April 5 at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, Calif.
A federal judge has narrowed the scope of a screenwriter's suit over the Writers Guild of America West's refusal to arbitrate "The Last Samurai," dismissing fraud and conspiracy claims against Ed…
Emmett/Furla Films and Valhalla Motion Pictures have acquired feature rights to Rachel Cohn's novel "Pop Princess."