To the Editor: Daily Variety‘s editorial “Exit Stage Right” on April 30 is a prime example of Variety‘s stage-left politics and their use of the bully pulpit. The editorial states that Mr. Heston has…
In mergers and acquisitions, timing is the key. That truism is worth noting amid the swirl of speculation about Vivendi Universal’s entertainment assets. The film studio will have six films coming…
In these times of danger as well as moral and economic turbulence, going to the movies is a very appealing distraction. Because of the number of movies in distribution and their short life span, the…
Cinematheque Francaise had been suffering financial losses long before Peter Scarlet’s 10-month tenure atop the organization. Scarlet was not accused of financial mismanagement. Information was…
Island Def Jam must pay more than $131 million for blocking TVT Records from issuing an album of early recordings by rapper Ja Rule., a New York federal court jury ruled Tuesday.
EchoStar swung to a profit and added subscribers last quarter, reminding the industry and Wall Street that it's still got plenty of muscle even after losing a bid for rival DirecTV to Rupert…
With allegations flying, cablers turned ESPN sports network into a punching bag during a congressional hearing Tuesday, blaming it and other programmers for soaring cable costs.
They're putting Mouse ears on boomboxes. Disney will announce today what execs call a major new consumer products initiative involving a new line of Mouse-branded audio and video products.
Marvel Enterprises posted another buoyant quarter Monday fired up by Hollywood's continuing love affair with comic book heroes. Shares jumped 8.3% to $19.82, a new 52-week high, as the company swung…
Literary agent Marcie Wright has pleaded no contest to one of three counts of embezzlement and agreed to pay some $270,000 in restitution and serve 12 months in county jail.
The Disney Co.'s plan to short-circuit the long-running Winnie the Pooh license dispute by filing a copyright claim was bear-ly alive after a federal hearing Monday.