J2 Communications and a joint venture that includes director Ivan Reitman have filed separate lawsuits charging that producer Matty Simmons improperly diverted at least $ 8 million in residuals.
PaineWebber Inc. consumer services analyst Craig Bibb has lowered his investment ratings on Musicland Stores Corp. and QVC Network Inc. to "attractive" from "buy." Bibb said he downgraded Musicland…
Walt Disney Co. chairman Michael Eisner yesterday became a leading candidate for 1992's highest-paid executive by exercising an option to buy 5.4 million shares of Disney stock at a bargain-basement…
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says he'll offer legislation that would repeal the broadcast industry-backed provision retransmission consent when Congress returns in January.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer made an official offer of $ 9 per share, or $ 23. 5 million, to acquire the remaining stock of Imagine Films, according to documents filed yesterday with the Securities…
Repercussions from the passage of cable reregulation legislation, technological advances and the impact of a new administration in the White House will be key issues under discussion at the 25th…
Program suppliers and indie TV stations have asked federal appelate Judge Richard Posner to reconsider a decision not to recuse himself from a case involving the Federal Communications Commission's…
Cindy Marcus played Rebecca in "Wild Dust" (Daily Variety, Nov. 30).
Media Home Entertainment will complete its final round of layoffs on Dec. 18, when three veeps and six support staffers will be released.
Roy Disney's Shamrock Holdings of California Inc. pushed Blockbuster to top the New York Stock Exchange's most active list yesterday as 8.6 million shares traded hands.
Like a critically ill patient haggling with his doctor over a payment plan, Carolco Pictures snared an extension on its credit agreement with its bank for another 10 days.