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.
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.
Hollywood's World Book & News, the largest newsstand in Southern California, offers an estimated 4,500 different magazine titles.
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…
In granting workers profit-sharing dividends totalling a record 144 million marks ($ 90.5 million) for the last fiscal year, German media giant Bertelsmann has reached the 1 billion mark goal it set…
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.
Cindy Marcus played Rebecca in "Wild Dust" (Daily Variety, Nov. 30).
Reshone Intl. Investment Group Ltd. said it intends to buy a controlling interest in Moscow's Gorky Studio.
Media Home Entertainment will complete its final round of layoffs on Dec. 18, when three veeps and six support staffers will be released.
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…
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$59.2M Warner Brothers -3.25%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$42.0M Fox / DreamWorks Animation 0.67%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$58.2M Universal Pictures 0.07%