Toymaker Mattel Monday announced plans to acquire Hit Ent. for $680 million in cash from U.K. private equity firm Apax Partners.
A pair of advisory motions approved Sunday at SAG's national membership meeting make it seem likely that plans to merge Hollywood's two biggest performer unions will face some significant opposition.
Honorees are selected by industry professionals based on service to the industry and philanthropic efforts
The desert social calendar is jammed for the season: good news for Los Angeles event planners who are often called on to produce events in the Palm Springs area.
Ready for the social whirl? These fresh and freshened-up spots welcome showbiz events.
Kurt Hall, the chairman and CEO for National CineMedia, is honored with the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award.
Today marks five years of Wilshire & Washington, Variety's politics blog. On Oct. 24, 2006, stars were making a new push for action in Africa, producer Steve Bing was setting new records for…
Less than a month after he last landed on Air Force One during L.A.'s rush hour to raise money from Hollywood, President Obama is here again on Monday, for two high-dollar events in Hancock Park…
President Obama is courting a growing showbiz power base: Latinos.
President Obama is in Los Angeles on Monday for a fundraiser at the home of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas and another one at the home of James Lassiter, as well as an appearance on "The…
The fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced winners of its Black Pearl Awards today with Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's "Chicken With Plums" nabbing best narrative feature.