Last year's federal trial over Proposition 8 was to have been televised — until the Supreme Court stepped in at literally the last minute and nixed the idea. But the trial itself was videotaped for…
Giant Chinese webco Tencent is setting up a 500 million yuan ($77 million) war chest to invest in the film and TV biz, as the dotcom expands beyond its traditional Internet offerings.
As President Obama returns to Hollywood circles on Thursday for his first re-election fund-raising swing, it's not difficult to find supporters expressing frustration and disappointment privately and…
As Warner Bros. Entertainment prepares to do legal battle with Charlie Sheen, the company has tapped Mark Easton as Deputy General Counsel.
HBO is picking up the political comedy "VEEP," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a former Senator who becomes the vice president only to discover that the job is "everything she was warned about." (FDR'…
The long battle for a bill in which radio stations would be required to pay performers when their songs are played over the air looked to be headed for a resolution last year when the music business…
Spain's Telecinco Cinema will co-produce and take Spanish free-to-air rights to 3D adventure tooner "Tad, the Lost Explorer," helmed by first-timer Enrique Gato.
Sky Italia has become the latest major outlet to pick up Tom Fontana's upcoming series "Borgia."
Discovery Studios has set new two-year programming development pacts with Shine Group, the U.K.'s All3Media and Aussie shingle WTFN. The division will also launch a virtual global unit and seeks to…
Here's my latest column from the print Variety, an interview with former Oregon senator Gordon Smith, who now says he finds himself defending a piece of the Obama campaign agenda … against the Obama…