EchoStar is looking to raise $1 billion through a debt offering as it returns cash to shareholders by buying back billions of dollars of stock. The owner of No. 2 satcaster Dish Network offered the…
Byron Allen has created a homevideo division for his Entertainment Studios company and plans to release his popular syndicated programming on DVD.
Looking to capitalize on the suddenly hot market for nonfiction programming, New York documakers Steve Carlis and Steven Rosenbaum and their CameraPlanet Pictures have signed a joint venture deal…
Online video-on-demand company CinemaNow is expanding its offerings through a pact with Sony Pictures. CinemaNow will offer Sony's new releases in the pay-per-view window and access to the studio's…
The struggling Tokyo Intl. Film Festival on Monday unveiled a lineup even less international than its predecessors. TIFF, unspooling Oct. 23-31, remains in the grip of the local majors, who use it as…
Investors can expect debt interest to shrink fiscals at Rogers Communications, Canada's largest cabler, after it announced Monday that it is buying back 34% of its wireless division for $1.7 billion…
CinemaNow is heading to Europe thanks to a partnership with ISP Tiscali. The Internet video-on-demand company will power online film offerings in Germany, Italy and the U.K. under Tiscali's brand…
Just for Variety: While Bill Clinton's doctors have told him no visitors or phone calls while he recupes at home in Chappaqua, he and Hillary spoke to their longtime friends Harry and Linda…
Producer Tom Broadbridge is turning to the Bible. Production of "The Animated Adventure Bible," aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, begins this month in Sydney.
As with the VCR and the Internet, porn led the charge into DVD.
So far this year, the studios have released 73 PG-13 pics -- a huge jump from the 40 in the same period 10 years ago.