Yahoo is expanding its presence in the crowded digital music market with the $160 million acquisition of niche player MusicMatch. Founded in 1997, MusicMatch is one of the pioneers in the space and…
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…
New Line has inked a six-figure deal with writer Jake Shapiro to preemptively pick up his untitled father/daughter college comedy spec, "Weirdo."
Online media company RealNetworks finished its three-week half-price promotion for its digital musicstore and said it sold 3 million songs, more than double its previous rate.
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.
Disney is readying a sequel to its 1942 classic "Bambi." Universal is prepping a fourth installment of its "American Pie" franchise. And MGM wants to add a Roman numeral to 1983's "WarGames."