At a recent digital cinema event in Hollywood, a speaker joked that it was no accident exhibs had dubbed nonfeature content "Other Digital Stuff." That's O-D-S for short. Pronounced odious. The line…
The HBO documentary "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters" will be screened May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival as an official selection. Directed by Bill Couturie, the docu was produced in…
J.J. Abrams is becoming the next Gene Roddenberry. Paramount is breathing life into its "Star Trek" franchise by setting "Mission: Impossible III" helmer J.J. Abrams to produce and direct the 11th…
Jeannine Lewis has joined Variety as senior consumer account executive, overseeing all national consumer and luxury categories for the West Coast.
He's logged more programming time than any other television personality in history -- he's closing in on 16,000 hours -- and his career has spanned a vast evolutionary period of the tube medium.
Mead wants a makeover. "I would like to see mead have what happened to craft beers in the '90s," says David Myers, founder of Colorado meadery Redstone. "People would go into a small town and ask…
In a town where first-round "Survivor" rejects claim VIP status, the three-letter acronym threatens to become meaningless. That's why retailers are reinventing its definition. "People in this town…
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria is attached to "Deep in the Heart of Texas," a romantic comedy pitch that was acquired by Touchstone Pictures.
What to do in L.A. this week? Van Morrison sings jazz and country at the Hollywood Bowl, Liza Minnelli signs "Liza Minnelli: Liza with a Z" at Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Rob Zombie plays the…