An angry federal judge threw out an illegal music downloading lawsuit against a 14-year-old girl after recording industry plaintiffs ignored a court order.
Hart Sharp Video is partnering with production and distribution label Kindred Media on the pic "One Part Sugar" by becoming an equity investor on the in-production project.
Variety deputy managing editor Jonathan Bing will step down in June to become an exec VP at Freud Communications Inc, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based public relations firm started by Matthew Freud.
Homevid label Genius Products has inked an exclusive distrib agreement with Tartan USA -- the U.S. arm of Blighty distrib Tartan Films -- to release Tartan's library domestically on DVD.
ABC's "Commander in Chief" is looking more and more like a one-term show after last week's seg fell to its lowest-yet approval ratings in the Nielsen polls.
Here we go again. Less than a month from the start of the Cannes Film Festival, angry showbiz workers have renewed threats to disrupt France's upcoming summer festival season.
Ah, the live theater, where even great big movie stars can expect the unexpected. At the opening of Broadway's "Three Days of Rain," for instance, Julia Roberts watched her co-star, Paul Rudd, throw…
Forget the SEC. Media execs are getting a bigger taste of transparency through Forbes magazine than they'd probably like. The magazine's annual survey of CEO compensation shows some striking…
WHAT: A screening of Deepa Mehta's "Water" April 19 to kick off the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles.
The L.A. Opera has evolved since its inaugural bow of "Otello," when the curtain wouldn't rise, to allow Placido Domingo's entrance to the April 19 20th-anni performance/gala so grandiose any opera…
In a mood to share, the exclusive American Society of Cinematographers opened its Clubhouse doors April 18 for a bit of show and tell.