The big question on the NATPE floor was just when and if two firstrun strips would indeed be declared firm goes for fall.
Clear Channel has partnered with PBS, obtaining the exclusive rights to tour any live-performance shows produced for PBS pledge drives.
David Salzman, Executive Producer MADtv, says that a prerequisite for being a producer is, "You must be a tormented soul." Calling himself a major newshound, he enjoys creating somehing out of…
There were dramatic hikes in seizures of pirated optical discs and burners in raids and investigations into video piracy in the Asia-Pacific region last year, according to a report by the Motion…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' board of governors has tweaked its docu category rules, exempting pics that receive a "true theatrical rollout" from its TV blackout provision.
Firing the latest salvo in the great media ownership debate, NBC Universal, News Corp. and Viacom will join the Tribune Co. in asking the Supreme Court to uphold the relaxation of media ownership…
Just for Variety: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, your host for the 77th Academy Awards -- Chris Rock" ... I spoke with Rock Wednesday after he'd held a meeting with his staff of writers for the…
The inaugural presentation of national book prizes the Quill Awards will air on NBC's 14 owned-and-operated TV stations this October. A national panel of booksellers and librarians selected from…
Execs began packing their bags on Wednesday as the fest began to wind down and further deals closed behind condo doors.
Success is expensive. That's the lesson for Sirius Satellite Radio, which beat subscriber growth expectations and more than quintupled revenue in the fourth quarter but saw its net losses shoot into…