After only slight gains last year, broadcast TV saw a healthy 10.2% jump in ad revenues during the first quarter, according to figures released Wednesday by the Television Advertising Bureau.
Members of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which operates as Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, have split their support in an election for delegates to the IATSE…
Forget about tickets to "The Lion King." This August, Republican conventioneers can treat themselves to Marisa Tomei and Kathleen Chalfant in "Electra" at the Public Library at Lincoln Center.
Unlike mavericks Madonna and Cher, Dido has so far kept things pretty safe musically. Though her live show tries to reach far beyond the ready-for-radio electronica-ish offerings of her recent "Life…
Buoyed by excellent lead performances, made-for-HBO trifle hardly screams out pay TV (think more Hallmark Hall of Fame), which is all the more to the pay channel's credit for recognizing the quiet…
A recent report by high-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR - owned by Variety's parent company Reed Business - predicts US mobile video services will be worth $5.4 billion a year in 2009.
Warner Bros. has set screenwriter Fernley Phillips to write a remake of "Altered States," the 1980 Ken Russell-directed psychedelic sci-fi thriller. Greg Shapiro will produce.
Turner Broadcasting's TBS and TNT have decided they can't wait to nail the exclusive first basic-cable run of still another sequel to "Blade," starring Wesley Snipes, and of a movie featuring Jane…
Harrison Ford is set to star in "Godspeed," an outer space-set thriller that is being put together by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. Cameron will not be at the helm but will produce the…
Writer-director Ken Biller has signed on as a co-executive producer on Fox's "North Shore," while securing a blind script deal at 20th Century Fox TV.
Zak Penn is in negotiations to write "Spy Hunter" for Universal Pictures and director John Woo.