"Pippin" is probably the only musical to address a young man's identity crisis in 780 A.D. Titular hero, son of war-mongering Charlemagne, goes through a navel-gazing 1960s-style search to find…
Variety columnist Brian Lowry kicked off a sesh by summing up the state of TV: "There's been a rapid shrinkage of independents in this business."
Reel Life: It's awards season and the prize for most valuable contribution to the film business -- of course -- goes to the blurbmeisters. Every day, newspaper ads carry their quotes exhorting people…
"I feel great," Efrem Schulz told the sold-out crowd at the Troubadour Tuesday night. From most bands, this would be boilerplate stage patter, a statement on the order of "Hello, Cleveland!' But it…
One collaboration begets another in the expanding world of acoustic music. This one was touched off by an insatiably curious classical cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, who first used Paquito D'Rivera and the…
Viacom subsid Famous Players, Canada's largest theater chain, is slashing prices in the province of Ontario to lure auds. Tickets will cost C$9.95 ($8.03), down from $11.26.
Josef Andorfer, RTL 2's fiercely independent topper, looks to be on the way out. TV exec must face RTL 2 shareholders RTL Group and Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen Group at a meeting Tuesday.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) has elected six new members to its board of directors. They are actor Ian Abercrombie, Ashok Amritraj, Rolf Mittweg, Gavin…
The 16 Aussie films released Down Under last year grossed just A$11.8 million ($8.8 million) for a market share of 1.3% -- the lowest in the 27 years the stats have been kept.
Local thesp Franka Potente, Chinese actress Bai Ling and Dutch producer/Fortissimo Films co-chair Wouter Barendrecht have joined the Berlin Film Festival jury, organizers announced Thursday.