Spell Christmas with a J this year. Clive Davis' J Records not only has the top two albums on the nation's music sales charts, but Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook Vol. 2" nearly doubled its…
In the early and mid-'90s, American Music Club's singer-songwriter-leader Mark Eitzel seemed perpetually at odds with the world, a woozy, irascible presence ready to pick a fight with either his…
If early box office returns are any indication, New Line's latest installment in mega-franchise "The Lord of the Rings" just may grab the ultimate brass ring. Distrib hopes "Return of the King" can…
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One of the early champions of test screenings was Irving Thalberg. One film transformed by that method is recalled in this excerpt from "Anita Loos Rediscovered," a biography interwoven with fiction…
Elia Kazan's office behind the cashier's booth at the Victoria Theatre was listed in the Manhattan phone book.
Reading excerpts from Stanley Gold's letter to Michael Eisner ("Delivering a 'Dear Michael' letter, Daily Variety, Dec. 3), a particular phrase caught my eye: "the enormous loss of creative talent…
Director Ridley Scott has set Liam Neeson to star with Orlando Bloom in "Kingdom of Heaven," the epic love story 20th Century Fox is prepping for a January shoot.
In an amicable parting, Eric Christenson, executive vice president of sales and distribution for indie production and sales shingle Myriad Pictures, is exiting the company effective Jan. 1 to pursue…
After Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's docu "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, the hard rock kings will launch their second tour in support of latest album…
Mena Suvari has sealed a six-episode arc in HBO's "Six Feet Under."
Christopher Titus has signed with Showtime to headline an hourlong comedy special, one in a series of standup hours set to debut on the pay cabler next year.