Blues guitarist Luther Allison, who saw his domestic career skyrocket in the last three years after spending a decade and a half in Paris, died Tuesday at the U. of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He…
Radio and TV writer Barbara Smitten Merlin, who began writing for radio programs in the late 1930s and later produced scripts for such TV shows as "The Millionaire" and "77 Sunset Strip," died July…
Marie S. Pryor, wife of former Daily Variety editor Tom Pryor, died Wednesday at Encino Hospital following an extended illness. She was 85.
The imbroglio stemming from Arnold Rifkin's profile in the Sunday London Times has taken on a new wrinkle. At issue: Did agents from the London office of the William Morris Agency actually send a…
As anticipated, Scott Greenstein has joined specialized film company October Films as co-president alongside partners Bingham Ray and John Schmidt, October said Wednesday (Daily Variety, July 8).
The ITV network, Britain's top-rated web, has appointed David Liddiment as its director of programs.
Producer Robert Rehme was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at its board of governors meeting Tuesday evening.
MGM Pictures has named Yalda Tehranian, lately of Live Entertainment, to the post of vice president for production, where she'll be responsible for discovering and developing new feature projects and…
Polygram Filmed Entertainment has promoted Sally Caplan to VP, worldwide acquisitions, in addition to her existing job as director of business affairs and theatrical acquisitions for PFE and Polygram…
Bryan Grant, who was responsible for setting up "The General" as a four-hour miniseries for TNT, has been upped to director of development for Trilogy Entertainment Group's feature division, the…
Michael Flatley, the popular Irish dancer heralded as the "Lord of the Dance," has left ICM and has signed with Creative Artists Agency where he will be repped in all areas --- including film, TV…