Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a news conference Thursday to underline his commitment to keeping TV and film production jobs from leaving Los Angeles. The mayor, who made his comments in the first…
Off-lot production in Los Angeles posted solid gains in September, with feature activity jumping 42% over September 2004 while TV rose 5%, according to figures released Wednesday by the Entertainment…
"Star Wars: Episode III -- Return of the Sith" closed the pic franchise earlier this year, but at Mipcom on Tuesday, Lucas Licensing prexy Howard Roffman expanded on plans to keep consumers shelling…
When Variety No. 1 appeared, proclaiming it would cover vaudeville, burlesque, parks, minstrels, circus and fairs, the symbol for entertainment was the spotlight, drawing an audience's eyes to an act…
Touchstone Television has signed "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" scribes Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas to a two-year, seven-figure overall deal.
Indie banner ThinkFilm has teamed with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films to jointly acquire Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary's docu "Favela Rising."
China Telecom and regional media conglom Shanghai Media Group are on the verge of launching their first joint trial of Internet protocol television.
The 29th Intl. Broadcasting Convention continued its mission, now in its fifth year, of morphing from a technical broadcast convention to one that embraces creation, management and delivery of…
The fifth and sixth seasons of "Seinfeld" will be released in two DVD volumes Nov. 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
If Steven Soderbergh's experimental pic "Bubble" strikes the right chords during its ride on the fall fest circuit and beyond, the pic could symbolize a massive sea change in the business of…
Amid an arid climate for half-hour comedies, station managers and syndication execs this year have their fingers crossed -- and one hand on the censor button -- hoping several edgy off-cable comedies…