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…
Fox execs have learned to stop worrying and embrace their unique schedule challenge. Every year, the net seems to stumble in the fall, as baseball playoffs virtually preempt all of October. When…
Things can't get much worse for NBC. Or can they? After nearly a decade on top, the Peacock is about to kick off a fall season ranked dead last among its rivals. Years of cocky bragging about Must…