A virgin couldn't help NBC U get lucky this summer. Despite big B.O. from "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and other summer pics, the unit saw revenue plummet 26% in the third quarter.
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…
The following is a series of emails, written in the fall of 2001, between one time wunderkind writer Peter Baynes-Schnider and his agent, Ari Gold. At the age of 26, Schnider created the NBC hit "My…
Cable TV's raging love affair with movies shows no signs of cooling down. Movies still shore up the schedules of dozens of ad-supported cable networks, sometimes more than a decade after their…
Tuning In: Having weathered Nipplegate, entertainment execs appear pleased to let politicians flog a new "family values" whipping boy: videogames. Yet anyone who believes Hollywood is out of the…
Despite what they might be telling their advertisers, network honchos may have turned their backs on those elusive, and apparently disengaged, young viewers.
Think global, act local. That maxim might well apply to Discovery's Latin American channels, where execs are adding more local productions, particularly series it hopes will foster appointment…
Local leading net TV Globo's theatrical arm Globo Filmes and producer-distrib Europa Filmes will co-produce three pics based on shows from TV Globo, which are due to open next year.
It is the Netherlands own "Mission: Impossible," with Dutch pol Medy Van der Laan, Holland's media minister, taking on the challenge.
Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona's fancy footwork riveted Italians in the 1980s and, more recently, on pubcaster RAI's "Ballando con le stelle" (Dancing With the Stars).
What happens when the worlds of Bill O'Reilly and Bart Simpson collide? Fox viewers around the country are about to find out.