Today's MGM is a corporate anomaly -- it's either primed for a moment of rebirth or sitting in a holding pattern.
Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
Variety's Justin Chang reflects on his first exchange -- a contentious one -- with the late critic, and how Roger Ebert's grace opened the door to deeper discussion and appreciation of film.
That's right: Moneygrubbing, mendacious, self-interested agents are just the thing to rescue the vfx industry.
Next week's NAB convention will include a panel on AM radio "revitalization," exploring methods for "sustaining and enhancing AM radio as a unique entertainment medium." To which one might say…
After 12 hours or so to contemplate the Twitter reaction to Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon's song parody about the uncertainty over who's going to be hosting “The Tonight Show” 18 months from now, here's…
When the Comcast guys took over NBC, they seemed like a breath of fresh air for the beleaguered network. Industry insiders gave especially high marks to NBCUniversal's new CEO, Steve Burke — not…
Consistent with my habit of dispensing unsolicited advice, Jon, here is my response to your announcement that you plan to direct your first movie: Don't do it.
As opposed to doling out unsolicited advice, it's often much easier for columnists to sit back waiting for newsmakers to lay eggs - golden or otherwise - and then scramble or praise them accordingly…
Normally, the firing of a basketball coach — even one in Los Angeles — wouldn't really be a Hollywood story. But UCLA has chosen to dump Ben Howland for a reason that has cost many a showbiz exec his…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Frozen1Weekend: $31.6M Disney
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media