| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox and Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to combine three of their TV production companies behind hit shows such as "Big Brother", "American Idol" and "Masterchef" under one group.
The companies said...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management have finally completed a deal to create a global TV production unit.
Under the pact, which was announced Friday, Fox's Shine Group will combine with Apollo-controlled Endemol and Core...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition.
These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When "Got Talent" was named the most successful reality TV franchise by the Guinness Book of World Records in April, it set a another benchmark for Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment. The top-rated Britain-born series has...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pop, the new fan-oriented entertainment cable outlet set to launch in 2015 out of what is currently known as TVGN, said it would launch six new original series when it debuts in 2015, along with live red carpet specials during the awards season, and a...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:12 AM
It's my least favorite episode: "Most Memorable Year." Let's see what the 17-year-old has to say. Which of the presumably 12-13 of them that she can remember will she pick? I also hate the shameless manipulation -- you will cry, and you will like it....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson has signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot for "Shades of Blue," a NBC series that will feature Jennifer Lopez.
The actress-singer and her production company Nuyorican Productions will also be an...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - What have we learned so far?
One week into the 2014-15 television season, according to Nielsen's official game clock, the biggest headline for the broadcast nets is that they've been able to generate solid sampling for high-...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
A long-running attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios is fading to black. The Studio Backlot Tour, a significant part of the theme park's opening-day lineup in 1989, is taking its last visitors on Saturday.
The Backlot Tour was designed to show...