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Robin Roberts had some parting words for Omarosa Manigault Newman amid news that the former “Apprentice” contestant and one of President Donald Trump’s advisers, is resigning ..
Gunn’s brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn are writing the screenplay. James Gunn will produce the project in between scripting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and starting pr..
The Walt Disney Co. will lease the Fox lot in Century City for seven years as part of the former’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Insiders told Variety that Fox executive..
Inspired by the 1970s TV movie and subsequent ABC series, the new series is described as a music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA age..
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set for release D..
Disney is poised to swallow up Fox’s film and television assets, a move that will dramatically reshape the landscape of Hollywood, while making it increasingly difficult for produc..
It’s not a small world, after all. The Walt Disney Company, stocked to the gills with ESPN, the ABC television network, the Pixar studio, and the Marvel superhero franchise, was al..
Movies weren’t yet talkies and the headquarters were located in New Jersey when Fox Film was founded in 1915. William Fox couldn’t have imagined that his modest film company would ..
Comcast- and Fox-backed animation startup Baobab Studios released its second animated VR film “Asteroids!” for a wide variety of VR headsets Thursday. Baobab previously released “I..
The Walt Disney Co. has set a $52.4 billion, all-stock deal to acquire 20th Century Fox and other entertainment and sports assets from Rupert Murdoch’s empire. The deal between Dis..
Disney’s hookup with 21st Century Fox will create not just an American behemoth but a global one, with powerful film and television assets throughout Asia and Europe in particular...
WASHINGTON — The rationale behind The Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Fox’s major content assets is that it’s necessary to bulk up in the new landscape, where competition is comin..
“Hunting Season,” by Argentinian first-time feature director Natalia Garagiola was named as best film at the International Film Festival and Awards Macao. France’s Xavier Legrand w..
“Bright” may not be hitting theaters as a traditional release, but many of the film’s stars turned out to see the movie the old-fashioned way at the Regency Village Theatre in West..
Film Tank, one of Mexico’s most prominent independent production companies behind hits “Northless” and “The Maid,” will be enlisting years of big-screen experience in a move to TV ..
“Youth,” “Wolf Warriors 2,” “Dangal,” and “Bad Genius” are among the prominent film titles that will compete for the Asian Brilliant Stars awards. The prizes will be announced in F..
Each year the recipient of the prestigious award is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and must be someone who has made “an incredible im..
AMC will show “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 2 a.m. Friday at a “significant” number of its Imax and Dolby Cinema locations due to customer demand. Locations with the late shows inc..
Redbox is finally opening a bridge to an online digital-entertainment future, years after the streaming-video revolution took off. The company, known for its nationwide network of ..
Jackman and co-stars Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle will perform “Come Alive” from the P.T. Barnum biopic during a commercial break in the three-hour telecast of “A Chri..
President Donald Trump is “mentally unfit” to be U.S. leader, Rob Reiner told Variety at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival, but the director fears the American press is failing to hold..
Popular YouTube personality and comedian Andrea Russett has inked a television and film development deal with digital-media company Fullscreen. Under the pact, Fullscreen will crea..
“Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish has come on board as an executive producer and star in Ike Barinholtz’s satirical thriller “The Oath,” which will mark his feature directorial deb..
As the countdown to the expected Dec. 14 announcement of a $60 billion-plus acquisition by Walt Disney Co. begins, insiders at Fox studio are privately expressing a mixture of shoc..
Salma Hayek added her voice Wednesday to the growing list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of --- harassment. In an New York Times essay, the actress called Weinstein her “mon..
Paramount Network is partnering with mitú to develop a sketch comedy series targeting Latinx millennials, the network announced Wednesday. The potential series is titled “Brow..
Wednesday’s SAG Awards nominations showed plenty of diversity as the actors union continued supporting movies and television shows with multi-racial casts — as they have in recent ..
Disney and Fox are racing towards the finish line. The two media companies are expected to announce a $60 billion-plus pact this week that will see Disney snap up much of Fox’s tel..
This year’s Oscar race is still as undecided as a swing state voter. On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild nominations failed to offer much clarity. Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billbo..
Everywhere I look, colleagues are in a crisis. Week after week, reports of --- misconduct flood the headlines; another day brings another fallen figure, another set of victims, ..
David Folkenflik has what some might call a plum assignment. As NPR’s media correspondent, he can on one day find himself interviewing the editor of The New York Times, and on anot..
Last year, a friend called me out of the blue to ask if I would speak to an investigative reporter. I was told he wanted to know about my sister, who was raped when she was a fresh..
While a tsunami of women in Hollywood tweeted #metoo, the powerful hashtag didn’t give most the opportunity to tell their --- harassment stories. Many women still fear that nami..
Alfred Hitchcock made Tippi Hedren a star, giving her showy roles in “The Birds” and “Marnie.” But when she refused the director’s --- advances, he threatened to destroy her car..
Want proof that journalism matters? Look no further than Harvey Weinstein. Were it not for The New York Times and The New Yorker, the indie mogul would still be hobnobbing at Oscar..
The 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a Mexican-American family’s home movies from 1920s Texas to Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo” to the 1979 Luis Valdez-d..
Bey Logan, a Hong Kong-based film executive who has close relations with Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of --- harassment. Logan denies criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “m..
The creative lines between film and television are blurring ever more frequently these days, with many live-action directors, writers and other talent moving with increasing ease b..
From “the Lego Batman Movie” and “The Boss Baby” to “Ferdinand,” theaters are full of animated films showcasing premiere acting talent. Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, John Cena and M..
In today’s roundup, “Black Lightning” offers a preview photo, while “The Good Fight” announces its Season 2 premiere date.  PREMIERE DATES “The Good Fight” Season 2 will premi..
The Universal-Blumhouse film “Get Out” has been winning awards for first-time feature writer-director Jordan Peele, but he’s quick to salute his behind-the-camera colleagues. “They..
Critics group superlatives and top 10 lists may have been flying around for two weeks, but now that Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” and the Hugh Jackman musical “The Gr..
Elvis Costello wrote the closing song for the new movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” but it’s a classic from his own canon that director Paul McGuigan planted as an Easter ..
Louis C.K.’s dark comedy “I Love You, Daddy” was released this week — but not in the way he had intended. The comedian’s admission of past inappropriate --- conduct prompted the..
Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The D..
Regina Hall has joined the cast of New Line’s latest installment in the “Shaft” franchise opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher, sources tell Variety. Hall will play a for..
While Saoirse Ronan soars as the title character in “Lady Bird,” she would be nowhere without her best friend Julie, played by Beanie Feldstein. The 24-year-old actress is also cur..
As the filmmakers behind Disney-Pixar’s hit “Coco” slowly walked through a Mexican village and the nearby cemetery during a Dia de los Muertos celebration while on a research trip ..
Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 12/04/2017 and 12/10/2017. * TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot. * ..
Not so long ago and not so far away, J.J. Abrams awakened the sleeping giant of the “Star Wars” franchise with “The Force Awakens,” which was almost universally praised by critics...
“I wasn’t nervous when we started shooting last year, but I’m a little nervous now that we’re going to open in a week,” he admitted. Sony opens the action-comedy sequel on Dec. 20...
Surely, all “Star Wars” fans hope each new installment will be the best ever. But in the case of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” that seemed like an actual possibility. Written and dir..
Ari Sandel has been brought on board to direct a sequel to “Goosebumps,” Variety has learned. It is unclear, however, if this “Goosebumps” follow up will be the next one to hit the..
Tails will wag at the IFC Center next week. The indie movie theater is partnering with a pair of film publicists on a benefit to raise money for Muddy Paws Rescue, a New York-based..
Universal has optioned the rights to “Long Way Down,” beating out several other studios for the chance to make a movie based on the best-selling novel. As part of the package, Mich..
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become Fandango’s top advance ticket-seller of the year, topping previous record-holder “Beauty and the Beast.” “Even though the f..
After smashing the French B.O. with an estimated €3.5 million grossed in 5 days, Alain Chabat’s fantasy-filled Christmas comedy “Santa & Cie” will be getting a wide release in ..
Following on “Diablo Guardián,” Ramiro Ruiz, producer of Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Güeros,” one of the standout Latin American movie debuts of the decade, is preparing a new TV series ..
A writer has filed suit against Codeblack Enterprises, alleging that the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” was based on his idea. Victor Dean says that in 2009, he wrote a ..
Hollywood’s lobbyist in chief, Charles Rivkin Tuesday delivered a message of hope for the theatrical cinema industry, in Asia and the rest of the world. The chairman and CEO of the..
In today’s film news roundup, “Detective Pikachu” gets a release date, T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box” is being turned into a movie, and Dimitri Thivaios is cast in “Rise of the Livi..
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings is exploring investing in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the kingdom lifting its 35-year-old ban on cinemas. AMC announced Monday that i..
Touch and feel technology will allow creepy sensations to invade viewers’ bodies when they are watching “Insidious: The Last Key.” The film is the first feature from Sony to use ha..
Disney-Luscasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media buzz last week in the wake of the Dec. 9 world premiere and announcing its dedication to the late Carrie Fishe..
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, known for surfing movie “Endless Summer,” died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif. of natural causes, his official website reported. He was 80. Brown..
It was a beautiful, warm morning Sunday, a perfect day to stop and smell the flowers at the Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox lot during the premiere of Fox and Blue Sky’s “Fe..
MGM and Warner Bros. have tapped up-and-coming director Steven Caple Jr. to direct Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in “Creed 2,” sources tell Variety, with production..
You could say 2017’s standout sci-fi and fantasy scores cover space, shape and size as these four veteran composers tackle each film’s themes from vastly different conceptual origi..
It was a big morning for 20th Century Fox, as the film studio picked up a leading 27 Golden Globes nominations on Monday. The haul was more than any other studio and more than doub..
Looking across the Golden Globe film and TV nominations, it’s a banner year for movies driven by some of the most unlikely female characters to get the big-screen treatment. In “Th..
Ridley Scott’s new series “Strange Angel,” the fourth season of Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers,” and nine other TV projects have been selected for a total of $69 million in California p..
Perhaps the most surprising double-nomination for this year’s Golden Globes: the twin nods given to Mary J. Blige for best supporting actress and best song — for the film “Mudbound..
Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards are in as the 2017-2018 film awards season adds yet another notch to its belt. There were snubs, there were surprises, but nothi..
On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a li..
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led nominations for the 75th Golden Glob..
Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the big winners as nomination..
A 35-year ban on cinemas in Saudi Arabia has been overturned as the Kingdom’s efforts to liberalize gain pace, and commercial movie theaters are expected to open as soon as next Ma..
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab suc..
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Prominent Egyptian indie producer Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic has come on board as co-producer of Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky’s u..
Several celebrities have reached out to Keaton Jones, a young Tennessee boy whose video questioning why bullies are mean went viral, offering messages of support and encouragement...
Pang Ho-cheung, one of the most creative talents in the Hong Kong film industry, is poised to make his biggest project to date. He is just weeks away from shooting a trilogy of mar..
“God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screen..
Margot Robbie’s  “I, Tonya” has launched with an impressive $245,602 at four locations in one of the strongest platform openings of the year with $61,400 per site. “I, Tonya” ..
The much-anticipated latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” premiered in Los Angeles Saturday night, and attendees were thrilled with the Rian J..
The Force took over the Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles, as stars and filmmakers of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” came together Saturday night for the first screening of t..
With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $..
Apple unveiled its charts ranking the most popular movies, TV shows, music, apps, books and podcasts in the U.S. for 2017 — with both new and familiar faces in the world of media a..
The Brazilian-Uruguayan picture follows Irene, who lives on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and has to come to terms with her son, Fernando, heading out into the world when he is o..
This week, organized by the Imcine Mexican Film-TV Institute, Mexico City’s Mercado Industria Cine y Audiovisual in Mexico City is set to showcase a number of standout film and TV ..
In today’s film roundup, several films have adjusted their release dates, and “It’s” Jack Dylan Grazer has joined the cast of upcoming superhero film “Shazam!” CASTING “It” star Ja..
Sophie Turner has grown up as an actor on “Game of Thrones.” She was 14 when she shot the first season of the HBO series, which premiered in 2011. Now, two months into shooting the..
Ryan Reynolds is on board to star in the first-ever live-action Pokemon film titled “Detective Pikachu” for Legendary. “Goosebumps” helmer Rob Letterman will direct “Detective Pika..
Lani Pixels has signed Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson, and Mel Brooks as the voice cast in an untitled 3D animated feature directed by Kim Pagel. Thomas Pagel, w..
Paramount has set a Halloween season release date of Oct. 11, 2019, for its movie adaptation of the Nickelodeon horror series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” “Are You Afraid of the D..
The deal, believed to run four years, calls for Levy to develop TV projects exclusively for Netflix. As part of the agreement, former ABC and Firm executive Josh Barry has joined L..
The director has come on board a still untitled adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling “American Heiress.” The film will not share the book’s title, but it will draw on Toobin..
Sony Pictures Classics’ “Call Me by Your Name” is the story of first love set in 1983, with much of it taking place at a house in Crema, Italy. Director Luca Guadagnino said he wan..
Horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” is being remade for virtual reality (VR) in time for the 50th anniversary of the film’s theatrical release next year. Los Angeles-based VR..
Early reviews are in for “The Post,” and Steven Spielberg’s timely historical drama has opened to generally favorable reviews. Despite being set in 1971 and centering on the Washin..
In today’s International Newswire, Peru wins at Ventana Sur, and organizes an industry front; Europe’s answer to the Annies lifts off in Lille; Germany’s ProSieben creates a new co..
Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive ..
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” led the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations with 14 mentions, including best picture, best director, be..
FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” led the Broadcast Television Assn.’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations with six mentions, including best limited series and best actress in ..
Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” has crossed the $200 million mark at the North American box office, becoming the 10th movie this year to do so. The superhero team-..
Bolger was recently in AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” and will star in upcoming Starz series “Counterpart” opposite J.K. Simmons. Her movie credits include Mary Harron’s “The Moth Diar..
Opening a film festival with a movie as broad as “Paddington 2” is bold move and, in the case of the Intl. Film Festival & Awards Macao, was a carefully calculated decision. It..
Three decades after “WarGames” bought the world to the brink of thermonuclear Armageddon, the franchise is being reborn as an interactive story — in which you, the viewer, decide t..
Even with all the talk of diversity/inclusion, Hollywood still overlooks people with disabilities, but 2017 offers reasons for hope — both on the awards front and at the box office..
Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” throttles along in a pleasurably bustling, down-to-the-timely-minute way. It’s a heady, jam-packed docudrama that, with confidence and great filmmakin..
Charlie Brooker’s message for “Black Mirror” fans is: There isn’t one. “I’m suspicious of shows that have a message,” he said, but he does acknowledge that the “Black Mirror” team ..
Producers of John Travolta’s “Gotti” have bought back the movie from Lionsgate, which had planned to release the mob biopic on Dec. 15 through its Lionsgate Premiere specialty divi..
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