While strong winds at Los Angeles Family Housing’s 18th annual Awards at first almost threatened to blow the whole event away, the humanitarian spirit of its attendees held strong as the evening came together beautifully.
Chris Messina courts controversy in “Blame,” a new thriller about a substitute drama teacher who develops an unhealthy obsession with an emotionally damaged student. The film earned solid reviews at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and marks the feature debut of Quinn Shephard, a 22-year-old wunderkind who also edited, produced, wrote, and stars in the...
Healy’s nimble directorial debut exploits its screwy premise for both unnerving laughs and volatile thrills.
The cast and creative team of Netflix’s “Dear White People” turned out Thursday evening for the series’ premiere at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. Creator/executive producer Justin Simien, director Barry Jenkins, and star Logan Browning were just a fraction of the stars who graced the red carpet.
A year after introducing the world’s first TV sets that ditched all on-screen apps for built-in Chromecast functionality, Vizio is set to walk back on part of that premise. The company announced this week that its 2017 M-Series and P-Series TVs will once again come with TV-based apps that can be used with a remote...
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from Anne Rice’s best-selling series “The Vampire Chronicles,” Variety has learned. Christopher Rice, Anne’s son and four-time New York Times Bestselling author in his own right, will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside his mother, as well as Anonymous Content’s David Kanter...
CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” has added five additional actors to its upcoming debut season. Among the new cast members are Shazad Latif of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and Rekha Sharma of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica.” The new cast additions are: Shazad Latif (“Penny Dreadful”): Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation.
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The second season of “The Get Down,” which Netflix launched April 7, presented series creator Baz Luhrmann and his team with an opportunity to delve even more deeply into the world of hip-hop in 1970s New York.
The entire cast of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” is back under contract. Stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have finalized their deals with producer Warner Bros. Television to stay with the Chuck Lorre comedy for what is envisioned as its final two seasons, Variety has learned.
Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner, drew a total compensation package worth $32.61 million last year, an increase of 3.5% over his haul in 2015. Time Warner in the midst of an $85 billion takeover by AT&T, which the companies expect to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee made short work of the season’s outstanding eligibility questions, officially clearing the way for a crowd of actors — including David Hyde Pierce, Laurie Metcalf, Laura Linney, Christian Borle and Phillipa Soo — to join the competition for lead acting nominations.
Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired an equity interest in Rough Trade Publishing in a deal valued at more than $5 million to provide financing for global expansion and joined services.
PARIS– Gaul’s top indie distributor Metropolitan Filmexport has acquired French distribution rights to Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” which will play in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. “Wind River,” which world premiere at Sundance, marks Sheridan’s directorial debut.
Producer and film financier Shivani Rawat and her production company ShivHans Pictures have acquired the rights to the project “Brian Banks” and have attached “Bruce Almighty” director Tom Shadyac to helm.
Home of the gargantuan Mall of America global shopping magnet, and a land of pristine landscapes, Minnesota also offers filmmakers modern urban skylines, pastoral farms, thousands of lakes and watersports, the renowned Guthrie Theater, the Walker Art Center – and a folksy vibe epitomized by native son Garrison Keillor’s iconic public radio show “A Prairie...
When “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” opened May 2, 1997, Variety described it as an “odd mix of sophisticated and lowbrow humor” but was enthused about the Mike Myers-Jay Roach collaboration.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has blasted to $22.3 million at 29 international markets, a week ahead of its U.S. launch. Australia is leading the way with $6.2 million, followed by France with $2.7 million and Italy with $2 million.
If you can't trust the talking cat — or perhaps the question should be if you can — whom do you trust?
Fox News Channel, working its way to build a new lineup in the wake of the departure of veteran Bill O’Reilly, said it would launch a new program at 5 p.m.
The Oscar-nominated actress's name highlights a list of possible contenders in the upcoming election.
A revival of the popular sitcom “Roseanne” is in the works with original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert already on board, Variety has confirmed. The project is currently being shopped to both broadcast networks and streaming services.
There appears to be no onscreen torture we can invent but some producer’s first thought is “I’d like to see Noomi Rapace undergo that in a movie.” Graphic sexual violence?
Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and TV critic Sonia Saraiya talk with the stars of NBC’s hilarious sitcom lineup: John Lithgow, of “Trial and Error,” and America Ferrera and Ben Feldman,...
Netflix is trying to boost its chances of racking up Emmy Awards this year by inviting voters to a special, month-long immersive exhibition space in Beverly Hills. The streamer’s “FYSee” — in a new kind of for-your-consideration stunt — will be a multilevel, 24,000-square-foot space.
Tribeca audiences were transported back to the 1970s on Thursday night when Seeso’s “There’s… Johnny!” had its premiere screening. Audiences got to see episodes one and four of the series about Andy, a young man from Nebraska, and Joy, a talent coordinator on the show, as they work behind the scenes on “The Tonight Show...
Rising star Ray Fisher has signed with Creative Artists Agency. Fisher is best known for his role as Victor Stone/Cyborg in the DC cinematic universe. He made his feature film debut in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” last year and will reprise that role in the upcoming “Justice League,” which hits theaters on...
Sylvan Esso “What Now” (Loma Vista) In 2014, Sylvan Esso — a North Carolina-based electronic-pop duo that had only been together for a few months — quietly released its self-titled debut on the small indie Partisan Records.
Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” is burning rubber on piracy networks, after the car-racing actioner crashed through box-office records since its theatrical premiere two weeks ago. The pirated copies currently in circulation on file-sharing networks are all illegal camcords shot in cinemas, apparently originating from India, according to piracy-analytics firm Tecxipio.
Stories shift, depending on their art-form. Luchino Visconti transformed James M. Cain’s twitchy crime thriller “The Postman Always Rings Twice” into a classy black and white romance-noir in his 1943 film “Ossessione.” Now Belgian director Ivo van Hove has turned it into a latter-day Greek tragedy.