Critics Give ‘The Identical’ Hell: 10 Takedowns Written Better Than the Fictional, Faith-Based Music Biopic
“The Identical” is another faith-based theatrical release spreading the word that God is great. Unfortunately for audiences interested in the drama about a fake, Elvis-like singer who impe...
Venice Separate Sidebar Prizes Announced
VENICE – The Venice Film Fest has announced prizes for its independantly run sidebar sections. Italo helmer Ivano De Matteo’s “The Dinner,” pictured, scored the Europa Cinemas nod for ...
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Bruce Morton, Former CBS and CNN Newsman, Dies at 83
He was a fixture on the Washington scene for more than four decadesread more
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Toronto: Radius Nabs North American Rights to Anna Kendrick Musical 'The Last 5 Years'
Richard LaGravenese directed the film, an adaptation of the 2002 off-Broadway musical by Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brownread more
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Buying Is Also Part of A-B InBev's Media Review
Anheuser-Busch InBev's U.S. media review includes buying responsibilities, the brewer said today in its first confirmation of the search. A-B InBev first reached out to media agencies in the sp...
New York’s Production Incentives Lure High-Profile Projects
Over the years, New York has hosted a slew of high-profile productions, including “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Avengers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....
Susan Sarandon on Acting and Activism Early in Her Career
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon’s first mention in Variety was for a review of a 1969 production of Tom Stoppard’s “Albert’s Bridge” in D.C., alongside her then-husband, Chris. Those days, she r...
Youku Tudou CEO Victor Koo Talks Streaming Company’s Cross-Platform Plans
Youku Tudou, China’s leading online video platform, is expanding into financing and screening of original content. Last year, it backed Andy Lau actioner “Firestorm,” while this month it is laun...
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'Arrow': 'Carrie Diaries' Star to Romance Thea in Season 3
Austin Butler joins The CW comic-book drama read more
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Pantelion Signs First Look With Mexican Star Eugenio Derbez
Derbez wrote, directed and starred in Mexican blockbuster 'Instructions Not Included' read more
Radius Kicks Off Toronto Sales With Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan Musical ‘The Last 5 Years’
The first major deal of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has closed, as Radius has acquired North American rights to Richard LaGravenese‘s musical “The Last 5 Years,” whi...
Toronto Debuts of ‘Song of the Sea and ‘Princess Kaguya’ Heat Up Oscar Animation Race
The Oscar race for Best Animated Feature doesn't have a strong favorite this year — nothing as dominant as “Frozen,” “Toy Story 3,” “Up,” “RangoR...
Watch: Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch on Merging Music and Film in 'God Help The Girl'
Stuart Murdoch planned and wrote what would ultimately become the soundtrack to his directional debut "God Help The Girl." The film stars Emily Browning as Eve, a young woman who turns to wr...
‘Walking Dead’ Gets Pilot Order for Zombie Apocalypse Companion Series
The zombie apocalypse is spreading at AMC. The network has given a pilot order to a companion series of its mega-hit “The Walking Dead” with production on the pilot slated to begin in late...
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Autopsy: Joan Rivers' Cause of Death Remains Unclear
The medical examiner's office says more information is neededread more
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It's Official: 'Walking Dead' Companion Series Nabs Pilot Order
About the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the worldread more
AMC Orders Pilot for ‘Walking Dead’ Companion Drama
AMC is moving forward with its long-gestating plan for a “Walking Dead” companion series, greenlighting a pilot penned by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. The pilot is set in the same pos...
Josephine Decker’s ‘Butter’ and ‘Lovely’ Bought by Cinelicious
Cinelicious Pics has acquired all North American rights to Josephine Decker’s “Butter on the Latch” and “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely,” above. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for Novemb...
Canada’s Thunderbird Acquires U.K. Distrib Soda Pictures
LONDON — Canadian production company Thunderbird has bought U.K. niche distributor Soda Pictures, and has launched a distribution operation in Canada. Thunderbird has also acquired Canadian righ...
‘Instructions Not Included's’ Eugenio Derbez Signs First-Look Deal With Pantelion Films
Mexican filmmaker Eugenio Derbez, who starred in Pantelion Films’ breakout hit “Instructions Not Included,” has signed an exclusive first-look deal with the company. Pantelion Films ...