‘The Judge’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, new entrant “The Judge” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $7.3 million for spots that...
Dinesh D'Souza Gets 8 Months ‘Community Confinement’ for Campaign Finance Violation
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finan...
News War: ‘ABC World News’ Wins Demo Ratings for Consecutive Quarters
David Muir has something to crack a wry smile about this morning. Brian Williams‘ grin is likely a little more tempered. “ABC World News Tonight With David Muir” has officially won 2...
Vince Vaughn Confirmed for 'True Detective' Season 2; Justin Lin to Direct Two Episodes
The long-rumored and widely discussed casting of Vince Vaughn has been confirmed by HBO today. In "True Detective" Season 2, Vaughn will be playing Frank Semyon, a "career criminal"...
Christopher Guest Remembers ‘This is Spinal Tap’ 30 Years Later
When it came out in 1984, “This Is Spinal Tap” convinced many people they were watching a genuine documentary about a clueless heavy metal band. “We showed it in Dallas,” recalls Christopher G...
Film Review: ‘Another South’
An Italian homefront melodrama is transported to a combat zone as a Sicilian widow ventures into Iraq to seek revenge on the family of the suicide bomber who blew up her husband.
‘True Detective': HBO Confirms Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn to Star in Season 2
HBO at long last has confirmed the first specifics about season two of drama series “True Detective,” including the casting of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in lead roles. Story will revo...
It's Official: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to Star in 'True Detective'
Justin Lin will direct the first two episodesread more
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Confirmed as Stars of ‘True Detective’ Season 2
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in HBO's “True Detective” Season 2, as previously reported by TheWrap. Additionally, Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, which was a...
TV News' Climate Change Coverage Tends to Focus on Disasters, Study Says
Such dire depictions are not seen as helping with personal engagementread more
Oscars: Kosovo to Submit ‘Three Windows and a Hanging’
For the first time, Kosovo is eligible to submit a film to the Oscars in the Foreign Language Film category, and will be proposing “Three Windows and a Hanging.” “Three Windows and a...
Leonardo DiCaprio Calls for Action on Climate Change: It Is Not Hysteria, It's Fact (Video)
Leonardo DiCaprio pressed world leaders on Tuesday morning at the United Nations Climate Summit to take action to address climate change. DiCaprio, a longtime environmentalist, called the situation &...
Billy Bush Thinks Ariana Grande is a Diva: Where There's Smoke There's Fire (Video)
If anyone is wondering whether or not Ariana Grande is, in fact, the diva she is rumored to be, Billy Bush has spoken. “Where there's smoke, there's usually a little fire,” the ...
Spanish Box Office: Homegrown Films Reach Record Market Share
Damian Szifron's 'Wild Tales' and other hot titles are expected to futher boost figureread more
AT&T, Chernin Group Take Majority Stake in Online Network
As Internet stars continue to rise over their traditional television counterparts, old media is taking notice and wanting in on the million-dollar action. Which is why Otter Media, a joint venture b...
Film Review: ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’
The first thing to know about John Ridley’s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” is that the writer-director was unable to secure rights to any of Jimi Hendrix’s original songs or recordings.
Inside Jeff Shell’s First Year at Universal
When Jeff Shell was announced as the new boss of Universal one year ago, skeptics predicted a stressful transition, given the executive’s inexperience on the Hollywood firing line. They were right a...
Mia Hansen-Love's EDM Movie ‘Eden’ Lands U.S. Distribution
Broad Green Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to director Mia Hansen-Løve's “Eden,” which recently made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Fes...
For Your Consideration: How the Foreign Language Oscar Race is Heating Up
It's pretty much an assured equation: Oscars + Foreign Language Film Category = Outrage. Sometimes, the fault lies with Academy voters (as it did when "Departures" won the Oscar in 2008 ...
FX Video Service Launches on Apple TV, But Some Pay-TV Subscribers Are Left Out
FX Networks’ authenticated-video service has launched for Apple TV set-tops, providing access to full episodes and movies from FX, FXX and FXM channels — but not everyone will be able to ...

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