Awards Season Contenders Pepper San Diego Film Festival Lineup
SDFF is bookended by two high-profile films. “Wild,” right, the adventure-as-healing-process starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, opens the fest. Closing the ev...
San Diego Film Festival Sees Galas, Industry Events Pump Up Profile
Now in its 13th year, the San Diego Film Festival, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, describes itself as “5 Days. 100+ Film Screenings. 2 Film Villages: Gaslamp Quarter & La Jolla” ...
Brazilian Milestones Energize Rio Film Festival
The Rio de Janeiro Film Festival unspools against a background of three milestones: the Oct. 5 general elections; a 2014 $540 million governmental funding package for film/TV, unveiled by president Di...
Terence Winter and the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Team on the Mob Men’s Last Call
When it debuted, “Boardwalk Empire” looked like the answer to HBO’s prayers. Another mob series with a glittering pedigree, including Martin Scorsese, who practically defined post-“The Godfath...
Trey Songz Takes the 2015 Audi A8 L TDI for a Test Drive
The refreshed top-end model competes directly with the BMW 7 and Mercedes S550. "You can feel the power," says the Grammy nomineeread more
7 Brand Marketers Poached by Tech Companies
Snapchat, Apple, Twitter and Lyft are increasingly enlisting brand marketers to build out new advertising strategies and revenue streams. Marketers from Nike, Virgin America, Unilever and Gap have ...
TruTV Finally Turns Its Back on Court Roots With October's Comedic Rebrand (Exclusive)
The Turner network rolls out an unscripted 180 starting Oct. 27 with its "Way more fun" campaignread more
Ad of the Day: Diet Coke Can Even Make Air Travel Pleasant (in Your Dreams)
Why do people drink Diet Coke? Is it the caffeine? The lack of calories? The sheer convenience? Or do they actually enjoy the taste? Coca-Cola is banking on the latter on with its new "Get a T...
'Marjorie Prime': Theater Review
Enduring star Lois Smith headlines this world-premiere production of Jordan Harrison's subdued futuristic play about memory and lossread more
Chelsea Handler's Dog Is a Lion King in Teaser for Netflix Comedy Special (Photo)
Chelsea Handler‘s first of five comedy specials for Netflix is right around the corner, and the former late-night television host is using her dog Chunk to get fans excited for it. Handler holds...
Aaron Paul Joins Jamie Dornan in Miramax's ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’
Aaron Paul has been cast in Miramax's supernatural thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.” The “Breaking Bad” star will join Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey,”...
Ellen DeGeneres Gets High With Matthew McConaughey to Parody Lincoln Commercial (Video)
Matthew McConaughey‘s Lincoln MKC car commercials look as if the agency responsible ate pot brownies while creating them, so Ellen DeGeneres hopped in the back seat with McConaughey and ate some...
Aaron Paul to Co-Star in Miramax's Supernatural Thriller '9th Life of Louis Drax'
The three-time Emmy winner will star opposite 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornanread more
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Acquire Rights to Scott Foley's Directorial Debut
He's come a long way since his R.A days. "Felicity" star Scott Foley's new film "Let's Kill Ward's Wife" has just been picked up by Tribeca Film and Well Go USA. Written, directed ...
Brand of the Day: How Athletes Helped to Build ESPN Into a Powerhouse
ESPN calls itself "the worldwide leader in sports." And it got there partly thanks to quite a bit of free advertising—happily provided by the very athletes it covers. Basketball, ho...
Ratings: Fox's ‘Gotham,’ CBS's ‘Scorpion’ Premiere Strong
NBC started the fall season with a bang, taking the top spot in the 18-49 demographic most sought by advertisers with season premieres of its singing competition “The Voice” and the sophom...
Pascal Breton Unveils Ambitious Mini-Studio Federation Entertainment
PARIS– French vet producer Pascal Breton has officially launched Federation Entertainment, a film and TV mini-studio with offices in Paris and L.A. Following the footsteps of Gaumont Internat...
Steve Wynn May Buy Brentwood Compound, Sean Combs Nabs New Manse
The unlimited resources of the super rich mean the ultra high-end market in Los Angeles is hotter than ever. Sean (Puff Daddy) Combs recently dropped $39 million on a massive manse in Holmby Hills, an...
Digital Audience Ratings: YouTube Breathes New Life Into ‘A.F.V.’, @SportsCenter Goes Long on Twitter
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Pr...
Scott Foley’s Directorial Debut Acquired by Tribeca Film, Well Go USA
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA have teamed to acquire North American rights to”Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,”  the directorial debut of Scott Foley. Actor Foley (“Scandal”...

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