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Future of Film: Why Oculus Rift Was Worth $2B to Facebook
Racing against Sony's Project Morpheus, the virtual-reality firm has come up with a headset that creates a theater before your very eyesread more
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Future of Film: Even Bigger Screens and, Yep, Cinema Selfies
A panoramic theater opens in L.A. on Sept. 19 as other new tech includes live audience interaction onscreenread more
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Future of Film: VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull's Plan to Save the Movies
The 72-year-old, who's best known for his work on "2001: A Space Odyssey," says he's figured out how to win the battle against big TVs and smartphones — from a studio on his farm in the Berkshiresre...
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Future of Film: Producers Opt for Foreign Talent, Far-Flung Locations to Boost Box Office
International revenue is dwarfing domestic dollarsread more
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Future of Film: 4 Experts Predict How Moviegoing Will Change in 10 Years
"Movie theaters are dying" — but mixologists, masseuses and manicurists might be part of the new viewing experienceread more
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Future of Film: Studios Will Have to Take Their Cues From TV Networks
Writing for THR, analyst Richard Greenfield argues that streaming and subscriptions could pave the way for film companies looking to capture consumers' dollarsread more
Reports: Joan Rivers Emerging From Coma, ‘On the Road to Recovery’
Comedian Joan Rivers is slowly emerging from a medically induced coma and making positive steps toward recovery, according to published reports. “Entertainment Tonight” reported Tuesday th...
Watch: 'Downton Abbey' Is On Fire (Literally) in Season 5 Trailer
For a show where the appeal is largely drawn from dignified people throwing dignified shade in dignified surroundings, it looks like some real drama is in store during the next season of "Downton...
Angelina Jolie First Wedding Photos Flood Internet on Labor Day
Angelina Jolie was the subject of social media buzz on Labor Day after the first photos from her and Brad Pitt‘s wedding ceremony in France last month hit the web. Both People Magazine and Hello...
The 2014 TIFF Springboard: The 13 Actors to Watch Out for in Toronto
1. Laura Carmichael - "Madame Bovary"Avid fans of "Downton Abbey" will know exactly who Laura Carmichael is. Hero/villain Lady Edith Crawley is coming to TIFF as Henriette in Sophi...
Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’ Sets Ross Katz as Director (EXCLUSIVE)
Ross Katz (“Adult Beginners”) has come on board to direct the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “The Choice.” Sparks is producing with Theresa Park and Peter Saf...
Piers Morgan Exits CNN After Turning Down 2-Year Deal
Piers Morgan, the CNN primetime host whose efforts to provide the network with a new type of celebrity-interview show met with ratings headwinds, has officially left the cable news channel after decli...
Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Kimmel’ Snags Top Spot With a Little Help From His ‘Friends’
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 (the Film version launches this...
Watch: The Trailer Park Boys Oppose Legal Pot in Exclusive Clip from 'Don't Legalize It'
The Trailer Park Boys are hitting cinemas for a third time with "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It." If you're unfamiliar with "the boys," you're in luck, as season 8 of the moc...
Variety to Publish Weekly TV and Film Fan Engagement Measurement Combining All Major Digital Platforms
Committed to helping the entertainment industry understand how consumers are engaging with U.S. content, Variety will begin publishing a new measurement of  TV/film-related fan activity across all ma...
Venice Film Review: ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’
In a Venice Film Festival lineup full of cynicism, suicide and despair, who would expect the new Roy Andersson picture — “the final part of a trilogy on being a human being” — to be the most l...
OSCARS: Serbia Sends ‘See You in Montevideo’ to Academy Awards
LONDON — “See You in Montevideo,” directed by Dragan Bjelogrlic, has been selected as Serbia’s entry for the Academy Award for foreign-language film, according to the InSerbia News...
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Moms Shopping for Baby Gear Are Swayed by Online Recommendations
A new survey from BabyCenter finds that nearly two-thirds of upper-income millennial moms are influenced by online recommendations when shopping for baby gear. Findings from the Johnson & Johns...
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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault, Sentenced to Time Served
"To say that he's been punished severely in this matter is an understatement," Brown's attorney saidread more
CBS, Fox Affiliates in Major Markets Go Dark on DirecTV Amid Retrans Dispute
The carriage standoff between DirecTV and Raycom Media has blacked out Big Four network affils on the satcaster in major markets including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Charlotte, N.C., and West Palm Beach, ...