Canal Plus Nabs ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ From Endemol Shine Intl.
Canal Plus has acquired ITV’s anticipated series “The Frankenstein Chronicles” with Sean Bean (pictured above) from Endemol Shine International. “The Frankenstein Chronicles,&#...
FremantleMedia Latin America, Marco Antonio Regil Partner for Formats
MADRID – Tying down one of the best-known alternative TV hosts in Mexico and the U.S. Latino market, FremantleMedia Latin America (FMLA) has inked with Marco Antonio Regil’s RGL Entertainment to c...
Brazil’s Alternative TV King Boninho To Bow ‘Tomara que caia’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Boninho, Brazil’s doyen of unscripted TV, is launching a new alternative TV show, “Tomara que caia,” as Globo, Latin America’s biggest broadcast network, puts its huge weight behind its format...
Film Review: ‘Heil’
If Hitler were alive today, it would take a triumph of the will to sit through “Heil,” director Dietrich Brueggemann’s brazen assault on the state of right-wing extremism in Germany today, which...
Locarno Film Festival Secures New Pics By South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo, Polish Auteur Andrzej Zulawski
ROME – The Locarno Film Festival has secured world preems of two new works by celebrated auteurs, South Korea’s Hong Sangsoo, sometimes dubbed “the Korean Woody Allen,” and Pol...
How IBM Got 1,000 Staffers to Become Brand Advocates on Social Media
IBM has had a pretty tech-savvy workforce since it was founded in 1911. It is Big Blue we are talking about here, after all.  But it wasn't until a year ago that the Armonk, N.Y.-based com...
Feinberg Forecast: Emmy Projections Updated, Limited Series Acting Races Evaluated
THR's awards analyst projects big showings for thesps from HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' and 'Bessie,' as well as FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show,' PBS's 'Wolf Hall,' ABC's 'American Crime' and Sun...
Justin Lin’s ‘Hollywood Adventures’ Take Him To China
With "Hollywood Adventures", Taiwan-born Justin Lin has returned to his roots in Asia for the first film since the “Fast & Furious” series.
‘Smallville’ Producer Mike Tollin Among Judges of La Costa Film Festival New ‘Reel Pitches’ Contest
“Smallville” producer Mike Tollin is among a panel of seasoned executives who will judge pitches from 10 aspiring filmmakers in a new offering at the La Costa Film Festival called ...
WATCH: Trailer for ‘Chemo,’ World Premiering at Karlovy Vary Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)
MUNICH — Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer to “Chemo,” an unconventional love story. The film world premieres at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which kicks off ...
Jim Carrey Blasts California Governor Over Vaccination Bill: ‘This Corporate Fascist Must Be Stopped’
Jim Carrey did not hold back his anger over vaccinations on Tuesday when he unleashed his wrath on Twitter. “California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandi...
5 Things We Learned From Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Q&A: From Poking to ‘Will the Machines Win?’
Mark Zuckerberg hosted a townhouse Q&A on Tuesday on — where else? — Facebook, and fielded questions from some very familiar names. Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna H...
‘Magic Mike’ Honest Trailer Mocks Channing Tatum’s Original ‘Thongs to Riches’ Stripper Film (Video)
In honor of “Magic Mike XXL” grinding into theaters on July 1, the team at Screen Junkies has released a video for the “Honest Trailers” web series to relive the original’...
Inside Caitlyn Jenner’s NYC Pride Outing: Meets Cheering Fans, Makes it Rain
Caitlyn Jenner may be new to the gay party scene but she sure knows how to make an entrance. Two days after the reality star made her surprise social debut at Jared Needle and Brandon Voss’ Da...
Marvel and ESPN Films Set Premiere Date for Short Film Series ‘1 of 1 – Origins’
Marvel Entertainment and ESPN are joining forces for a short film series focusing on real-life superheroes that will begin airing next month. “1 of 1 – Origins” gives viewers a uniqu...
Read Steven Spielberg’s Letter to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: ‘Great Job, Proud of Your Work’
Even the biggest stars — 6’5” and 260 pounds big — can get star struck from time to time. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confessed in an interview with Esquire that he ...
‘Scream’ Co-Showrunner on the Tricks of Treating Auds to a Great Horror Show
Fans of the “Scream” movie franchise are well aware that there are certain rules one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. But what’s required to have a successful horro...
NBC Cancels ‘American Odyssey’ After One Season
NBC has canceled “American Odyssey” after just one season, the network announced on Tuesday. The ax fell two days after the drama aired its season finale, earning just 0.4 among adults 18...
‘Cartel Land’ Blurs Lines Between Good Vs. Evil In Mexican Drug Wars
In making his documentary “Cartel Land,” director Matthew Heineman gained access to vigilante movements, on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, pushing back against the drug cartels. He...
‘Scream’ Showrunner Teases Potential Bella Thorne Return, Killer’s New Mask and Murder Spoilers
MTV raised eyebrows when it announced that it was adapting the classic “Scream” horror film franchise into a TV series. How do you stretch a slasher movie out over 10 episodes? (Or m...

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