Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action
A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward. read more
Producer Mark Gordon to Be Honored at Fulfillment Fund Stars Gala
Film and TV producer Mark Gordon will be recognized with the Tom Sherak Award at the Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2015 benefit gala on October 14. The nonprofit is devoted to helping Los Angeles stu...
Organic Life Editor James Oseland on Launching a Magazine and Growing Up Punk
Specs Current gig Editor in chief, Rodale's Organic Life Previous gig Editor in chief, Saveur Twitter: @jamesoseland Age 52 Why relaunch Organic Gardening as Organic Life? I felt very instinc...
It’s a Family Affair at This Website Maker in Williamsburg
Specs Who Jason Jeffries, CEO, and Sarah McLoughlin, creative director What Full-service interactive agency Where Brooklyn, N.Y. A marriage of technology and design describes both Blenderbox's...
‘Queen of Instagram’ Gayle King Spills Her Guilty TV Pleasures
Specs Who Gayle King Age 60 Claim to fame Co-host of CBS This Morning (weekdays at 7 a.m.) and editor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine (currently celebrating its 15th anniversary) Base New York Tw...
Instagram Takes Another Step Toward E-Commerce
In its slow but steady embrace of e-commerce, Instagram is running its first marketing campaigns that transform viewers into shoppers with a single click. Finally, retailers can link to product page...
The Myth and Magic of WD-40, the Cold War Lube That Changed America
According to the most recent census, there are 115,227,000 households in America, and they don't have a lot in common. Only 33 percent have kids, 18 percent are millionaires, and 14 percent have ...
These 3-D Mobile Ads Are Grabbing Brands' Attention
What if there were a mobile ad that made viewers feel like they were inside a smartphone instead of just looking at one? What if the ad seemed to jump out as the user scrolled down, offering a three...
‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Loses Director Michelle MacLaren
Michelle MacLaren has exited as the director of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s “Wonder Woman” film due to creative differences, sources tell Variety. “Given creative diffe...
‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Loses Director Michelle MacLaren
Michelle MacLaren has exited the “Wonder Woman” movie at Warner Bros. due to creative differences, TheWrap has learned. “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLare...
‘Captain Marvel’ Movie Eyes ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Inside Out’ Writers
“Guardians of the Galaxy” scribe Nicole Perlman and “Inside Out” writer Meg LeFauve are in negotiations to pen “Captain Marvel” for Marvel Studios, a source has con...
Shonda Rhimes Says She’s Done Talking About Diversity: ‘This Is Not the Jim Crow South’ (Video)
Shonda Rhimes is done talking about “diversity.” The showrunner of ABC’s entire Thursday primetime programming block received accolades from the National Association of Broadcasters ...
Sen. Marco Rubio Officially Launches Presidential Bid: This Election Is a ‘Generational Choice’
It’s official. Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday that he is running for president in 2016. “Grounded by the lessons of our history, but inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my...
'Wonder Woman' Movie Loses Director Michelle MacLaren (Exclusive)
Creative differences are being cited as the reason for MacLaren's departure. read more
‘Captain Marvel’ Lands Female Writers Behind ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Inside Out’
Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Meg LeFauve (Pixar’s “Inside Out”) are nearing a deal to co-write “Captain Marvel” for Disney and Marvel, an in...
After Almost a Year, FCB Garfinkel Has a New Creative Chief
It took nearly a year, but FCB Garfinkel has filled its top creative role in New York. Eric Cosper, a veteran creative director who has worked at such agencies as BBDO, Wieden + Kennedy and Publicis...
Film Review: ‘Violet’
Time, space, color and light are distorted into patterns of dislocation, muffling the synapses that connect sounds and images in this utterly mesmerizing depiction of a teenager's grief.
Candice McDonough Leaves Warner Bros. for Relativity EuropaCorp (EXCLUSIVE)
Candice McDonough is leaving Warner Bros. to join the publicity team for Relativity Studios’ and EuropaCorp’s films, Variety has learned. The publicity veteran has been named executive vice presid...
J.Lo’s ‘Shades of Blue’ Adds Gino Pesi in Recurring Role
Gino Anthony Pesi (“Dallas”) has booked a recurring role on the new NBC drama series “Shades of Blue,” which is exec produced by Jennifer Lopez. Pesi will portray Assistant Dis...
BuzzFeed Writer Resigns After Backlash Over Deleted Dove Post
BuzzFeed’s Arabelle Sicardi, who penned the controversial blog post criticizing advertiser Dove, resigned Monday from the social news site. The site came under fire last week after Sicardi’...

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