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Jerry Seinfeld Honors Joan Rivers After Finding "Heartbreaking" Text
Two weeks before her death, the late star agreed to be on Seinfeld's web seriesread more
Film Review: ‘The State-Mafia Pact’
Muckraking helmer-performer Sabina Guzzanti’s “The State-Mafia Pact” provides a step-by-step account of how the Italian government — including, but hardly limited to, Silvio Berlusconi — mad...
Netflix Delays ‘Arrow’ as Warner Bros. Promotes Second Season of Series on Home Video
Disc sales are trumping marketing when it comes to the CW’s “Arrow.” The second season of the superhero show was set to start streaming on Netflix on Sept. 14, but a last-minute date...
Film Review: ‘Melody’
A homeless young hairdresser agrees to bear an older woman’s child in exchange for enough money to start her own, long dreamt-of salon In Belgian helmer Bernard Bellefroid’s “Melody,”
Film Review: ‘Perfect Obedience’
Mexican helmer Luiz Urquiza’s debut feature, “Perfect Obedience,” examines the pedophilic relationship between the spiritual leader of a Catholic seminary and the comely, naive young lad he sele...
IFP Independent Film Week: It's Not Just for Filmmakers Anymore
Though it's still called Independent Film Week, a more apt term for IFP's annual week of conferences and panels would be Storytelling Week, since the focus is no longer solely on independent filmmaker...
Peter Mehlman: Being Me Is a Full-Time Job (Exclusive Excerpt)
When did being me become a full-time job? I know, it sounds unseemly to imply that you never considered yourself self-absorbed but, before the events I'm about to describe, I'd never given it ...
Sundance Institute Announces 10 Writers for First Episodic Story Lab
The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 writers selected to participate in its inaugural Episodic Story Lab, which will take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2. Writ...
Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire 100 Fired Employees
The National Labor Relations Board has ordered CNN to rehire 100 workers and compensate 200 others for a labor dispute that originated in 2003. The 11-year dispute stems from CNN’s decision to r...
‘What's the Deal?’ 7 Actresses Vying to Star in ‘True Detective’ (Exclusive)
Time may be a flat circle, as Matthew McConaughey mused in “True Detective,” but HBO and writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto need to get moving on casting the female lead for the second season. ...
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Man Jumps to Death From Roof of Standard Hotel in Downtown L.A.
"Because there's no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide," an LAPD spokesperson saysread more
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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass in Talks for New 'Bourne' Movie
Greengrass would write the scriptread more
Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass Plot Return to ‘Bourne’ Franchise
In a stunning turn of events, Matt Damon and writer-director Paul Greengrass have done an about-face and are planning to return to the “Bourne” franchise at Universal, an individual famil...
Matt Damon to Return to Jason Bourne Franchise
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are ready to be born again at Universal Pictures. Sources tell Variety the the studio is in the early stages of bringing back Damon and Greengrass for an untitl...
Beau Willimon on 'House of Cards,' Bad Television and His 'Crazy' Next Project
Best known for creating and showrunning Netflix's first original series, "House of Cards," Beau Willimon is at the vanguard of modern television. Speaking to Gordon Cox of Variety on Sunday ...
Film Review: ‘La tirisia’
The erosion of the family caused by a parent leaving to work elsewhere in an endless chain of abandonment, a major theme of recent Latin American cinema, assumes archetypal, quasi-mythical dimensions...
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Netflix Hosts Big Bash in Paris for European Launch
"I’m really happy that we came to France first. This is exactly the kind of culture that needs to launch us in Europe," says Emmy nominee Kate Mulgrewread more
Legendary TV Buys John Scalzi Novel ‘Lock In’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Legendary TV has acquired the rights to John Scalzi’s novel “Lock In” to adapt into a pilot for a potential series. The book revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes one...
‘Space Station 76' Review: Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer Find Lust in Space in This Parody-Melodrama
Like the unexpected and slightly clumsy offspring of some strange tryst between Gene Roddenberry and Pedro Almodóvar, director (and co-writer) Jack Plotnick's “Space Station 76” is a ...
10 Tips on Turning Your Short Film Into a Feature
The last five years for first-time feature director Gillian Robespierre have been pretty amazing -- she managed to develop her  small short feminist romantic comedy into the award-winning feature...

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