Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Haircut,' 'Scene Queen,' 'Americana' or 'Convergence'
The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultati...
Q&A: NPR President-CEO Jarl Mohn on News and Diversity
Jarl Mohn, NPR’s new president-CEO as of July 1, talked with Variety about the 44-year-old institution’s expansion in both content and delivery. Will news remain NPR’s foundation? So much comme...
Ivory Coast Animators Sketch Out Nascent Business Initiatives
A year after the release of the country’s first 3D animated feature, toonmakers in Ivory Coast are trying to build on the gains of an industry whose potential remains largely untapped. Lacking coin ...
Santa Monica’s Blue Plate Oysterette Expands to Third St.
Blue Plate Oysterette has been a favorite on Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue since it opened a few years ago. Now the Blue Plate empire has brought a taste of the sea to landlocked West Third Street. Bl...
International Star You Should Know: Khaled Nabaway
CAREER BREAKTHROUGH Actor Khaled Nabawy’s starring turn in the 1994 film “The Emigrant,” the Egyptian equivalent of the biblical tale of Joseph, from auteur Youssef Chahine, put Nabawy on a larg...
Telefonica Charges Into Digital TV With Purchase of Canal Plus Spain
Faced with a contracting telco market in Europe, Spain’s Telefonica did what seems logical: It bought the country’s largest pay-TV operator. Now the telephone and Internet giant can settle into wh...
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Meryl Streep Learning Guitar for Diablo Cody Movie
The three-time Oscar winner will really be playing and singing in "Ricki and the Flash," a new movie about a struggling rocker from the "Juno" more
Former MTV CEO Judy McGrath Joins Amazon's Board
Amazon has elected former MTV CEO Judy McGrath to its board of directors, another reminder of the company's growing interest in video production and distribution. McGrath worked at MTV for 30 year...
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P&G Wants to Shelve Up to 100 Brands
Procter & Gamble, the largest packaged-goods player in the world, disclosed in an earnings call this morning that it will divest or shed 90 to 100 of its brands in a major streamlining effort. ...
NBC’s ‘Today’ To Air 18-Minute Musical Written By Kathie Lee Gifford
Can Matt Lauer or Natalie Morales handle a Broadway-style solo? In a move that appears to fill the appetite for live broadcasts of Broadway-like showstoppers, NBC’s “Today” intends t...
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In Pitch, Project Gets a Shop That Works on Big Brands
In its acquisition of Pitch, niche holding company Project: WorldWide gets another small agency but one that works on big brands. Pitch's largest account is Burger King, for which it creates ge...
Robert Halmi Sr. Memorial Set for Aug. 8 in New York City
A memorial service for producer Robert Halmi Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 8 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The prolific showman, who spearheaded more than 200 TV movies an...
3 Great Video Games that May Lead to Great Movies
The woeful tales of "Super Mario Bros." and "Street Fighter" have taught studios that merely slapping a name to a movie is not enough to bring in the fans of the franchise. Also,...
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'Sharknado 2:' Behind the Visual Effects of 'The Second One'
"If it didn't look real, it wouldn't be funny," says VFX supervisor Emile more
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'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Most-Viewed YouTube Trailer From April-June
The video game clip, featuring Kevin Spacey, topped trailers for "X-Men Days of Future Past," "Cinderella," "Gotham" and "Orange is the New Black."read more
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TV Ratings: ABC's 'The Quest' Finds a Small Premiere
The new reality series comes out of the gate with just a 0.7 rating in the key demo, while a steady "Big Brother" tops the more
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Ex-MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath Joining Amazon Board
The appointment comes as the tech giant beefs up its streaming-media more
Review: You've Never Seen a Vampire Movie Like the Beautiful 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,' Produced By Elijah Wood
On Saturday, Indiewire will celebrate its 18th anniversary with Rooftop Films by co-hosting a screening of "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" in Brooklyn. More details are available here. Th...
ABC’s ‘The Quest’ Off to Slow Start Thursday; CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Tops Night
ABC’s fantasy-themed reality series “The Quest” opened to small numbers on Thursday, a night that saw fairly typical results for the original programs on all the broadcasters — led...
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Apple Closes on Beats Acquisition
The tech giant heralded the arrival of Beats Music and Beats Electronics with a welcome message on the Apple homepage. read more