Urbanworld Film Festival to Open with Muhammad Ali, Close with Misty Copeland
The 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival will open with BET biography “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” and close with “A Ballerina’s Tale,” the documentary that centers ...
Shaq to Guest Star on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
Shaquille O’Neal is guest starring on an episode of “Fresh Off the Boat,” TheWrap has learned. The legendary basketball player will appear in the third episode of the ABC sitcom̵...
Hollywood's Top Doctors 2015
From ear, nose and throat to oncology, these 469 specialists — all vetted by Castle Connolly for THR's annual Doctors Issue — are whom the likes of Seth MacFarlane, Nigel Lythgoe and, yes, even Ch...
Manopause and Male Aging: Gavin Polone Says Just Say No to Those Drugs (Guest Column)
For THR's annual Doctors Issue, the producer bemoans the health risks of a town taking medications to stay forever young and vigorous, despite industry-generated images and messaging.read more
Ratings: NBC’s ‘Carmichael Show’ Is Most-Watched Broadcast Summer Comedy Debut in 8 Years
NBC has proved that its comedies can get fairly decent ratings — it just has to launch them out of “America’s Got Talent” during the summertime. The network’s “Carm...
Digital Audience Ratings: ‘No Escape’ Dominates Amid Fox Film Frenzy
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version he...
Jason Reitman to Direct ‘Princess Bride’ Live Read at Toronto Film Festival
Jason Reitman will direct a live read of “The Princess Bride” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Juno,” “Up in th...
‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Takes Flight at Amazon
By Grabthar’s hammer, Amazon Studios has signed on to develop a TV series based on “Galaxy Quest.” The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as acto...
Jason Reitman Staging 'The Princess Bride' TIFF Live Read
READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, 'Demolition' to Open The 40th Toronto International Film Festival...
Virginia TV Station WBDJ Holds Moment of Silence On-Air for Slain Colleagues (Video)
Virginia TV station WBDJ held a moment of silence during its morning news program on Thursday to honor the two station staffers who were gunned down live Wednesday during a live broadcast. Reporter Al...
Will GIF-Powered Emails Get More People RSVP'ing for Events?
GIFs have already overtaken brands' social media and online video. Next up: Email marketing. Event-planning platform Splash and Giphy—a GIF library and search engine—are teaming up...
The Indiewire 2015 Fall Preview: The 27 Festival Films We're Most Excited to See
READ MORE: The Indiewire 2015 Fall Preview: The 15 Films We've Already Seen (And You Won't Want to Miss) "Chevalier" (TIFF, NYFF)An early poster for Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's ...
Watch: Exclusive 'Poached' Trailer Reveals A Deadly, Illegal and Downright Bizarre Obsession
READ MORE: Meet the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers #8: Timothy Wheeler Exposes the Strange, Serious Problem of Egg Theft in 'Poached' The world of illegal egg collecting may not be one you're instantly fa...
Watch: 'The Iron Giant: Signature Edition' Trailer is Overflowing With Childhood Wonder
READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Picks for Discovery Program, Along With Next Wave and TIFF Kids Sections There are few childhood classics more masterful than Brad Bird's "...
Cate Blanchett to Receive BFI Fellowship at London Film Festival
READ MORE: Watch: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Todd Haynes Are An Oscar Triple Threat in 'Carol' Teaser As if the tremendous awards buzz surrounding her acclaimed performance in Todd Haynes' ...
The Players Tribune Will Launch Its First Branded Series Next Week
The Players Tribune is furthering its push into digital video with the new series, From Somewhere. It'll be the 10-month old, Derek Jeter-founded sports site's first branded series and will ...
Alex Ross Perry: Indie Filmmakers Can Afford to Shoot Film
In response to an Indiewire article which asked whether indie filmmakers can afford to shoot film, Alex Ross Perry explains below why shooting on film is affordable. It is quite simple and affordable...
Michael Wolff on Comcast and Cat Videos: Cable's Play for BuzzFeed
NBCUniversal's $200 million bet hopes to blur the distinction between television and web media as execs Brian Roberts and Steve Burke expand their sphere of influence.read more
Diversity-Focused Bentonville Film Festival Officially Announces Dates for Second Annual Fest
READ MORE: Geena Davis Institute New Research Shows That Girls and Women Are Missing Onscreen and Behind the Scenes Worldwide Just months after celebrating their inaugural year, the Arkansas-bas...
Watch: Kristen Wiig is Having Her Best Friend's 'Nasty Baby' in Debut Trailer
READ MORE: Sundance Review: Sebastian Silva's Tense 'Nasty Baby' is a Subversive Delight Kristen Wiig continues her unusual and engrossing indie career in Sebastián Silva's tonally unpred...

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