Variety’s Artisans Award Recipients at Santa Barbara Film Festival Announced
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmak...
$200,000 Oscars Gift Bag Includes Year’s Supply of Audi Rentals and an Armpit Mop
This year’s Oscars gift bag, valued at $200,000, will include a $55,000 trip to Israel, a one-year supply of Audi A4 Rentals worth $45,000 and a box of underarm patches to reduce sweat marks on...
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter, Others, on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday
Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other racial and social justice organizations, the company announced on Friday. The donation wil...
‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’
Italian helmer Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct the erotic thriller “Laughter in the Dark,” based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel. Muccino, whose credits include “Playing for Kee...
Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Dominates ‘Caesar,’ ‘Zombies,’ ‘Choice’
Po the Panda will rule the U.S. box office again with Fox’s “Kung Fu Panda 3″ nabbing at least $20 million at 3,955 theaters this weekend, early estimates showed Friday. The animated...
‘Animals’ Review: Clever, Crude Animated Comedy Could Be a Tough Sell to Viewers
Ever wonder what goes on inside the mind of a dog? A rat? An insect making a nice snack out of some pubic hair? Those are just some questions HBO’s incoming animated series produced by the Dupla...
European Pay TV Giant Sky to Double Investment in Non-Sport Content in Five Years
LONDON — European pay TV giant Sky will double its investment in non-sport content over the next five years, Gary Davey, the company’s managing director of content, said Thursday. Davey, who l...
‘The O.C.’ Writers’ Reunion, ‘UnREAL,’ ‘Younger’ Added to ATX Television Festival Lineup
Austin’s annual ATX Television Festival has unveiled more events from its fan-friendly lineup, including another “Friday Night Lights” reunion, and the reassembly of “The O.C.&...
NBC Renews Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Shades of Blue’ for Season 2
NBC has picked up a second season of Jennifer Lopez’s cop drama “Shades of Blue,” Variety has learned. Though the early renewal comes right after the show’s lowest ratings c...
Jennifer Lopez Drama ‘Shades of Blue’ Renewed by NBC
NBC has renewed freshman drama “Shades of Blue” for a second season. Starring Jennifer Lopez as a New York cop collaborating with internal affairs to inform on her unit, the series is the ...
Jennifer Lopez's 'Shades of Blue' Renewed at NBC
The heavily time-shifted cop drama will see a second season. read more
A Transformer-like Razor Battles a 'Lube Strip' in Schick’s Super Bowl Spot
You definitely want the Schick Hydro on your side. At least that's what Schick wants to get across to all the guys out there watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. A 30-second Super Bowl commercial...
‘Making a Murderer’ Update: Steven Avery Jr. Has ‘No Idea’ If His Dad Is Guilty (Video)
The son of Steven Avery, the subject of the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” has “no idea” whether his father is guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, for whic...
Donald Trump Says He’ll Make Next Megyn Kelly-Moderated Debate: ‘I’ll Be There’
Donald Trump said he plans on participating in the next Fox News GOP debate, even though network star Megyn Kelly is scheduled to moderate. “I’ll be there. I have no objection to being th...
Trump Today: Potty Mouth, Poo-Pooing Ted Cruz (Video)
What’s new with Donald Trump today.
'Animals': TV Review
HBO's little animated project about various animals in New York City lands in a field crowded with other shows that share its comic sensibility.read more
Top Stories of the Week: Steven Soderbergh and 'The X-Files' Make Big Returns
The Entire Planet is Watching 'The X-Files' Revival, and That's Terrible News for TV What it boils down to, though, is what makes a TV show a good candidate for revival and what makes a bad one. To so...
The Best Trailers of the Week: 'The Witch' and 'Green Room' Bring the Genre Thrills
"The Witch"The new trailer for Robert Eggers' acclaimed horror film teases the terror that's in store for a banished New England family. The movie opens nationwide on February 19. "Gre...
Epic Pictures Picks Up 'Half Life' and SXSW Favorite 'Uncle Kent 2'
READ: SXSW Review: 'Uncle Kent 2' is the Craziest Movie Sequel Ever Epic Pictures Group has hit the ground running in their acquisitions ahead of the European Film Market, picking up rights for ...

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