Berlin: Annapurna’s Kimberly Fox Launches MadRiver Sales Operation
Kimberly Fox of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna International is joining Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures as a partner and launching its international sales arm at the Berlin Film Festival. The op...
‘Survivor’ Alum Michael Skupin Charged With Child Porn
Former “Survivor” contestant Michael Skupin has been charged with possession of child pornography, the Michigan attorney general said Friday. In all, the 54-year-old was charged with six c...
Joy Behar Defends Donald Trump, Bashes Ted Cruz Over Iowa Caucus Results (Video)
In a shocking turn of events, “The View” co-host Joy Behar actually agreed with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump on something. Behar said that the billionaire is in the right for cal...
Digital Tracking: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Defeats All Newcomers Again
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot — which studies social d...
Thai Prison Boxing Movie ‘Champion’ in the Works at Storyscape
Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein have partnered with Robert Kravis and Karl Herrmann of Pioneer Pictures on “Champion,” an action-thriller in the world of...
The Monkees Announce New Album, 50th Anniversary Tour
Hey, hey, they’re The Monkees … and they’re not monkeying around when it comes to celebrating their 50th anniversary. The group, formed for an eponymous ’60s TV show and known ...
The Monkees Reunite for a New LP, Tour
The Monkees, the made-for TV group that produced a stream of hits in the '60s and ended up selling more than 75 million records worldwide, are reuniting for a tour, as originally reported by Rolling S...
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...

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