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Today — 25 July 2024Main stream

CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota’s Memoir to Be Adapted for Screen By ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Producers TEG+ (EXCLUSIVE)

25 July 2024 at 00:38
CNN anchor/correspondent Alisyn Camerota’s memoir “Combat Love: A Story of Leaving, Longing and Searching for Home,” is being developed for film and TV from Tiwary Entertainment Group, the producers behind Broadway musicals like Alanis Morisette’s “Jagged Little Pill” and Green Day’s “American Idiot.” The memoir explores Camerota’s teenage years in the 1980s music scenes and […]

Yesterday — 24 July 2024Main stream

Entertainment Technology Company Signs With WME (EXCLUSIVE)

24 July 2024 at 17:00, an entertainment studio and technology company, has signed with WME. The company, behind campaigns that utilize engagement technology like the marketing behind Vol. 3 of Netflix’s sci-fi series “Love, Death + Robots,” will be exclusively represented by the agency. One of the company’s upcoming creative projects is “Lollipop Racing,” a professional racing streaming series […]

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Zooey Deschanel Remembers ‘Elf’ Co-Star Bob Newhart as ‘So Funny, But Not Wrapped Up in Himself’

22 July 2024 at 22:37
Zooey Deschanel says she remembers the late actor and comedian Bob Newhart as “kind and generous” from her time working with him on “Elf.” Newhart died July 18, and the pair worked on the 2003 Christmas movie alongside Will Ferrell and James Caan. “I always say the best actors are very generous people,” Deschanel told […]

‘Cobra Kai’ Villain Alicia Hannah-Kim on Singing Taylor Swift Songs With Peyton List on Set and How Kylo Ren Inspired Kim Da-Eun

20 July 2024 at 01:33
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers for Season 6, Part 1 of “Cobra Kai,” now streaming on Netflix. While Kim Da-Eun — Alicia Hannah-Kim’s character in “Cobra Kai”— was one of the main antagonists last season (and seemed to be done for good), you shouldn’t have counted her out. Kim is back, and teaming up with […]

Donna Berwick, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Costume Designer, Dies at 66

19 July 2024 at 22:10
Donna Berwick, a costume designer who worked on films including Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” “Donnie Darko” and more died, July 14 of breast cancer. She was 66. Berwick was nominated for best contemporary film by the Costume Designers Guild for her work on “Da 5 Bloods,” a Vietnam War veterans drama starring Delroy Lindo, […]

Anchor Bay Entertainment Acquires Worldwide Rights to Horror Film ‘Cursed in Baja’ (EXCLUSIVE)

19 July 2024 at 19:04
Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to the horror film “Cursed in Baja,” which will see its world premiere Aug. 23 at FrightFest Film Festival in London. The film follows Pirelli, an ex-lawman who travels to Mexico to search for the heir to a Los Angeles fortune, while also confronting his own complicated past. […]

‘Cobra Kai’ Bosses on Johnny and Daniel’s ‘Bad Marriage’ and [SPOILER] Turning to the Dark Side

19 July 2024 at 00:06
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers about Season 6 Part 1 of “Cobra Kai,” now streaming on Netflix. “Cobra Kai” never dies…until it does. Part 1 of the sixth and final season of “Cobra Kai” — the Netflix hit set in the “Karate Kid” universe — has dropped, at long last. And this time, the drama […]

Hawaiian Pop Musician Don Ho Gets Documentary Treatment From ‘Superpower’ Director Aaron Kaufman (EXCLUSIVE)

18 July 2024 at 01:05
A documentary following the life of Hawaiian musician Don Ho is in production from Aaron Kaufman, who co-directed the Ukraine documentary “Superpower” alongside Sean Penn. Verdi Productions and Public School are producing the film, which follows Ho’s life as a pop artist who was one of the first Pacific Islanders to garner fame after Hawaii […]

Men Still Outnumber Women in Reality TV Production Roles, Study Finds

17 July 2024 at 03:00
Gender imbalance persists among producers of unscripted TV programs in the U.S. and abroad, a study has found. The report, conducted by Banijay Group, Everywoman Studios and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, focused on the representation of women behind the scenes on 360 reality TV shows that aired in the U.S., U.K., […]

Amazon Unveils Prime Day Book Deals, With Up to 80% Off Celebrity Memoirs, Book-to-Screen Titles and Summer Reads

16 July 2024 at 19:26
Amazon’s 10th Prime Day has kicked off, complete with plenty of book deals, including up to 80% off on curated recommendations from Amazon Books Editors. Readers can take advantage of Prime Day offers from Kindle Unlimited and deals on must-read books across multiple genres, as well as books trending on #BookTok, and several of Amazon’s Best […]

‘A Different Man’ Trailer: Sebastian Stan Unravels After a Life-Changing Facial Procedure in A24’s Dark Comedy

16 July 2024 at 13:02
A24 has released the trailer for Aaron Schimberg’s “A Different Man,” starring Sebastian Stan as a person with a facial difference who undergoes reconstructive surgery to change his appearance. Stan won the best actor prize at the Berlin Film Festival for his work in the film. The film follows Edward, an aspiring actor with neurofibromatosis, […]

‘Divorce in the Black’ Stars Meagan Good and Cory Hardrict on Filming That ‘Crazy’ Final Showdown and How They Pushed Each Other’s Buttons on Set

16 July 2024 at 13:00
SPOILER WARNING: This story discusses plot points from “Tyler Perry’s Divorce in the Black,” now streaming on Prime Video. Tyler Perry’s latest drama “Divorce in the Black” stars Meagan Good as Ava, a banker with an abusive husband (Dallas, played by Cory Hardrict). Their turbulent marriage is punctuated by a series of explosive incidents — […]

Pixar, Nickelodeon and Netflix Among Animation and Motion Design Collision Awards Winners (EXCLUSIVE)

16 July 2024 at 12:00
The Collision Awards has revealed the winners of its inaugural event, including Pixar, Nickelodeon, the American Museum of Natural History, Netflix and Crunchyroll. The awards honor work by studios, production companies, brands, agencies and individuals focused on the intersection of creativity and technical skills in animation and motion design across marketing and communications, commercials, television, […]

‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Return Wins Night in Total Viewers (TV News Roundup)

15 July 2024 at 18:59
The season premiere of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” scored 3.71 million viewers on July 10, making it the most-watched telecast of the night among broadcasters. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, “Millionaire” is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The show, returning for the first time in several years (and marking the return of a studio audience […]

Octavia Spencer Says Biden and Harris ‘Have Delivered’ at Detroit Rally: ‘Joe Biden Works for You, The Other Guy Works for Himself’

12 July 2024 at 23:49
Octavia Spencer reiterated her steadfast support for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at a July 12 campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan calling the current president “a fighter.” The event was held at Renaissance High School, where Biden campaigned ahead of the 2020 presidential primary. Spencer said Biden has a “bold, positive vision […]

Variety Honors New Class of 10 Animators to Watch and Toasts the Legacies of Nick Park, Ramsey Naito and 25 Years of ‘SpongeBob’

11 July 2024 at 20:23
The creators behind Hollywood’s latest and upcoming animated projects, including “Inside Out 2,” “Transformers One” and more, were celebrated at Variety‘s 10 Animators to Watch. The event and cocktail reception, presented by Nickelodeon, were held at The Aster in Hollywood on July 10. Variety Senior Awards Editor Clayton Davis kicked off the ceremony by introducing […]

‘The Perfect Couple’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman Leads a Wealthy (and Killer?) Nantucket Family in Netflix’s Murder Mystery Series

11 July 2024 at 15:00
What could go wrong in one of the wealthiest perfect families on Nantucket? Netflix has dropped the trailer for “The Perfect Couple,” an adaptation of Elin Hilderbrand’s eponymous murder mystery book. Set to Franki Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” the trailer sees novelist Greer Garrison Winbury (Nicole Kidman) and her husband Tag […]

‘We Live in Time’ Trailer: Florence Pugh Falls in Love With Andrew Garfield, and Hits Him With a Car, in A24 Romance Drama

10 July 2024 at 13:00
Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield are showing off their rom-com chops in John Crowley’s “We Live in Time.” A24 released the trailer for the romantic comedy, set for an Oct. 11 limited theatrical release. The film follows Almut (Pugh), an up-and-coming chef and Tobias (Garfield), a recent divorcée over multiple decades as the pair fall […]

‘Time Bandits’ Trailer: Lisa Kudrow Leads a Band of Thieves in Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s Apple TV+ Series

9 July 2024 at 14:00
Apple TV+ has unveiled the trailer for “Time Bandits,” a TV adaptation of the Terry Gilliam’s beloved 1981 fantasy feature. The 10-episode series will premiere with two episodes July 24, followed by two new episodes each Wednesday through Aug. 21. The comedic adventure series follows a group of thieves and their newest recruit — an […]