August 16, 2019 4:19PM PT “Spirited Away” creator and Academy Award winner, Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with the Sklar Creative Visionary Award at this year’s annual Ryman Arts dinner and program. Born in Tokyo, Japan, the moviemaker’s extensive portfolio carries an impressive list of films and an equally impressive list of awards and nominations
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Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider,” then showed Hollywood he could act about three decades earlier in “Ulee’s Gold,” for which he was Oscar nominated, died on Friday from lung cancer. He was 79. His sister Jane Fonda said in a
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When the organizers of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days surveyed the local TV landscape several years ago, they recognized the chance to make an impact. “We decided five years ago that we need to do something,” says CineLink industry coordinator Armin Hadzic. “The [regional] TV and public broadcasters were coming from another age.”
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Conjuring up the energy to physically shop in stores is an obstacle in itself. Today, it’s all about clothing rental services such as Rent the Runway, which allow shoppers to “borrow” clothes for a small price each month. On Friday, August 16, Banana Republic announced that it’s making its first foray into the rental world
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Matt Miller and Alex Taub are staying in business with Fox. The pair, who previously worked together on Fox’s series adaptation of “Lethal Weapon,” have scored a put pilot commitment at the broadcaster for a new drama project, Variety has learned exclusively. The drama is titled “Dead Eddie.” In the series, after a near-death experience, misanthropic
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August 16, 2019 1:15PM PT “Krypton” has been canceled after two seasons at Syfy. In addition, the NBCUniversal cabler is not moving ahead with a planned “Lobo” spinoff. “Krypton,” set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s titular home planet, follows Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) as a young man faced with saving his home
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This week, Khail’s sweet tooth takes him on a special detour… a summer movie trivia trip with friends, Naz Perez, Kunal Shetty, and Haley Mancini, on their way to movie theater to catch the next hot summer blockbuster! How many questions did you answer right? Put your score in the comments! ► Buy Your Tickets
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Google’s skunkworks lab Area 120 has been quietly testing an events-centric crowdfunding service for YouTubers, Variety has learned. Called Fundo, the service allows creators to invite their fans to virtual meet & greet sessions and other paid online events. A Google spokesperson confirmed the testing in a statement provided to Variety: “One of the many
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Viacom’s cable portfolio was once a shining example to the rest of the industry, but the company has been struggling to revitalize its most important brands for years. With the merger between Viacom and CBS now officially underway, the health of those brands is more important than ever. When Bob Bakish took over as president
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Apart from having one of the all-time greatest album-sequel titles, “Ugh, Those Feels Again” — which follows this R&B-leaning Swedish-Persian singer’s 2017 debut full-length, “Feels” — succeeds on a far more complex level: making familiar sounds unfamiliar. Snoh Aalegra signed to Sony when she was just 13 and released a more pop-leaning album under the
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Warner Bros. has nabbed global rights to “Western Stars,” the upcoming music documentary co-directed by Bruce Springsteen. The film will be released on the big screen and will open in theaters this fall after its world premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival. “Western Stars” is Springsteen’s first studio album in five years and the
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August 16, 2019 9:00AM PT Netflix, on the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series “Agent King” from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Authentic Brands Group, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television are also partners on the show. In the forthcoming series, “Elvis Presley
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There’s Insta “baddies” with their on-fleek eyebrows, alt “e-girls,” who wear mesh shirts with Sailor Moon skirts, and, more recently, “soft girls,” twirling around in pastel sundresses to Lana Del Rey. But a new tween-girl Internet lifestyle subculture has entered the lexicon—and she comes with a metal straw in tow. Meet “VSCO girl.” Who is
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Goran Stanković and Vladimir Tagić, the creators of hit Serbian TV drama “Morning Changes Everything,” are developing a political thriller revolving around the 2003 assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and a reporter’s investigation of the murder. “Sabre” is one of five projects in early development taking part in the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink
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Bruce Springsteen’s music has always been cinematic, which is one reason why so many of his songs strike a chord at the movies. Friday is the premiere of the film, “Blinded By The Light,” which tells the story of a British-Pakistani teenager and his journey after discovering the Boss’ music. Based on the book, “Greetings
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