The legend of Hannukah is that oil that was supposed to last for one night actually lasted for eight. That’s nothing compared to the miracle pulled off by Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin at the first-ever live edition of their Hannukah Sessions project, which took place Monday night (Dec. 5) at the tiny, 250-capacity Largo
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the list of eligible films for the animated, documentary and international feature categories for this year’s 95th Oscars. Among the films in the running are Amazon’s documentary “Good Night Oppy,” Netflix’s German remake “All Quiet on the Western Front” and Apple’s animated collaboration with Skydance,
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Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Timothée Chalamet’s “Wonka” co-star Olivia Colman promises us we’re going to “love” the actor’s turn as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros’ upcoming origin story “Wonka.” “He’s doing something different,” Colman told me at the Los Angeles premiere of her Sam Mendes drama “Empire of Light.” “It’s such a
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Check out a Bones and All Official Behind the Scenes Featurette starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell! ► Buy Tickets: https://www.fandango.com/bones-and-all-2022-228122/movie-overview?cmp=Trailers_YouTube_Desc Subscribe to the channel and click the bell icon to be notified of all the hottest trailers: http://bit.ly/2CNniBy US Release Date: November 23, 2022 Starring: Mark Rylance, Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet Director: Luca Guadagnino
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Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to “The Seven Faces of Jane.” The experimental and experiential road film stars Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Skordi, Chido Nwokocha, Sybil Azur, Emmanuela Postacchini, Daniela Hernandez, Joel McHale, Caroline Ducrocq, Breeda Wool, Soledad St. Hilaire and Joni Reiss. The film had an interesting origin and is the product
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Emmy-winning ABC comedy “Abbott Elementary” led the nomination pack for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards, nabbing six overall — including best comedy series and acting nods for stars Quinta Brunson, Janelle James, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Perfetti and Tyler James Williams. Announced on Tuesday morning by the Critics Choice Association, this year’s Critics Choice
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Time to return to the red wine, love affairs and … election stealing? “Scandal” is back. Shondaland Audio has set an official rewatch podcast for “Scandal,” the Shonda Rhimes-created political thriller that ran on ABC from 2012 to 2018. Titled “Unpacking the Toolbox” and debuting in early 2023, the show will be co-hosted by series
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Paramount Global announced the seven writers selected to participate in the Paramount Writers Mentoring Program for 2022-2023. Selected to participate in the program’s 19th year are Camille D’Elia, India Gurley, Daniela Labi, Kahlil Maskati, Lizzie Perrin, Edith Rodriguez and Teresa Tuan. The program is helmed by the Paramount Office of Global Inclusion and is an
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The first talent involved with the revived 2023 Golden Globes have finally been revealed. As the ceremony returns to NBC in January after a year off, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has tapped Peacock network sitcom stars George Lopez and Mayan Lopez to announce Golden Globes nominations on Monday, Dec. 12. The father-daughter duo are
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Netflix has ordered a six-episode limited series titled “American Primeval” with Taylor Kitsch set to star, Variety has learned. The drama series hails from writer Mark L. Smith, whose past writing credits include the Oscar-winning film “The Revenant” and the Netflix feature “The Midnight Sky.” Peter Berg will direct all episodes as the first project
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Banijay Americas has acquired a majority stake in Brazilian studio A Fábrica. The purchase comes just one week after Banijay revealed it will launch Banijay Studios Brasil, a 750,000 square foot studio outside of São Paulo, in early 2023. Based in Rio de Janeiro, A Fábrica was founded in January 2016 and has content crossing Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video,
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AGC Studios’ unscripted arm AGC Unwritten has expanded with the hires of Emily Knight as VP of development, Yael Egnal as senior manager of development, Hannah Shuman as manager of development and Moriah Lee as development coordinator. Emily Knight, a key creative force behind the hit dating format “Ex on The Beach,” joins AGC Unwritten
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BuzzFeed is axing 12% of its workforce, or around 180 staffers, in a bid to cut costs as the digital media company faces headwinds including an ad-spending pullback and the completion of its integration of Complex Media. “In order for BuzzFeed to weather an economic downturn that I believe will extend well into 2023, we
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The ensemble cast of “The Office” is always asked when a reunion or reboot series might finally be made, but original star and writer Mindy Kaling recently told “Good Morning America” that “The Office” just couldn’t be made today. Why? “That show is so inappropriate now,” Kaling said. “The writers who I’m still in touch
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Eva Longoria has boarded Jefferson Stein’s live-action short “Burros” as an executive producer. She will exec produce alongside Sandra Condito, president of film and TV at Longoria’s production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. “Burros” tells the story of a “six-year-old Indigenous girl who discovers a Latina migrant her age who has lost her father while traveling through
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You’ve probably seen them plastered across your Instagram feed or on the heels of your favorite influencers: chunky platforms, knee-high boots, and mules in bold patterns that range from gingham to daisies, in playful silhouettes and eye-popping shades like fuchsia and metallic silver. The brand? Larroudé. Over the past two years, the ’70s-influenced footwear has
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London and Singapore-based studio 108 Media is set to acquire a majority stake in U.K. film and TV financing firm Piccadilly Pictures, Variety can reveal. Through its latest acquisition, 108 Media will also launch Piccadilly Pictures APAC. Serving the Asia Pacific region, the Singapore-headquartered content investment fund will focus on credit-based opportunities across the creative
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Top Indian actor Alia Bhatt is having one of the best years of her life, starring in three of the biggest hits of the year, “RRR,” “Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva” and “Gangubai Kathiawadi.” Her first production, Netflix’s “Darlings,” was a smash hit for the service. And the star also became a mother recently. “Gangubai
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Lizzo was the Queen of TikTok this year, as millions of users learned the choreography for “About Damn Time” and engaged with her other songs and videos. TikTok users also pushed “Jiggle Jiggle” and the “It’s corn!” kid to the top viral trends on the app in the U.S. Lizzo, who has 26 million TikTok
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HBO Max is back on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels. Under a new deal between Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon that extends at least through the end of 2024, customers who subscribe to HBO Max through Prime Video Channels in the U.S. will automatically be upgraded to the forthcoming consolidated HBO Max/Discovery+ service next spring. HBO
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