April 16, 2019 1:39PM PT Magnolia Pictures has acquired distribution rights to Merce Cunningham documentary “Cunningham,” which includes never-before-seen footage of the choreographer. “Cunningham,” written and directed by Alla Kovgan, will be an immersive look into the life of the choreographer who started as a dancer in post-WWII New York. The film will be released
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Netflix is getting ready to reveal even more data about the performance of movies and TV shows on its service: The company will begin to test Top 10 lists of the most popular content across multiple categories in the U.K. this quarter, executives revealed in their letter to shareholders Tuesday. “For those who want to
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April 16, 2019 12:23PM PT Apple and Qualcomm have agreed to settle their long-running patent dispute, both companies announced Tuesday. The agreement effectively ends all lawsuits between the two companies; Apple will license Qualcomm’s chips for 6 years, and also agree to pay a one-time undisclosed payment for past use of Qualcomm’s technology. News of
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HBO veteran and current “Veep” showrunner David Mandel has signed a new three-year overall deal with the cable network, Variety has learned. Mandel, who previously wrote, directed and executive produced “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for HBO, will continue to develop and produce TV projects for the cabler after “Veep” comes to an end this season. He succeeded Armando
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“A Dangerous Son,” “The Facebook Dilemma,” “Independent Lens: Dolores,” “Independent Lens: The Judge,” “The Jazz Ambassadors,” “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” “Minding the Gap” and “POV: The Apology” have been selected as the documentary winners at the 2019 Peabody Awards, Variety has learned. The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors also named Kartemquin Films the winner
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Apr 16, 2019 Neil Francis Dawson By definition, a style uniform is meant to be personal to the wearer, but what if a perfect equation existed that worked for anyone, no matter their individual style or predilections? We’ve hit upon a unicorn of an outfit that mixes versatility with timeless silhouettes, and asked model Jessica
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Cardi B, Teyana Taylor, Brandy, City Girls and Jill Scott are among the headliners of “Femme It Forward,” a multi-format series of all-female concerts and events presented by Live Nation Urban and designed to “spotlight the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes,” according to the
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April 16, 2019 9:31AM PT Warner Bros. Pictures will take an equity stake in Spyglass Media Group, the new content company launched by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief Gary Barber. Along with the investment, Spyglass has inked a first-look arrangement to provide content to the Hollywood studio. Barber is a close friend of Kevin Tsujihara, the former
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“Chambers,” Netflix’s new horror series, doesn’t have much going for it — it’s a grody, nasty piece of work, a story that would at least be endurable if it were the under-ninety-minute movie it seems to want to be. But it does boast the casting of both Tony Goldwyn (in his first post-”Scandal” role) and
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The upcoming “Minecraft” movie will release on March 4, 2022, Mojang revealed via a news post on Tuesday. We also have a few details on the movie’s plot. The “Minecraft” movie will follow an unnamed teenage girl and her fellow adventurers, who must take on the Ender Dragon. Their foe is on a path of
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April 16, 2019 9:15AM PT Summer is coming up — the perfect time for a Mary J. Blige coheadlining tour. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul — who has undertaken successful coheadlining tours with both Jay-Z and Maxwell, today announced that she will head out with veteran rapper Nas for a 22-city outing across North America
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The Television Academy has announced the seven recipients of its 12th annual Television Academy Honors, which it says represents “some of the most powerful and impactful television of 2018.” The shows, which are recognized for using the medium “to inspire social change,” include the dramas “A Million Little Things” (ABC) and “Pose” (FX); the children’s
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BET has ordered the docu-series “Copwatch America” from Renowned Films and Critical Content. The show will follow the work of activists known as “copwatchers” who try to monitor police activity in volatile areas. BET has ordered 10 hourlong episodes from Renowned Films and Critical Content. “BET Networks is committed to bringing important stories of systemic
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Where is Lew Wasserman when you need him? Hollywood could desperately use an industry statesman to step in and help bridge the acrimonious divide between writers and agents. The current vitriol is sure to be ratcheted up even more this week if the WGA and ATA make good on their threats to sue each other.
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April 16, 2019 7:56AM PT A massive trove of spoiler-heavy video clips, screen shots and other info from Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is reportedly circulating online. According to a CNBC report, “Avengers: Endgame” screen shots, GIFs, short clips, and detailed posts have recently surfaced on Twitter and Reddit. Variety has not independently confirmed the leaks. Disney
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SiriusXM is taking its first step to repurpose content from its exclusive talk shows and other entertainment programming for Pandora’s streaming-audio audience. SiriusXM is launching 22 new podcasts, available to more than 100 million audio listeners and subscribers of Pandora and SiriusXM. The new podcasts feature content from some of SiriusXM’s most popular shows, including
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