Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke made it clear on Wednesday that big changes are coming to the company’s struggling film business. Less than a week after Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself” flopped, the executive moved quickly to stabilize her film team and to encourage the faltering division to start developing more commercial fare. As part of
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In today’s roundup, Fox announces hosts for its “ Pregame Show,” while Apple’s “Dickinson” adds series regulars. DATES Fox News Channel is teaming up with Fox Sports for “Thursday Night Football.” Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw, and Howie Long will co-headline Fox Sports’ new “Thursday Night Football Pregame Show,” live from
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The late 1990s were a goldmine for independent cinema, with financiers and distributors willing to gamble on diverse material in the wake of “Pulp Fiction’s” breakout success earlier that decade. “Smoke Signals,” marketed by Miramax as “the first feature film written, directed, and produced by Native Americans,” was a critical success and crowd favorite from
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Offerings at casinos continue to reach new heights as they invest in infrastructure and top-tier talent. Variety’s inaugural Casino Entertainment Impact List looks at which gambling institutions are truly at the top of their game. CASINOS Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaRancho Mirage, Calif. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians; the Show at Agua Caliente (capacity:
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It’s a look that both commuters and jet-setters can get behind: chunky sneakers pairedwith the season’s directional styles—from oversize preppy staples to retro-prim separates. Padded-cotton coat, $4,110, tulle dress, $1,060, both, Prada.Bra top, Varley, $70. Briefs, Miu Miu, $530. Sneakers, Fila, $70 (worn throughout). SALADRIGAS ALEX Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Wool sweater, cotton shirt,
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September 26, 2018 1:36PM PT The Independent Filmmaker Project announced Wednesday that Willem Dafoe and Paul Greengrass will receive an actor and director tribute respectively at the 2018 IFP Gotham Awards. As one of the first awards shows of the season, the IFP Gotham Awards provides early recognition for independent films and their writers, directors, producers and
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September 26, 2018 1:08PM PT ReFrame and IMDBPro are now accepting entries from broadcast television and streaming series for their first-ever television-focused ReFrame Stamp program. ReFrame, a coalition of industry professionals founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute, first created the ReFrame Stamp earlier this year as part of a data initiative geared toward
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Luis Ortega’s Pedro Almodovar-backed ‘El Angel,’ which premiered at Cannes and screens at this week’s San Sebastian Film Festival, has been selected as Argentina’s submission for consideration for the Academy Award for best foreign language picture. Sold by Vicente Canales’ Film Factory, produced by Argentina’s K & S and and Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo and
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Mindy Kaling isn’t just hopeful that Hollywood is changing in the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up — the “Ocean’s 8” star says she’s already noticing a positive shift toward gender parity. “I’ve seen an enormous amount of change,” Kaling told Variety at the Palisades Village opening gala in Los Angeles, adding, “I’m noticing that
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Academy Award-winner Damien Chazelle is coming to Morelia to kick off Mexico’s 16th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) on Oct. 20 with his latest film, “First Man.” For the first time, the festival will be presenting a medal for artistic excellence to Alfonso Cuaron, whose recent Venice Golden Lion-winner “Roma,” Mexico’s submission to the Oscars
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September 26, 2018 12:14PM PT The tune is the title track from her first album in eight years, due Oct. 26. Months after she played a snippet of the song at her Red Bull Music Academy talk — and eight years since the release of her last studio album — pop savant Robyn has finally
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At first blush, “God Friended Me” is an easy target for mockery. Its title promises something wacky and miraculous, with a bonus social- media tie-in for relevance. In actuality, the new CBS drama is almost too earnest to ridicule, wrapping its absurd premise with the kind of moralistic sincerity that has fueled broadcast network dramas
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Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to “The Female Persuasion,” an acclaimed best-seller by Meg Wolitzer. The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst (“Contact”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari (“Big Little Lies”). Blossom Films, Kidman’s production company, recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon — this film will be a part of
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G-Star Raw x Jaden Smith After announcing its “Most Sustainable Jeans Ever” (produced using 75 percent less water) last February, G-Star Raw is bringing star power to their fabrication. The denim featured in Jaden Smith’s new Forces of Nature capsule collection is Cradle to Cradle Gold Level Certified, meaning it was rigorously vetted for best
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September 26, 2018 11:28AM PT [embedded content] Lucasfilm’s immersive R&D unit ILMxLab is getting ready to embrace Facebook’s new Oculus Quest VR headset: “Vader Immortal,” a new 3-part VR series, is going to debut as a launch title when Oculus Quest becomes commercially available next year, ILMxLab’s executive in charge Vicki Dobbs Beck announced at
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Gaumont’s animated comedy “Bionic Max” has been greenlit by France’s Gulli, the kids entertainment channel owned by Lagardere. Created by Gaumont’s Thomas Digard and Manu Klotz, “Bionic Max” is a buddy comedy between two very different but lovable friends: Max, the first and only prototype for a bionic guinea pig born in a laboratory, and
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September 26, 2018 10:31AM PT CBS is preparing to build a large-scale television and film production facility outside Toronto, reflecting the high volume of shows that CBS Television Studios shoots north of the border. CBS said Wednesday it has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space in Mississauga, which is 18 miles from downtown Toronto.
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CollegeHumor, the IAC-owned comedy website that’s been around since 1999, was running into roadblocks in pushing the creative envelope. First, YouTube and Facebook have increasingly been cracking down on advertiser-inappropriate content, penalizing CollegeHumor’s edgier material by demonetizing or curtailing it — even some of its political comedy has been penalized by the tech platforms, said
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Fox has committed perhaps the most baffling bummer of the fall with “The Cool Kids,” a series whose presence on the schedule may be evidence of their desire to stay in business with executive producer Charlie Day (FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) or of their perennial desire to “shock” through the dullest sort of
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote at the company’s Oculus Connect VR developer conference in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday to announce the next major product coming out of the company’s VR subsidiary: Oculus Quest, which was previously known as Project Santa Cruz, will ship next spring for $399. Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset, meaning
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September 26, 2018 10:05AM PT Cardi B will make her first televised awards show performance since the birth of her child when she takes the stage at the 2018 American Music Awards. She will be joined by Latin artists Bad Bunny and J Balvin to sing her latest hit, “I Like It.” As previously announced, Benny Blanco,
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