• Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:36:12 +0000
    The 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will honor Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke and Indian filmmaker Sai Paranjpye with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ awards. The festival that runs Oct. 20-27 will open with actor Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” that bowed at Toronto and will play in Busan. Two new gender-based awards have... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:05:58 +0000
    The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has called on its members to stop working with Pakistani talent and technicians until the current political tensions between India and Pakistan ease. Separately, political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for all Pakistani artistes to leave India and that their films be banned. The latest tensions between... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:43 +0000
    After months of anticipation, Ron Meyer and Mike Ovitz took the stage at the DGA Theater on Thursday night and opened up about the history of CAA. The co-founders of the agency rarely speak on the record — much less in an open forum in front of several hundred industry members. But they agreed to... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:00:20 +0000
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the second episode of “How to Get Away With Murder” Season 3, which aired Sept. 29 on ABC. And the first person to not be killed of is… Oliver! Thursday night’s episode of “How to Get Away With Murder” revealed more of what happened the night... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:04:04 +0000
    Ava DuVernay’s “13TH” is the first documentary ever to be selected as the opening-night film of The New York Film Festival. (It premieres at Lincoln Center on Sept. 30.) That lends a momentous aura to what is already, each year, a momentous event. In this case, the precedent feels spiritually right. Movies, as both a... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:54 +0000
    The Complicite production of “The Encounter” opened on Broadway Sept. 29, following well-received productions at the Edinburgh International Festival and then in London. Matt Trueman’s review of the production in its Edinburgh premiere, which posted in August 2015, is reprinted below. Leaping off from Petru Popescu’s book “Amazon Beaming,” an account of an American photographer’s encounter with... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:18:11 +0000
    It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. The superstar tweeted the news Thursday evening. Giving a nod to her latest single “Perfect Illusion,” Gaga wrote on Twitter, “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year’s Super Bowl goes Gaga!” It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:13:08 +0000
    If you’re seeking a new home in the San Francisco area, you can officially make an offer on the house “Mrs. Doubtfire” was filmed in. The iconic Victorian dwelling, cherished by fans of “Mrs. Doubtfire” and the late Robin Williams, is now for sale for $4.45 million. It served as the set of the the 1993 classic in... Read more »
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:58 +0000
    The FCC is moving forward with a proposal that would ban the use of certain clauses in cable carriage contracts with independent programmers, including certain “most favored nation” provisions and others that restrict independent channels from other types of distribution. At issue are two types of clauses. The so-called unconditional “most-favored nation” clauses entitle a... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:57:05 +0000
    Sean Grandillo, who starred on the first season of MTV’s “Scream,” has landed an arc on Season 2 of ABC’s “The Real O’Neals,” Variety has learned exclusively. Grandillo will play Brett, Kenny’s (Noah Galvin) first real boyfriend. When they initially meet, Kenny doesn’t even know Brett’s gay, but through getting to know each other by their... Read more »
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