• Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:04:28 +0000
    Netflix has won an auction for the movie rights to an upcoming untitled feature film drama set in the art world and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Dan Gilroy will direct from his own script. The project re-teams Gilroy with “Nightcrawler” stars Gyllenhaal and  Russo in which the former played an ambitious cameraman and... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:17 +0000
    Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Pretty Little Liars” wraps up after seven seasons and “Younger” returns for Season... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:45:33 +0000
    The practice was discontinued 22 years ago but maybe it's time to dust it off.
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:41:57 +0000
    Google has opened the floodgates for Uptime, an app that lets you watch YouTube videos together with your friends. The app is now freely available to all iOS users, and doesn’t require any invites anymore. Google first published Uptime in March as an invite-only limited beta test. The app lets users share YouTube videos with... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:35:38 +0000
    The 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest announced its winners on Sunday. The short film festival screened 338 short films with more than 4,200 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. “Facing Mecca” received two awards, including best of the festival. “The Head Vanishes” and “Dekalb Elementary” received jury awards, and “Red Light,” “Coin Operated,” “Kayayo,” and... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:35:11 +0000
    SAG-AFTRA’s national board has rejected allegations of extensive misconduct by its top leaders, following accusations made in April by former SAG president Ed Asner and eight other members. The board unanimously passed a resolution Sunday saying that the allegations by the United Screen Artists Committee were “either false or completely unsubstantiated,” based on a report by... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:31:21 +0000
    The burgeoning podcasting biz wants to put this bug in your ear: The audio-entertainment format has strong momentum, with advertising revenue in the U.S. alone set to jump 85% this year, according to a new PwC study. There’s an important caveat, though: The study was underwritten by nine companies that each have a financial interest... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:49 +0000
    Recently launched theatrical distribution company Smith Global Media and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have signed a distribution agreement for upcoming SGM releases through 2020. The pact includes both digital and physical distribution worldwide for Smith Global’s next 10-12 releases. SPHE will also handle the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and television distribution. Harry Smith, Will Smith’s younger... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:06:33 +0000
    These days Alec Baldwin may be best known for his President Trump impression on “Saturday Night Live,” but the award-winning veteran actor has had a storied career spanning more than three decades. On Sunday night, SpikeTV took time to both honor and roast the veteran actor in a two-hour special titled “One Night Only: Alec... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:29 +0000
    Principal photography on Mantarraya’s artist biopic “Nahui” kicks off Monday in Mexico City with Irene Azuela, who has starred in “Miss Bala” and in Netflix’s “Sense8,” in the titular role. “It’s our most ambitious film to date,” said Mantarraya’s Jaime Romandia, who describes it as a period piece and the first biopic in the company’s... Read more »
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