• Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:08:02 +0000
    Amazon’s “Suspiria,” Netflix’s “Roma” and HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” look set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, in a lineup expected to showcase the event’s embrace of streaming platforms as well as of traditional Hollywood fare such as Universal’s “First Man” and indie movies like Annapurna Pictures’ “The Sisters Brothers.” Less than a week […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:47 +0000
    Los Angeles-based theatrical distributor In8 Releasing has announced it will make its distribution debut with the Hal Linden-Ryan Ochoa drama, “The Samuel Project,” Variety has learned exclusively. The independent company will open the film theatrically in New York on Sept. 28, followed by a limited national engagement in over 25 markets, including Los Angeles, San […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:15 +0000
    “F–k Batman.” The first trailer for “Titans” — the first original scripted series for DC Entertainment’s new streaming service, DC Universe — was unveiled Thursday, revealing a dark side of Dick Grayson, the erstwhile Robin. The teaser comes as Comic-Con kicks off Thursday in San Diego. DC also on Thursday revealed the subscription cost for […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:10 +0000
    So Yong Kim has come on board to direct the independent drama “The Pecan Man,” based on the novel by Cassie Dandridge Selleck, Variety has learned exclusively. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady of BCDF Pictures are the producers. Joseph Muszynski adapted the book and is an executive producer. Described as “To […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:55:29 +0000
    Spotify on Wednesday announced a new feature designed to make it easier for artists and labels to submit unreleased music to the Spotify editorial team for playlist consideration. The feature, which is launching into beta, will be modified based on partner feedback before a full rollout. “The number one question we get from labels, artists […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:41:43 +0000
    Comcast Corp. said it would bow out of its bidding war with Disney to acquire major 21st Century Fox assets, and instead focus on acquiring the European satellite TV provider Sky, likely clearling the way for Disney to take control of  the Murdoch family’s Fox assets and intensify a looming battle with Netflix and other […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:39:05 +0000
    New details of what went wrong during “Fortnite’s” Playground mode outage were released by Epic Games. The limited time mode was originally released on June 27, and gives players one hour to build, explore, and practice in the world of “Fortnite” without the pressure of an ongoing match. However, shortly after launch the Playground was […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:33:46 +0000
    Completing a four scripted-format strategic sales deal with Televisa, producer-distributor Keshet. Intl. has licensed reversioning rights to the Mexican media giant on “Mythological Ex” and the “The A Word.” Both these Spanish-language adaptations will be broadcast in Mexico. Televisa has already licensed from Keshet Intl., the global producer-distributor, a further two scripted formats, comedy dramas […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:05:42 +0000
    Harry Styles’ debut solo tour was ambitious: nearly 90 shows across 10 months in support of an unconventional solo debut album that channeled the sounds of the early 1970s more than anything he’d done as a member of One Direction. If Styles had made a 2018 version of “Futuresex/LoveSounds,” it’s safe to suggest that Drake […]
  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:07:23 +0000
    Janus Films has acquired “The Eyes of Orson Welles” for the U.S. and will give the documentary, which premiered in the Cannes Classics lineup, a 2019 release. Billed as a love letter to Welles, Mark Cousins’ film is a portrait of the legendary actor and director through the prism of his many paintings and drawings. […]
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