• Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:06:41 +0000
    Award-winning veteran awards show director Bruce Gowers, an Emmy-winning director of almost 250 episodes of “American Idol” and a 1985 Grammy winner for his direction of a long-form Huey Lewis and the News music video, re-listed his secluded equestrian compound in Malibu, Calif., with a reduced asking price of $12.975 million. Gowers, who purchased the […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:59:52 +0000
    In the town of Bellevue, Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin) is a detective with boundary issues. Specifically, she doesn’t have any: In the first scene, she smashes a stranger’s car window and makes amends by pressing herself against him until he stops shouting and starts kissing her. A few minutes later he is snorting cocaine off […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:57:14 +0000
    Broadcast TV’s battle for morning viewers is reaching a new extreme. Since mid-2012, ABC’s “Good Morning America” has largely held the distinction of being TV’s most-watched morning-news program. It’s not the most important credit in the business, where NBC’s “Today” has long dominated the sunrise shows among the audience Madison Avenue wants the most, people […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:48:18 +0000
    Univision Communications veteran Jessica Rodriguez has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Univision Networks division, overseeing programming, production and marketing operations for the Spanish-language media giant. Rodriguez will also maintain her position as chief marketing officer for the parent company Univision Communications. With Rodriguez’s promotion, Univision aims to streamline the operations […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:45:05 +0000
    Russia has banned “The Death of Stalin” from being shown in cinemas after officials claimed the dark comedy was offensive. A Russian culture ministry spokeswoman said the film is being pulled for containing “information whose distribution is legally banned in Russia,” according to Agency France-Presse. The political satire was previously set for a limited release […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:30:58 +0000
    The drama project “Manifest” from Jeff Rake and Robert Zemeckis has been ordered to pilot at NBC, Variety has learned. In the series, described as a mystery thriller, a plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:40:16 +0000
    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced on Tuesday it has elected new board members in New York and Los Angeles. Arianna Bocco has been elected to serve as chair of the board of BAFTA New York, replacing Luke Parker Bowles, who will step down to the position of vice chair for one year. […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:33:13 +0000
    Oscar nominations are read so quickly that it takes most observers a few beats to fully understand what they’ve just heard: only once you’ve absorbed who’s in, does it hit you who’s out. So it was when Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced Paul Thomas Anderson’s bolt-from-the-blue best director nomination for “Phantom Thread.” The gradual […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:30:52 +0000
    NBC has ordered four multi-camera comedy pilots, marking the network’s first comedy orders for the 2018-2019 season, Variety has learned. Two of the projects boast “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes as an executive producer. The first is titled “Like Family” and follows Aubrey and Artie, who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster […]
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:28:24 +0000
    Major tech companies, under increasing scrutiny for a host of issues in Washington, boosted their spending on lobbying in 2017, while many of the content companies often at odds with Silicon Valley kept their budgets largely the same. The influence spending is typically a function of pending issues before lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and internet […]
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