Variety

Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 331, No. 2, 2016

Brothers in Arms
Jay Duplass had bronchitis for half of 2015.The unofficial cause: writing and directing every episode of an acclaimed cable series while also starring in an acclaimed digital series, executive producing five movies that premiered at major film festivals...
Chinese Digital Giant Planning U.S. INVASION
New year's celebrations are winding down this week in China, where the whole country has been at a virtual standstill for a little over a week. Lunar New Year is China's biggest holiday, and the most recent one rang in the Year of the Monkey. "Monkeys...
Cord Concerns Fray Nerves on Wall Street
It's the affiliate fees, stupid.No matter how many positive indicators emerged from media companies' fourth-quarter earnings reports last week, Wall Street sent a resounding signal to the sector that investors remain preoccupied with one big issue: the...
Crafting Costumes for Films in Film
Costume designer Mary Zophres calls "Hail Caesar! " her 12th collaboration with the Coen brothers, the best job she's ever had on a film.Part of that had to do with being raised on MGM movies - Capitol Pictures, the fantasy factory at the center of "Hail...
Exhibitors Should Open a Window to New Possibilities
Although 2015 was a record box office year, exhibitor stocks closed well below where they started. Attendance was the third lowest since 1995, having peaked in 2002. Consolidation around fewer titles - with 20 movies that made $150 million-plus driving...
Fuller House
TV REVIEWFuller HouseSERIES: Netflix, Friday Feb. 26WRITER: Jeff FranklinSTARRING: Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin. John StamosNo reboot is happier to draw attention to its own return than "Fuller House," an exercise in nostalgia that leans heavily...
Get Up, Stand Up
We all know that too much sitting is bad for us. These gizmos and gadgets help you improve your posture and avoid the downsides of extended desk work.Apple WatchApple.com | starting at $349Here's another excuse to buy an Apple Watch: The device can keep...
Ghost in the Machine
In November 2007, Redbox had exciting news: Its brick-red DVD vending machines were in more locations nationwide than industry leader Blockbuster."Redbox offers a level of service and convenience that our competitors simply can't provide," Redbox founder...
Guilds Lack Agreement, but Oscar Indicators Abound
For the first time in more than a decade, three of the industry's major guilds - the producers, directors and screen actors - have split entirely different ways in handing out their top prize, keeping the awards season wide open as it heads into the...
His Everybody Knows Name
It's often said in television that nobody knows what makes a hit. But that's not entirely true. James Burrows has a test that has rarely failed him in his 40-plus years of directing multicamera comedy series. If When working on pilots, Burrows likes...
I'm Interested Lately in ... Trusting the Audience More
Actor-turned-director Joe Mantello is among New York's most regularly employed stage directors, but even so, things are unusually busy for him this spring. His critically lauded staging of Stephen Karam's "The Humans" began previews Jan. 24, and 12 days...
Inside the Sudden Exit of EuropaCorp's Lambert
Former EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert returned to Los Angeles from Paris on Feb. 11, a day after being discharged from his company's board, looking defeated. Normally fastidiously dressed in tailored suits and studiously unbuttoned dress shirts, the...
Luc Besson Buys Charlton Heston's Canyon Estate
1 The longtime Beverly Hills residence of late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston was sold last month for a sliver more than $12.2 million, and this property gossip hears from both Lucy Spillerguts and Yolanda Yakketyyak that the new owner is French film...
Marking a 'Must See' Milestone as Multicamera Sitcoms Suffer
NBC is commemorating director James Burrows' 1,000th episode with a two-hour tribute, which seems appropriate for a guy who added as many 1 bricks as anyone to the edifice -^ that was Must-See TV, working on shows like "Friends," "Frasier" and "Will...
My First Time in Variety
June 22, 1987"Spaceballs"Gary Rydstrom"I tried to make funny sound effects, and Mel would say, 'No, you make serious sound effects, and we will do the gags.'"Gary Rydstrom is Oscar nominated for sound mixing on thriller "Bridge of Spies." Among the films...
Oscar's Golden Rules Are Made to Be Broken
WHEN YOU TALLY UP THE COUNTLESS RULES, ASSUMPTIONS AND CONVENTIONAL WISDOMS that accompany every year's Oscar selections, on its surface, 2015 appears to be the poster child for kudos consistency But looks can be deceiving.Yes, as has happened 12 times...
Reality King Mike Fleiss Sells Malibu Spread
A celeb-pedigreed compound tucked up in the foothills at the rear of the low-key but high-cost Serra Retreat enclave in Malibu has been sold, according to property records, in a hush-hush, off-market deal by reality television super-producer MNw Fletes...
Smart People
LEGIT REVIEWSmart PeopleTHEATER: Second Stage; 296 seats; $84 topPLAYWRIGHT: Lydia R. DiamondSTARRING: Mahershala Ali, Joshua Jackson, Anne Son, Tessa ThompsonFour attractive urban professionals cross paths, flirt, make love, wrestle with racial issues...
The Master Builder
LEGIT REVIEW/LONDONThe Master BuilderTHEATER: Old Vic; 1,067 seats; £25 ($35) topDIRECTOR: Matthew WarchusSTARRING: Ralph Fiennes, Linda Emond, Martin Hutson, Sarah SnookRalph Fiennes likes a challenge. He picks his parts like a pole vaulter pushing...
Where Will Gotham Roll out the Red Carpet?
For four decades, the Ziegfeld Theatre loomed large as the grandest stage to launch a movie in New York with its 1,131 seats. Its closure last month has sent studios into a tailspin."It's a disaster," says events host Peggy Siegal, who notes a Gotham...
Zoolander 2
FILM REVIEWZoolander 2DIRECTOR: Ben StillerSTARRING: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Kristen WiigIt may have been a really, really, ridiculously good-looking idea on paper, but Ben Stiller's attempt to bring back one of his more...
Zootopia
FILM REVIEWZootopiaDIRECTORS: Byron Howard, Rich MooreVOICES: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason BatemanFrom the company that brought you the utopian simplicity of "It's a Small World" comes a place where mammals of all shapes, sizes and dietary preferences not...
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