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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 January 2016

Actors Transcend Small-Screen Limits
Next year, Laverne Cox will play an Ivy League-educated lawyer in the CBS series "Doubt," making her the first transgender actor to play a transgender series regular character on broadcast television. It's a looming historic moment for television, and...
Being Good Can Get You the Job
Emmy-winning actress Melanie Mayron may still be best known as Melissa Steadman from the ABC hit "thirtysomething: but she's had a steady career as a TV director ever since that '90s drama. This season she helmed four installments of "Jane the Virgin"...
Building the 'Saul' Puzzle
ANATOMY OF A SCENEBuilding the 'Saul' PuzzleSeason 2, Episode 5, "RebeccaBrett Dos Santos, assistant director Arthur Albert, director of photography Jennifer Bryan, costume designer Mark Hansen, propmaster Kelley Dixon, editorDirector John Shiban has...
Drama Supporting Actors Seek the Throne
Last year. Peter Dinklage took home his second Emmy Award for his role as Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Despite the impressive ensemble of the show. Dinklage could stand out again this year; he already has the best line of the season: "That's...
Families Figure into Male Comedy Race
Since 2010, the Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy has been shared between two shows, "Modern Family" and "Veep." Tony Hale looks like a sure bet to score another nom after two wins, though the "Veep" ensemble is so strong, the entire category could...
Fashion Flashback
Ellie KemperUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's" Ellie Kemper has learned to be vocal about her style predilections. "Red carpets are bizarre, and I was too scared to weigh in with my own opinions,' says the former "Office" star, who credits current stylist...
It Could Be a Repeat for Mother of All Winners
Emmy voters love Allison Janney, who already has a total of six statuettes for her work on three different shows - "The West Wing," "Mom" and "Masters of Sex." Janney looks to be a sure thing to land a third consecutive nomination for her work on "Mom"...
Making a Big 'Bang'
"A little tech and a little stupid." That's how "The Big Bang Theory" show-Z. A. runner Steve Molaro describes the décor of his office on the Warner Bros, lot, which is populated by robots, gadgets and plenty of toys. "Ever since I was a kid, I've had...
My First Emmy
Margo Martindale2011,'Justified'"I would've crawled if I had to. I would've, no kidding. I would've gone on all fours up those stairs."It's a simple equation: FX + Margo Martindale = Emmys. The veteran character actress won her first Emmy at the tender...
Noël Wells
Noël Wells'Master of None,' NetflixSeason 1 ep. 9, "Mornings"Written by Aziz Ansari & Alan YangDirected by Eric WareheimThe Netflix comedy "Master of None" took a lot of people by surprise, but co-star Noël Wells knew she was involved with something...
Rock the Subplot
When HBO's "The Leftovers" changed directions. both literally and metaphysically, for season two, co-creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof wanted to make sure that characters not directly associated with new storyline did not seem, well, left over. So...
Standing out from the Crowd
Showtime recently announced its remake of "Twin Peaks" will include a cast of 217 actors. I pity whoever has to assemble that call sheet.It's hard enough these days for shows to stand out from the pack. Best of luck to the actors. The larger the cast,...
Standout Shows Built from the Ensemble Up
THE SET OF EVERY TV SERIES is like a family, or so we've been told, but come awards time, not every supporting cast member in an ensemble series family will make the cut for an Emmy nomination. And for some actors, that's OK."It's the old saying that...
Supporting Actors on Auditions, Research & Good TV
The amount of talent gathered around the table was impressive indeed. Each of the actors at the Variety Studio - Miranda Otto ("Homeland"), Anthony Mackie ("All the Way"), Christian Slater ("Mr. Robot"), Regina King (a double threat for "American Crime"...
Supporting Actresses Vie for a Prison Break
Voters love Crazy Eyes; Uzo Aduba has landed two consecutive Emmys (in 2014 she was submitted in the guest actor category) including last year's supporting actress win. She could well repeat this year, but faces some serious competition from previous...
Unlimited Range
Christian Slater"MR. ROBOT""Everytime you get involved with something, it's a risk. You don't know what the outcome is going to be. But I sat down with Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton and liked them, and it's that leap of faith. You hope for the best. And...
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