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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 September 2016

Barakah Meets Barakah
FILM REVIEWDirector, Writer: Mahmoud SabbaghCast: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima Al BanawiAlready named Saudi Arabia's foreign-language Oscar submission, the independently financed, satirical comedy "Barakah Meets Barakah" from debuting writer-director Mahmoud...
Bello Reflects on 'Journey' That Changed Her Life
ART + ACTIVISMREADING "THE JOURNEY Is the Destination" changed Maria Bello's life. After devouring Dan Eldon's journals about his travels through Africa and learning about the photojournalist's work to bring attention to the famine in Somalia and apartheid...
Busy Villeneuve Muses on His 'Arrival'
RETURN OF THE NATIVECANADA'S DENIS VILLENEUVE has been on a roll ever since his Oscar-nominated "Incendies" launched from the Venice Film Festival's Venice Days section in 2010. He has since directed "Prisoners" and "Enemy" (both 2013), "Sicario" (2015),...
EOne, Tooley in First-Look Deal
ENTERTAINMENT ONE HAS signed a first look co-financing and international distribution deal for feature films with former Relativity Media president Tucker Tooley under his Tooley Prods.Under the deal, announced Friday at the Toronto Film Festival, Tooley...
Film Pioneer Turns Lens on Local History
Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda's latest film, "Afterimage," is a passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a double amputee who battled againstStalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments. It world premieres at the Toronto...
Free Fire
FILM REVIEWDirector: Ben WheatleyCast: Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor, Tom Davis, Mark Monero, Patrick BerginTwelve angry men and one tough "bird"...
French Films Make a Fast Track to Toronto
A selection of some Gallic productions and co-productions screening in the festCONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMAAfter LoveA couple comes to terms with their separation. Debuted at Cannes.Director: Joachim Lafosse Producers: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivia Bronckart,...
Gallic Biz Flies Flag of Diversity
AS FINANCING SHRINKS for auteur cinema and the race to access strong projects intensifies, French sales agents and producers are diversifying and internationalizing their businesses.A decade ago, only such French powerhouses as EuropaCorp, Pathe, Gaumont,...
Mark Williams: 'I Had to Be Present and Ready at All Times, Which Was a Stamina Issue.'
SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER ("The Cooler,""Flawless") and management exec (Zero Gravity Management), Mark Williams adds another string to his bow with his feature directing debut, "The Headhunter's Calling." The drama, starring Gerard Butler, Gretchen Mol, Willem...
Message from the King
FILM REVIEWDirector: Fabrice Du WelzStarring: Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Natalie Martinez, Diego JosefWhereas some filmmakers try to put humanity's best foot forward, Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz finds hearts of darkness...
Omotoso's Lens Trains on Gritty City Life in South Africa
VETERAN HELMER AKIN Omotoso returns to Toronto this year with "Vaya," a triptych about life in Johannesburg that world premiered Friday.Four years after the Toronto debut of his acclaimed "Man on Ground," which dramatized the plight of foreigners in...
Poland's Cinematic Generation Gap
A wave of younger Polish filmmakers has been nabbing awards at top film festivals - including Tomasz Wasilewski, whose "United States of Love" won the Silver Bear for script at the Berlin Film Festival this year - but it is a sign of Polish cinema's...
Stone Ignites Screen with 'Snowden' Saga
LET'S BE HONEST: Oliver Stone hasn't made an Oliver Stone movie that mattered in more than 20 years. The firebrand urgency that once defined his name - the way he directed films that seized the zeitgeist, that drove the conversation, that inspired controversy...
U.S. Buyers Buzz around Portman's 'Jackie'
AS THE TORONOTO film festival kicks into high gear, buyers are landing in Canada in search of the right movies to add to their slates. But one title that has piqued the interest of many distributors is "Jackie," in which Natalie Portman stars as iconic...
Vigalondo Makes 'Colossal' Bow
"COLOSSAL," THE FANTASY thriller starring Anne Hathaway that had its world premiere Friday at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, is Spanish sci-fiauteur Nacho Vigalondo's most ambitious film to date.Vigalondo made his mark with Oscar-nominated short "7.35...
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