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 September 2016

'Arrival' Is a Takeoff on Alien Films
IT HAS BEEN almost 40 years since Steven Spielberg made "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." That 's not a Spielberg film that people tend to revisit the way they do "Jaws" or "Raiders" or "E.T." In its time, though, "Close Encounters" cast a spell...
Basner's FilmNation Launches 'Civil War'
GLEN BASNER'S FILMNATION Entertainment, in Venice for "Arrival," is teaming with screenwriter David Kukoff to develop, produce, and finance equalrights drama "Civil War."From an existing script by Kukoff, "Civil War" turns on the true story of the bitter...
China Denies Helmer Kim Work Visa
KOREAN DIRECTOR Kim Ki-duk, who is in Venice for "The Net," has been denied a visa to shoot his magnum opus "Who Is God" in China. Kim and the film look to be high-profile victims of a geopolitical dispute between South Korea and China over missiles."Kim...
Duo Making Lido History
CHILE'S UNPRECEDENTED dual presence in the Venice Film Festival's official competition can only attest to the wealth and breadth of its burgeoning cinematic talent. Venice's official lineup includes "Jackie," the first English-language pic from helmer...
Great Directors Helped Shape Belmondo's Storied Career
ALTHOUGH HE HELPED usher in the French New Wave with his leading role in Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking 1960 "Breathless" - and, along with Alain Delon, epitomized Gallic cool throughout the decade - one of JeanPaul Belmondo's most enduring roles is...
La Canica's Slate Full of Rising Stars
MADRID-BASED La Canica Films, which has "Tarde para la ira" (The Fury of a Patient Man) in Venice Horizons, is rapidly becoming one of Spain's increasingly rare new talent hubs.La Canica's Beatriz Bodegas is planning to produce first features by three...
The Light between Oceans
FILM REVIEWThe Light Between OceansDirector: Derek CianfranceCast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack ThompsonThe word "dark," when applied to filmmaking, has become a rather neutral description, because it can mean...
True Colours Paints Bright Sales
ITALY'S NEW SALES company True Colours has aquired global distribution of five Italian titles premiering in Venice, which it will be selling in Venice and Toronto.True Colours has nabbed teen pregnancy drama "Piuma," by Italo-Brit writer and director...
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