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. 337, No. 14, 2017

Carnage Informs Makeup Choices on Pair of Pics
THIS IS A BUSY YEAR for makeup and hair designer Donald Mowat, who worked on two major releases: "Blade Runner 2049" and "Stronger."Mowat was a big fan of Ridley Scott's original "Blade Runner," released in 1982, so he was psyched when helmer Denis Villeneuve...
Come on Down to Sweet Virginia
The fifth annual Middleburg Film Festival will run from Oct. 19-22 in the picturesque community of Middleburg, Va. Festival directors Sheila Johnson and Susan Koch boast of their setting, an hour from Washington, D.C., and 30 minutes from Dulles Intl....
Country’s Power Players
BRAD BELANGERManager, RLM; owner, Homestead ManagementBoutique meets behemoth: Belanger's firm hooked up with Red Light Management to make Sam Hunt into a nearly instant country superstar with the string of smashes offhis debut album, "Montevallo," released...
‘Dead’ Descendants
On the sprawling 140-acre studio space of "The Walking Dead" outside Atlanta, there's a small gravel lot that holds a special significance in the show's history.Not only was it where Father Gabriel's church once stood, but it was also the spot where...
Devour
EatWine, Salumi Cheese and ChillAtwater Village has become one of L.A.'s hottest neighborhoods, and its restaurant scene is heating up along with its real estate. Now Bar Covell and Augustine wine savant Matthew Kaner has opened Good Measure, his first...
Dodger Slugger Slides into Encino Mediterranean
Dodgers star Yasiel Puig, nicknamed the Wild Horse by legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, has splashed out $2.65 million on a gated residence in a coveted neighborhood of Encino, Calif.The almost 5,300-square-foot home, a Mediterranean villa mixed with...
How Chicago Theater Battles Harassment
Looking for the theater industry's Harvey Weinstein moment? Look to Chicago.Last year, a bombshell report in the Chicago Reader brought to light two decades of harassment and abuse by Darrell W. Cox, the artistic director of Profiles Theatre, an acclaimed...
Judgment Day
HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S IMPLOSION has been cathartic for Lauren Sivan, one of the dozens of women who have come forward in recent days alleging that the once-celebrated mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser. It's a moment of justice and public condemnation...
Latest and Greatest: Hollywood’s New Leaders
Each year Variety's New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year's worthies, Variety looked for go-getters across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and...
New Dog, Old Tricks
WHETHER PRODUCING "The Artist;' "Shakespeare in Love" or "The English Patient;' Queens-born serial predator Harvey Weinstein has always had a knack for making powerful period pictures. Maybe, between the best picture Oscars that those movies scored,...
Only the Brave
FILM REVIEWOnly the BraveDirector: Joseph KosinskiStarring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer ConnellyWhen a forest catches fire, professionals can't drown it in water or put it out as they might a burning...
Power of Women
Variety's Power of Women luncheon, presented by Lifetime, gathered an intimate group of some of the most philanthropic women in Hollywood - including honorees Michelle Pfeiffer, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer and Patty Jenkins - at...
Scripps, Discovery Can Be a Smart Fit
As scripps networks and Discovery Communications work toward a merger, they've already promised shareholders substantial cost savings. But, arguably, the bigger long-term benefits will come from what the two sides can learn from each other.The two companies'...
Shania Twain on Top
SHANIA TWAIN'S new album "Now," released Sept. 29, arrived 15 years after she sang "Can only go up from here!" Those words - from her 2002 chart-topper "Up!" - proved not to be so prophetic, as Twain had some downturns to weather before she would return...
Silent No More
In all the years we've been in the entertainment news business, there's never been a firestorm quite like the one ignited by the sordid saga of Harvey Weinstein and his alleged far-reaching sexual abuse scandal. The Variety staff has been working overtime...
Skeet Ulrich
'I've Always Been Interested in Those Ted Bundy-esque Characters.'Skeet Ulrich's near 30-year career includes projects with a long-lasting effect on pop culture and the industry. Though he may be best known for Wes Craven's "Scream" or cult favorite...
South Africa Rebate Hits Troubled Waters
A GROWING RIFT IS EMERGING between independent producers and the South African government, with frustrated entertainment business pros accusing the Dept. of Trade and Industry, the body tasked with disbursing state funds, of undermining a rebate that's...
Springsteen on Broadway
THEATER REVIEWSpringsteen on BroadwayTheater: Walter Kerr; 960 seats; $850 topWriter, music: Bruce SpringsteenStarring: Bruce Springsteen, Patti ScialfaAs Bruce Springsteen began the last verse of "The Promised Land" on Oct. 10, he wandered away from...
Tanki Takes Charge of Cmt Turnaround
In the seminal days of music cable webs, CMT used to be in competition with the long-gone Nashville Network. Now, you could almost call CMT the "Nashville" network, which is to say, the channel best known for picking up the obsessively viewed nighttime...
The Music Business Is Next in Line
I GREW UP in a middle-class family in Brooklyn, N.Y. Back then, the boys in the 'hood dubbed me Bossy Bebe. "Bossy" was a term of shame for a girl - we weren't supposed to be bosses. I cried when they teased me, but I had a clear vision of how things...
The People with the Real Power: 10 Assistants to Watch in 2017
Samantha Stone (6) & Annie Ackerman (8)Stone: Executive assistant to Bonnie Hammer, chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment; Ackerman: coordinator to Frances Berwick, president of Lifestyle Networks, NBCU Cable EntertainmentStone is responsible...
Toons Draw Up Their Own Event
Back in 1997, Eric Beckman started the New York Intl. Children's Film Festival, an initially modest event that gradually grew a reputation for screening the types of independent and international animation that too often went missing next to the macrobudget...
Updating Rich and Powerful for 21st Century
MEREDITH MARKWORTH-POLLACK, the costume designer of The CW's "Dynasty" reboot, which debuted Oct. 11, is honored to follow in the footsteps of Nolan Miller, who created memorable looks for the women on the original incarnation of the ABC primetime soap...
‘Walking Dead’ 100th Honors Past Episodes
On the sprawling 140-acre studio space of "The Walking Dead" outside Atlanta, there's a small gravel lot that holds a special significance in the show's history.Not only was it where Father Gabriel's church once stood, but it was also the spot where...
Weinstein Effect Cuts a Wide Swath
THE NEW YORK times and New Yorker stories detailing a decades-long history of alleged sexual abuse have undone the career of Harvey Weinstein. Bounced from his role as co-chairman of the company he founded with his brother Bob, his name scrubbed from...
Wonder Wheel
FILM REVIEWWonder WheelDirector: Woody AllenStarring: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim BelushiSet in Coney Island in 1950, Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" is a bit too tidy and programmed in a well-made-playfrom-the-postwar-era kind of...
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