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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 Vol. 339, No. 12, April 3

Angels in America
Angels in AmericaTHEATER REVIEWTheater: Neil Simon Theater; 1,422 seats; $179 top Director: Marianne Elliott Starring: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise GoughThe National Theater production of Tony Kushner's phenomenal 1993 epic work...
Carter Lassoes Honor
With her lasso of truth and her determination for justice, the character of Wonder Woman has always aimed to right society's wrongs - a feminist and pacifist who commands respect as she thinks of ways to save the world that don't require her fists. So...
Cutting from Home: Tools Set Editors Free
AS WE MOVE CLOSER to a world of telecommuting and online collaboration, film editors are jumping on the bandwagon. As a group they've been traditionally somewhat removed from the day-to-day moviemaking process, working in dark suites far from the set....
Don't Call It Tracy Morgan's Comeback
tbs launched nine new live-action comedies between 2010 and 2015. Most were low-cost multicamera efforts devoid of star power or creative pedigree. Only the Ice Cube-produced "Are We There Yet?" lasted more than two seasons. But under president Kevin...
Facedown
In 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg was a Harvard undergrad working on a skunkworks project called The Facebook, a friend asked him how he'd managed to obtain more than 4,000 emails, photos and other bits of personal info from fellow students."People just...
Fifty Years after the Launch of '2001,' the World Is Finally Catching Up
In the 50 years since "2001: A Space Odyssey" was first released, on April 2, 1968, no movie has matched its solemnly jaw-dropping techno-poetic majesty It's still the grandest of all science-fiction movies, one that inspired countless adventures set...
Gauging the Real 'Roseanne' Effect
the morning after "Roseanne" made its return to television, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey opened an email containing Nielsen's metered-market ratings - the day's first indicator of how the previous night's primetime broadcast offerings...
Girls Rule. Boys ... Meh
"Midnight Sun" screening, New YorkShe lives on the edge, which at times pays off - like now.She's full-on '80s with the bubblegum oversize cardigan and magenta stilettos.The statement makeup and hair enhances her wild persona while giving it ? modern...
Heading off Digital Challengers with New Audience Connections
When the first whistle blows on the World Cup in Russia on June 14, listed Malaysian media company Astro will kick off the biggest sports initiative in its 22-year history.Coverage will run across every platform and device Astro can get its hands on,...
Headwinds Abound for Southeast Asia Pay-TV
Southeast Asia's pay-TV operators and television services face the toughest environment anyone can remember in the region.Traditional pay-TV platforms, struggling with declining subscriber bases, aren't as lavish with carriage or affiliate fees. Regional...
Hush Highlights Singular Sounds in Tale of Terror
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE the gravity of sound. In "A Quiet Place" - from John Krasinski, who co-wrote the script, directed and stars alongside his wife, Emily Blunt - looming monsters hunt by noise, going after their prey when they hear its sound. For the...
Iconic Producer Reinvented TV
By DENNIS FRANZStar of 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue'I met Steven Bochco at an audition for "Hill Street Blues," when I was going in for the role of Sal Benedetto. There was the usual group of people standing around, but there was one guy in the corner...
Inaugural Icon in TV
Michelle Dockery thinks "an icon is a funny thing to be called."Yet, that is exactly what she is, receiving the first-ever award from Variety to be presented at international TV celebration Canneseries at a MIPTV gala April 7.But even in the early prime...
Interpreting the 'Roseanne' Breakout
It was the hit that no one saw coming.Surely there were high hopes within Disney that the reboot of the 1990s TV sensation "Roseanne" would perform well for its broadcast network, ABC. But when more than 18 million tuned in to the premiere telecast,...
In the Kill Zone
Eve Polastri may be brilliant, but oo7 she is not."She's not trained to within an inch of her life - she can't do a backflip, pull out a gun and shoot three people with one bullet," says Phoebe Waller-Bridge about the central character in her new BBC...
Nashville's New Guard
THE ABRUPT OUSTER LAST MONTH OF MIKE HUCKABEE FROM THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION'S CHARITABLE BOARD JUST 24 HOURS AFTER HIS APPOINTMENT SENDS A STRONG SIGNAL THAT NASHVILLE'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION IS IN FULL SWING.An organized right-wing backlash against...
Prestige TV Faces off in Cannes
As part of its inaugural television festival, Canneseries launches its first official competition April 7, in which 10 series from nine countries will compete for awards in five categories: best series, performance, special performance, screenplay and...
Production Team Revisits 'Chappaquiddick' Tragedy
MARYSE ALBERTI, a cinematographer with dozens of documentary and narrative credits, worked with director John Curran on "Stone" and "We Don't Live Here Anymore" before teaming with him again for "Chappaquiddick," a dramatization of the 1969 incident...
Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie TaupinMUSIC REVIEWAlbum: Revamp Artist: VariousLabel: IslandAlbum: Restoration Artist: VariousLabel: Universal Music Group NashvilleNo list of things we don't miss from the '90s - scrunchies, Starter jackets,...
Remembered
It's 2002. I am sitting in my office and the phone rings. It's Suzanne, who is now an executive at Touchstone TV."I have an idea - someone I think you should meet," she says. She tells me about this screenwriter who has just signed a development deal...
Track Down This Mega-Manse from Martin Lawrence
An almost 120-acre spread nestled into the rolling hills near historic Purcellville, Va., owned by actor and comedian Martin Lawrence has popped up for sale with an asking price of $8.5 million. The "Bad Boys" franchise star, scheduled to reprise his...
Wanda Beats Retreat as Fiscal Woes Mount
in 2014, the Dalian Wanda Group bought eight acres of prime Beverly Hills real estate for $420 million. Then riding high, the Chinese conglomerate planned to plant its flag in the heart of Los Angeles with a luxury hotel and condo development.Four years...
Woman on Top Leads by Example
AN AFFINITY FOR numbers and technology, as well as an ability to dazzle, make Astro Malaysia Holdings CEO Dato Rohana Rozhan an impressive leader.With her guidance, Astro has diversified its satellite and pay television channel packages, pushing high-end...
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