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 May 21

A Ciambra
DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHTA CiambraDirector: Jonas CarpignanoCast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Iolanda Amato, Damiano Amato, Francesco Pio Amato, Patrizia Amato, Rocco Amato, Susanna AmatoNeo-realism isn't necessarily a genre built for star turns, but director...
Blade of the Immortal
OUT OF COMPETITIONBlade of the ImmortalDirector: Takashi MiikeCast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi, Ebizo Ichikawa, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda Min Tanaka, Tsutomu YamazakiAlthough the word "overkill" can be used to describe practically any...
BPM (Beats per Minute)
COMPETITIONBPM (Beats Per Minute)BPM (Beats Per Minute)Director: Robin CampilloCast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Félix Maritaud, Ariel Borenstein, Aloïse Sauvage, Simon Bourgade, Médhi Touré, Simon Guélat, Coralie...
Filmworker
CANNES CLASSICSFilmworkerDirector: Tony ZierraCast: Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick, Ryan O'Neal, Matthew Modine, Danny Lloyd, Stellan SkarsgärdStanley Kubrick had many compulsions, like his famous fear of flying, and one of them was privacy. Considering...
Government Mandated Tax Shelter Boosts Biz
Belgium's 2003 tax shelter had an immediate, galvanizing effect on the local industry. Though the country became one of Europe's most popular shooting destinations and co-production partners, many in the local industry did not find the program equal...
'Hellboy' Reboot Starts Bidding War
A BIDDING BATTLE is under way in Cannes for Chinese rights to the reboot of the "Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen" franchise. The project is being represented by Avi Lerner's Millennium Films.With bids in the region of $13 million for mainland China,...
IM Global's 'Unabomb' Sales Heat Up
IM GLOBAL HAS inked a raftof deals for "Unabomb," selling the Viggo Mortensen manhunt movie to distributors across Europe.The film has landed with Eagle (Italy), Metropolitan (France), Odeon (Greece), Splendid (Benelux), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Tobis...
Kaouther Ben Hania: 'I Was Interested in Telling the Story of One Night.'
TUNISIAN DIRECTOR Kaouther Ben Hania is the only Arab auteur in the Cannes official selection this year. Her first full-fledged feature, "Beauty and the Dogs," which screens in Un Certain Regard, is centered around the rape of a young woman by policemen...
Kormakur's 'Independent People' Set as Both Film and Miniseries
BALTASAR KORMAKUR IS set to co-write and direct a feature film and a miniseries based on "Independent People," the epic 1934 novel penned by Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, a leading light of 20th century Icelandic literature.The project will lense in...
Licensing Battle with E.U. Escalates
THE ENTERTAINMENT industry's battle with the European Commission over territorial licensing is turning into a drawn-out war that continues to be the talk of many on the Croisette. And it isn't always clear who's winning.Just a few days before Cannes...
'Square' Roots out Civilized Society's Creeping Rot
The word "suspense" connects to thrillers, action and deadly violence. But what if you were a lofty filmmaker out to diagnose the creeping misanthropy of our society, and you were a wizard at applying the dread-ridden playful tools of suspense to that?...
Strong Brand Props Up Protagonist Pics
PROTAGONIST PICTURES, WHICH is in its 10th year, has a stable of auteur thoroughbreds, including two films in this year's Directors' Fortnight. Recent festival hits include "Lady Macbeth,""God's Own Country" and "American Honey," with upcoming fare including...
Trump News Makes Waves on the Croisette
AT PREMIERES, BEACH PARTIES, winesoaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year's Cannes Film Festival: President Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they're glued to their smartphones, waiting for email...
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