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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 May 9

AF-Media Pushes out Turkish Films Overseas
AMID INCREASING GLOBAL interest in films and TV series from Turkey, Berlin-based distribution and sales company AF-Media - which specializes in Turkish movies - is expanding beyond its core markets to territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East...
Animation Proves to Be an International Draw
Easily leading the new wave of Russian animation successes abroad, the "Snow Queen" series see its third edition this year at Cannes with "Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice," which producer Wizart's Yuri Moskvin contends will continue to build alongside the...
Attal's Tresor Unveils Trove of New Films
ALAIN ATTAL'S Les Productions du Tresor, which has Gilles Lellouche's "Sink or Swim" in a Cannes out-of-competition slot, is upping the ante with a raft of big-budget, internationally driven projects such as "How I Became a Superhero," "Wolf's Call,"...
Folman Rides 'Horse' with Seydoux, Kinnaman
ISRAELI FILMMAKER ARI Folman, whose 2008 "Waltz With Bashir" nabbed a foreign-language Oscar nom, is set to write and direct "The Horse Boy," an English-language feature based on Rupert Isaacson's New York Times bestseller that will topline current Cannes...
Industry Seeks Fresh Faces as Thesps Age Out
Last month's Hong Kong Film Awards was on a special mission. In addition to the usual star-studded glamour, the event was literally a stage for newcomers. Lesser-known young actors were given the opportunity to present awards as well as giving speeches...
Katherine Bridle, See-Saw Films
THERE'S A SENSE of discovery and enthusiasm as SeeSaw Films' head of development Katherine Bridle contemplates another Cannes fortnight. "Every year there are some exciting wild cards," says the London-based exec, who spends much of her time at screenings....
Locations Biz Shoots for the Big Time
A bevy of international productions are heading to Portugal, lured by its unique light, landscapes and a revamped 25%-30% cash-rebate scheme.Terry Gilliam's Cannescloser "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" benefited from the incentives; upcoming productions...
Loro 1
Loro 1MARKET REVIEWDirector: Paolo SorrentiniStarring: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo ScamarcioAfter Paolo Sorrentino's virtuoso evisceration of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti in "Il Divo," expectations were sky high that the distinctive...
Luxbox Moves into Production with 'Penal'
PARIS-BASED SALES company Luxbox, which handled the Martin Scorsese-backed "A Ciambra," is driving into production, partnering with Dominga Sotomayor's Chilebased Cinestación on "Penal Cordillera."Focusing on edgy or adventurous titles often with a high-profile...
Mandy
MandyDirector: Panos CosmatosStarring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned DennehyPanos Cosmatos' 2010 debut feature "Beyond the Black Rainbow" was the kind of movie that divides genre fans into the enraptured and the infuriated. Visually...
Media Biz Feels Party's Iron Fist
Story by VIVIENNE CHOWAT THE LOW-KEY opening ceremony April 28 of Wanda Studios in Qingdao, Li Guoqi, deputy director of State Administration of Film, made a little speech that had a big message. He told the crowd sitting before him, including China's...
Olmi: Arthouse Giant Who Deserved More Worldwide Attention
IT WAS 30 YEARS ago that my first screenwriting credit, "Iguana," was invited to the Venice Film Festival, the same year that Italian director Ermanno Olmi's "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" scooped up the Golden Lion.And yet, such was the state of American...
Opening Night Means Stars, Security, but No Selfies
A-LIST actors, studio executives and celebrity-watchers descended on the Cannes Film Festival on opening night to see Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows," a thriller starring Oscar-winning couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Typically the kickoff...
Russian Filmmakers Rock the Boat to Critical Acclaim
Russian films at Cannes this year illustrate bravery, past glories and increasing success in genres that show off the country's forte in FX and animation work.As Ilya Stewart of Hype Production sees it, the most successful Russian output these days in...
Settings Are Ready for Their Close-Ups
ortugal has some astonishing scenery. For example, Porto is said to have inspired J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter saga after she lived there in the early 1990s, and the library in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" was based on Coimbra's Biblioteca...
Star Trio Deliver the Goods in 'Everybody Knows'
Star Trio Deliver the Goods in 'Everybody Knows'REVIEWBETWEEN PARIS-SET "The Past" and his picturesque new Spanish drama "Everybody Knows," Oscar-blessed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's career is starting to look suspiciously like Woody Allen's, as...
Terra, Appian Full of Porpoise
TERRA MATER FACTUAL Studios, the movie and TV production arm of Red Bull, has reteamed with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way on documentary "Vaquita - Sea of Ghosts," following their collaboration on Oscar-shortlisted documentary "The Ivory Game."The new...
Wanuri Kahiu 'Independent Cinema Is a Challenge'
Wanuri KAHIU made a splash with her Sundance sci-fi short "Pumzi," a haunting parable about a world without water. Her LGBT love story, "Rafiki," which premieres today in Un Certain Regard, was banned in her home country just after it became the first...
Women Run Jury but Helmers out in Cold
DOES CANNES HAVE a woman problem?Over the course of its 71 years, the most prestigious film gathering in the world has feted the likes of American filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick, as well as male auteurs...
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