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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. 340, No. 17, July 24

Action-Packed Transformation
John Krasinski needs to stay ripped - so he's borrowing Dwayne Johnson's gym. ¶ He'll soon be heading to Colombia to begin filming the second season of Amazon's action-drama series "Jack Ryan," in which he plays the title character, but for the last...
Animation Restoration Challenges Team of Specialists
when it was first released in 1968 at the height of the pop psychedelic era, the Beatles' animated feature "Yellow Submarine" was immediately hailed by audiences and critics alike as another Fab Four masterpiece. And while the band members were only...
Chin Han
Chin Han remembers the days when he had to hang up his costumes backstage at the end of a play, before his transition to Hollywood introduced him to costume designers and dressers. The thespian spent much of his early acting career in Singapore, performing...
Con Artists
CON ARTISTS THE BIGGEST STARS OF COMIC-CON STOPPED BY VARIETY'S FLOATING STUDIO FOR SOME REVEALING MOMENTSJEFFREY DEAN MORGAN AND NORMAN REEDUSTHE WALKING DEAD"He's like a true No. 1 on that call sheet," Jeffrey Dean Morgan (left) says of Andrew Lincoln...
'Crafties' Fuel Crews, Boost On-Set Morale
food makes people happy Nowhere is this more evident than on movie sets, where craft services - or "crafty," as it's called - is an inevitable first stop for crew members.Crafties, the unsung heroes who keep both blood sugar and morale high during long...
Devour
EatVivid Israeli Flavors - and It's KosherIt's no wonder the whole-grain pita bread at casual Israeli eatery Hasiba is worlds away from the bland supermarket version - the Middle Eastern café is a joint project from Alex Phaneuf and Or and Ben Amsalam...
Digs
Taylor's Lush Estate Comes on the MarketA two-acre Beverly Crest estate that was home to Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding In the 1950s Is available for $15.9 million. The hillside property has views over Beverly Hills. PAT SAPERSTEINCelebrate L.A....
Dolph Lundgren Pumps Steel in Hollywood Hills
Mark DavidThe Real EstalkerSwedish-born action-pic veteran Dolph Lundgren, best known for his 1985 role as Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" and more recently as Gunner Jenson in the "Expendables" franchise, has splashed out $3.9 million for a glass,...
Examining Emmy
THE COUNTDOWN to the Emmy awards has officially begun, with excitement brewing over the Television Academy's nomination announcements earlier this month. The celebration will only intensify in the days leading up to the 70th annual ceremony, taking place...
Exposure
ESPY AwardsMICROSOFT THEATER, LOS ANGELES, JULY 18Former race-car driver Danica Patrick was the first woman to host the ESPY Awards, which celebrated the year in sports and entertainment. Along with the traditional awards for athletes, the event recognized...
For Disney, Victory Brings Exec Shuffle
The finish line is in sight.Disney's path to completing its $71.3 billion acquisition of major 21st Century Fox assets is clear now that Comcast has bowed out of the bidding war it sparked last month with a rival offer. Comcast's move forced Disney to...
Helmer Goes Live with Her Career
There's nothing in Hollywood that engenders confidence quite like earning a billion dollars at the box office, and in that regard, filmmaker Jennifer Yuh Nelson had every reason to stride onto the set of "The Darkest Minds" with a bit of a swagger. Making...
Jilted Comcast on Prowl for Content
after A few polite brush-offs, Comcast finally got the message from 21st Century Fox: We're just not that into you.Comcast's decision, confirmed July 19, to abandon its pursuit of major Fox assets, came as the cable giant realized the untenable cost...
Malta Hosts Picasso Biopic, Cartel Thriller, U-Boat Drama; Aims to Be Location Staple
Long known to Hollywood for its water tanks, generous incentives and wide-ranging architecture, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta is making an effort to lure more international production. Whether it will succeed remains to be seen.This year started...
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainFILM REVIEWDirector: Ol Parker Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," the perfectly titled sequel to "Mamma Mia!" (it opens 10 years to the week after the first film),...
Merger Watch
SINCLAIR-TRIBUNESinclair's $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media is in danger of collapsing now that the FCC has questioned whether the company was entirely transparent about the details of its station divestiture plan. The key date to watch is Aug....
Seismic Shift in Storytelling Norms
Having disrupted film financing and distribution models, global streaming platforms are now subverting storytelling preconceptions.That, in short, is latest shakeup prompted by the ongoing seismic shift and one of challenges that European indie-film...
Six Takeaways from Comic-Con 2018
1 Marvel, HBO leave a voidAs it continues to promote its D23 Expo and Star Wars Celebration events, Disney had a light presence at Comic-Con, lacking any panels promoting Marvel's "Avengers" sequels and spinoffs. "Iron Fist" and "Cloak & Dagger,"...
Streaming Becomes a Flood as U.K. Biz Goes over the Top
the news that there are now more streaming subscribers than traditional payTV customers in Britain made headlines last week, but it was a moment the business knew was coming - and one the incumbent players are scrambling to counter by fighting fire with...
TCA Preview: Five Burning Questions
The television critics assn.'s summer tour kicks off in Beverly Hills July 25, and executives and talent will be facing a press corps with plenty of questions. As the streaming wars heat up and the ramifications of major shifts in corporate ownership...
The Sinner
The SinnerTV REVIEWDrama: USA, eight episodes (three reviewed), Aug. 1, 10 p.m. Starring: Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon"The Sinner," last summer's limited series on USA, was something too rare - a show that became better than it needed to be while never...
Toon Director Engages 'Darkest Minds' Meld
Jennifer Yuh Nelson, a seasoned and bankable director in animation thanks to her work on the billion-dollar-grossing "Kung Fu Panda" franchise, has taken on her first live-action film with "The Darkest Minds," to be released by Fox on Aug. 3. Adapted...
Variety to Launch Premium Initiative
We have some very exciting company news to share with our readers.Variety has grown significantly over the past five years after making the dramatic shift of exiting the daily print business and converting to a weekly publication. Change has been constant...
Zero Tolerance Leads to Week of Explosive Results
James GUNN found himself the target of an online firestorm when his homophobic posts were unearthed and passed around on social media. One of the key directors in Marvel's stable, Gunn was quickly forced to apologize for his "poorly worded and offensive"...
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