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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. 343, No. 8, March 5

And the Oscar Goes to
Brie LarsonBrie Larson, where have you been this whole time? This silver stunner of a dress proves the "Captain Marvel" star is coming into herself on the red carpet. She's seductive and in control.Rachel WeiszWeisz wins for ultimate fashion moment of...
As Dems Lurch Further Left, Will Hollywood Follow?
JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, the studios lobbied for a lower corporate tax rate. Now a number of their top executives are backing a 2020 presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, who wants to raise it.Many high net worth individuals make up the industry's...
AT&T Telegraphs Major WarnerMedia Shake-Up
AT&T'S plans TO reorganize WarnerMedia had been expected for months. But the telecom parent's aggressive moves to shake up the media giant's senior management ranks and begin consolidating key divisions have left company executives reeling and bracing...
'Captain Marvel' Music Shatters Glass
WITH THE MARCH 8 opening of "Captain Marvel," composer Pinar Toprak becomes the first woman to score a Marvel superhero movie - possibly the most high-profile accomplishment yet for a female in a notoriously male-dominated profession.But the Turkish-born...
Celebrate South
Augusto Aguilera"THE PREDATOR"Born in Sunnyvale, Calif., to Ecuadorian parents, rising star Aguilera has lived a full life in a relatively short amount of time. "I've struggled with a sense of inclusion for a long time. I went to eight different high...
Come on, Is There No Middle Ground?
While Netflix has succeeded in landing movie deals with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Alfonso Cuarón and Martin Scorsese, it's fair to assume that one famous filmmaker the streamer will never be in business with is Steven Spielberg.As...
Creating the Look of the Marvel Universe
Since 2008's "Iron Man," the Marvel cinematic universe has continued expanding, now numbering more than 20 films. Along the way, the company has developed a reputation for solid technology choices with the large-format ARRI Alexa 65 camera and the Codex...
Doom and Bloom
GREGG ARAKI HAS AGREED TO MEET AT THE COFFEE SHOP WHERE HE DOES MOST OF HIS WRITING. IT'S A STARBUCKS IN HOLLYWOOD - WE WON'T SAY WHICH ONE - AND FRANKLY, IT'S AMAZING THAT HE CAN GET ANY WORK DONE HERE WITHOUT BEING RECOGNIZED."It's not like I'm famous,"...
Double Release Showcases Dp's Versatility
March is a triumphant month for Ben Davis. Two of the films shot by the DP - Disney's "Dumbo" and Marvel's "Captain Marvel" - are being released this month, bringing to fruition two years of hard work.In both cases, Davis' cinematography has classic...
Dp Picks Lenses That Help Tell the Story
Cinematographers coordinate their efforts with a platoon of visual artists and other artisans, from colorists to computer scientists, from digital imaging technicians to glassmakers. On "Captain Marvel," Ben Davis worked closely with Dan Sasaki, VP of...
Elizabeth Ashley
The force of nature born Elizabeth Ann Cole, and rechristened Elizabeth Ashley for the stage and screen of the late 1950s, first drew attention in New York theater, garnering a Tony for her portrayal of Mollie in Broadway's "Take Her, She's Mine" in...
Exposure
An Unforgettable EveningBEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS, FEB. 28The Women's Cancer Research Fund benefit honored Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson and featured a performance by Miley Cyrus. "I've been saying my generation won't take cancer for an answer,...
FEAST FULL OF Dollars
TELEVISION HISTORIANS MAY WELL REMEMBER 2013 as the year that everything changed - and that goes for the Emmy Awards as well.That year, Netflix's "House of Cards" won three trophies, including one for director David Fincher, making it the first streaming...
Femme Auteurs Rise South of the Border
MEXICO'S famed "Tres Amigos" have made a name for themselves in Hollywood and beyond, directing their way to a bevy of Oscars. Less well known: the emerging wave of female auteurs from Mexico.The directors range from Patricia Riggen and Issa Lopez, both...
Four Decades of Dressing Hollywood Tilts Honor Her Way
DRESSING DOLLS AS A CHILD at her parents' Wisconsin farm, future costume designer Betty Pecha Madden created stories using clothes. By age 17, her interest in costuming having grown serious via high school plays, she left home upon graduation and went...
Fox Employees Brace for Life under Disney
THERE'S A LOT OF fear in the offices that comprise Rupert Murdoch's and Bob Iger's media empires.By the middle of March, the majority of the staff at 21st Century Fox will be working under new owners. Many are already staring at an uncertain future,...
Games Get into Character with More Inclusive Options
THE LGBTQ ADVOCACY group GLAAD came to the rescue of video-game maker Ubisoft last month in the midst of a social firestorm surrounding a piece of add-on content the developer released for megahit "Assassin's Creed Odyssey"The game, which dropped in...
Gargantuan Price Chop for Former Neverland Ranch
Amid the deluge of publicity and white-hot controversy surrounding the release of the explosive documentary "Leaving Neverland," Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley has popped back up for sale at $31 million. The asking...
Girl
GirlMUSIC REVIEWArtist: Maren MorrisLabel: Columbia NashvilleIn another time and place, and certainly another genre, calling an album "Girl" wouldn't seem like much of a provocation. But Maren Morris' second release into the woman-parched field of country...
Global Women Making a Mark
IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY on March 8, Variety once again salutes women making an impact in showbiz around the globe. The women come from all corners of the world, representing the creative and business sectors from China to Nigeria and beyond;...
Kelli O'Hara: 'Theater Is Where I Breathe; It's My Life Source'
The last time Kelli O'Hara appeared on Broadway, she won a Tony for her performance as Anna in "The King and I." Four years later, she's back in an updated "Kiss Me Kate," opening March 14 at Studio 54. The musical is about an actress feuding with her...
Lone Star State Kudos Get the Memo
Mike Judge's workplace satire "Office Space," which celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, was a bonafide box-office flop when it grossed a measly $10.8 million in 1999. But once the comedy was discovered on DVD and cable, "Office Space" became...
My Life on the No Fly List
By any measure, Kathy Griffin's comedy tour last year was a big hit. She traveled to 15 countries and played regal venues (such as the Sydney Opera House) as she dished about the devastating fallout from a 2017 photograph in which she posed with a gory...
Never a Quiet Place at Austin Gathering
This year, the SXSW Film Festival's selection committee sorted through 2,500 feature film submissions and 6,500 shorts to arrive at its program of 134 features and 110 shorts, which will unspool over nine days beginning March 8. For a festival that was...
New Pipeline Helps Take Animation to the Cloud
CLOUD-BASED COLLABORATION has transformed the world of digital content, and the technology now extends into animation. One company at the forefront of this change, Nimble Studio, aims to provide high-level tools while eliminating high-cost infrastructure,...
Open Houses Rise
Celebs Aim to Boost Sales by Offering the Public a Peek InsideIn the not so distant past, it was rare for a home being sold by a name-brand entertainment industry figure to be made available for viewing at a public open house. However, in recent weeks...
Sunshine State Spotlights Cinema
Now in its 36th year, the Miami Intl. Film Festival continues to reflect the cultural vitality and international mindset of its home city For festival director Jaie Laplante, the programming's decidedly global focus is a way of accurately representing...
Team Player Moves across the Genres
Cinematographer Ben Davis is often credited with a crucial role in creating the visual tone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In films including "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Doctor Strange," he proved that big-budget superhero...
The Case against Adnan Syed
The Case Against Adnan SyedTV REVIEWDocuseries: HBO (four episodes, three reviewed); March 10, 9 p.m.In Adnan Syed's ongoing legal struggle, our culture seems to have stumbled on a successor to the O.J. Simpson saga - a "trial of the century" for the...
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