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Articles from Vol. 345, No. 9, September 10

25 Climate Movers and Shakers Entertainment's Environmental Warriors Are Leading the Charge
Carbon Reduction AvatarsJames Cameron and Suzy Amis CameronThis power couple has been championing environmentalist causes for decades. Suzy Amis Cameron has led a charge toward plant-based eating in efforts to reduce the dramatic carbon footprint that...
A Call to Action
FOR ALL OF humanity, the stakes couldn't be higher. The climate F crisis has escalated to a terrifying degree, with daily news reports of the catastrophic effects of extreme weather, flooding from rising seas, crops compromised by drought and parasites...
Basque in the Cinema
OPENING ON SEPT. 20 WITH ROGER MICHELL'S "BLACKBIRD." starring Kate Winslet and Susan Sarandon, and set at a stunning Basque resort, the San Sebastián Film Festival marks the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world. Here are 10 early...
Bryan Cranston's Home Goes Green on Ventura Beach
He may be best known for "Breaking Bad," but Bryan Cranston is even more devoted to going green. His Mussel Shoals beach house, designed by Turturro Design Studio, is LEED Platinum-certified and was the first passive-house-certified residence ever built...
CBS' 'Evil' Does Good with On-Set Sustainability
No paper scripts or call sheets. Only hybrid cars for transportation to set. Biodegradable eating utensils. The set of Robert and Michelle King's new fall drama "Evil," like many of its CBS brethren, is a fully "green" production, working with sustainability...
Collaboration Joins Categories
With 97 Emmys set to be given out over the two-night Creative Arts ceremony, it can be easy to forget that the silos the Television Academy creates for awards purposes belie the need for crafts departments to collaborate as much as possible to create...
Definition of Versatility
MORE THAN FOUR DECADES into her career, Judith Light is taking on more projects than ever."A lot of people have said to me, 'Oh, my God, you're working more now than you did when you were younger,'" says the actress, who is receiving a star on the Hollywood...
Downton Abbey
FILM REVIEWDownton AbbeyDirector: Michael EnglerStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovernYears after the serialized drama whose story it continues left the air, "Downton Abbey" is doubly nostalgic. The new feature film...
'Downton' Magnified for Feature Debut
THE FEATURE CONTINUATION OF "Downton Abbey" reunites the cast and much of the crew of the period TV series with a mandate to deliver more of the glamour, drama and just plain kindness that prompted millions of viewers on both sides of the Atlantic to...
Flying, Driving and Buying How You Can Actually Make a Difference
There's no doubt that stronger laws, putting pressure on corporations and voting for environment-friendly candidates will have the most substantial impact on slowing climate change. But individual households can also do their part - look at California's...
For Generation Z, It's Already Zero Hour Younger Voters, Who Face the Consequences of Inaction, Are Backing Bold Initiatives like the Green New Deal
OF ALL the dire forecasts she's heard about the climate crisis, there is one that Arielle Martinez Cohen can't get out of her mind. The report, from an Australian think tank, projected that if nothing is done, civilization could collapse by 2050. "I...
Green Light from Battery-Powered Sets to Cutting Red Meat from Craft Service, Here's How Hollywood Is Reducing Its Carbon Footprint
FOR A town whose cultural climate can be rife with toxicity, exclusion and abuse, you'd be surprised by how organized and cooperative Hollywood has become in combating climate change.At least that's what Variety found when surveying the carbon footprint...
Hollywood's Race for Space
THERE'S NO ROOM FOR HOLLYWOOD. Unprecedented low vacancy rates in the single digits equals a competitive race from soundstages to Class A creative office space from the Valley to the Pacific. "The occupancy around town is at 97%, an all-time record,"...
Hot Topic Hollywood Struggles to Strike the Right Note of Climate Urgency
THE climate crisis is a frequent visitor to the plot of Hollywood movies, sometimes as a catalyst in disaster pics such as "The Day After Tomorrow," sometimes as part of an allegory about Mother Earth, as Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have said...
Hustlers
FILM REVIEWHustlersDirector: Lorene ScafariaStarring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, LizzoSexuality is a weapon in "Hustlers," empowering the women who wield it in this seductive true-crime saga, which...
In Love and 'War'
Though set in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, "While at War," Movistar Plus' first original film, "talks more about present-day Spain than the past," says director Alejandro Amenábar.Contemporary relevance and social-issue substance are two hallmarks...
Javier Bardem 'You Have to Be Bulletproof to Be One of These People'
Javier Bardem started in showbiz as a child actor in Spanish TV series "El picaro" in 1974, landing his first recurring role at age 17 in 1986 in drama "Segunda enseñanza." Hollywood success followed; he played Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas...
Letting 50 Be 50
WHEN "POWER" BEGAN its run ?? Starz in 2014, Curtis Jackson was better known in the entertainment industry as the pugnacious rapper 50 Cent. Few of those involved with the show expected him to emerge as a force behind the premium cable channel's mostwatched...
Movistar Chief Breaks the Mold
When Movistar Plus president Sergio Oslé moved into his office, there was a painting hanging on one of the walls. He's replaced it with a dinky basketball hoop. Though born in Spain's Bilbao, as Spanish newspaper El Mundo once noted, there's something...
Movistar Plus: Deep Impact
Three years ago, Spain's independent TV production sector was heading toward a crisis with ever lower profit margins. Cut to 2019, and Spain is enjoying a golden age of drama series production, while consolidating as a global production center.One major...
'Nezha' Hauls in Stunning $674 Million at China Box Office
the tale of a young folk deity who flies around on wheels of fire has defied audience and industry expectations about the commercial potential of animation in China to become the country's second-highest-grossing film of all time. "Nezha" has earned...
Out of This World Is Big Tech Doing Enough to Help Save the Planet?
amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS has a plan to save our planet: Pack up all those polluting factories, and relocate them to the moon. "We need to move heavy industry off Earth," Bezos said at an Amazon event this summer. "Earth will be zoned residential and light...
San Sebastian Launches Tech Competition
FIVE EURO VENTURES COMPETE AT THE FESTIVAL'S INAUGURAL STARTUP CHALLENGEFive European companies are set to compete at this year's inaugural San Sebastian Zinemaldia Startup Challenge, dedicated to recognizing entrepreneurs and new or emerging startups...
Scheduling Strategy for Fall: Stability in Age of Disruption
Of the major broadcasters, few are making any radical changes to their linear schedules for the fall Nielsen season, which begins Sept. 23. They're relying instead on mostly established hits. No doubt the nets are looking to stanch the bleeding of linear...
Striking the Right Balance
Part of the inspiration [for the Dave Matthews Band's environmental efforts] comes from when I was a kid. We spent a lot of time exploring the wilderness with my parents, so we grew up with an awareness and appreciation for the balance of nature.When...
Taking on Taking It All Off
MITCHELL TRAVERS WONDERS if anything can really prepare a costume designer for working on a movie in which G-strings, double-sided tape and 8-inch platform heels comprise a complete outfit. But from the moment he began to read the script to "Hustlers,"...
The Climate Crisis Is Everyone's Problem
As we face dire warnings from scientists about the climate crisis that is ravaging our planet, my Variety team and I felt it imperative to devote one of our weekly issues to exploring the role entertainment plays in bringing more attention to this vital...
The Climate Crisis Needs Movie Marketing-Style Muscle
I've lived inside the climate-communications conundrum for 20 years, working with scientists, academics and activists to find ways to convince Americans that something they couldn't see or feel was nevertheless a looming catastrophe worth upending their...
Toon Techniques Twist Time and Perception for 'Undone'
WHEN KATE PURDY wanted to tell a story about the nature of reality, she knew she wanted to play with perception and time, fade in and out of memories and give voice to visions that only her main character could see. And it wasn't long before the executive...
' Vote the Environment' Edward Norton Talks about How to Be an Effective Activist
Edward Norton found activism an early age. He also directs and stars in detective story "Motherless Brooklyn," opening Nov. 1. Variety caught up with him as he prepared to hit the festival circuit with the adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel.Where...
WGA Elections Define Current Fight, Set Stage for Next One
The campaigning around the Writers Guild of America West's Sept. 16 election has focused in large part on the intense debate over the guild's handling of its franchise contract renegotiations with Hollywood's largest talent agencies.But more than anything,...
Why 'Fleabag,' 'Succession' Have Spoiler Potential
At the onset, this year's Emmy Awards felt a bit anticlimactic, as the final seasons of "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" appeared to have this year's drama and comedy categories locked up before campaigning even began. But that's how upsets happen: Just...
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