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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. 345, No. 14, October 15

A Platform for Inclusiveness
AMONG THE PILLARS OF THE Latin Recording Academy is inclusiveness. Although Gabriel Abaroa recalls when that was a subjective concept. "They thought of the Latin market as a niche that only consumed tacos and burritos, and that we spoke a quick Spanish...
Beau Bridges
MY FIRST TIME IN VARIETY'[Wooden's] Pyramid of Success is also an incredible thing. I pass it on to all my children. I pass it on to all my kids' teams. I've used it in my life and in making movies.'Three-time Emmy winner Beau Bridges is in his eighth...
Breaking News
One of Norah O'Donnell's highest-profile moments since taking over as anchor at "CBS Evening News" in July didn't occur behind the desk of the venerable program. ¶ In late September, O'Donnell snared a much-coveted interview with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...
Bright Bulbs Enable Dark Design for 'The Lighthouse'
EARLY IN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY on "The Lighthouse," writer-director Robert Eggers asked cinematographer Jarin Blaschke, who was shooting on black-and-white film stock, if he thought they could capture the look they were going for digitally. Blaschke...
Characters Drive New 'Maleficent' Designs
THE ART OF MAKING SEQUELS DEMANDS a fine balance between revisiting an existing world and giving the audience something new to chew on. For Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," costume designer Ellen Miroj nick and special effects makeup designer...
China Refuses to Play Ball with Its Critics
The Oct. 12 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets in the Chinese city of Shenzhen might have seemed like business as usual, with thousands of basketball fans out in force for the rare opportunity to see their beloved NBA teams compete...
Chinese Toon Tops the Pack
OVER THE SUMMER, "Ne Zha,"the first 3D Chinese-produced animated feature released in Imax theaters, did something no one expected. It has grossed $700 million and instantly signaled the arrival of Chinese animation as an international creative force.The...
Creatives Get Great View of the Biz
AGAINST THE PICTURESQUE BACKDROP of the Italian Alps, the View Conference will celebrate its 20th year in Turin, Italy, with its biggest program ever, featuring top creatives in film, television, games and more. They will give keynote talks and present...
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
TV REVIEWEl Camino: A Breaking Bad MovieDirector: Vince GilliganStarring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Bryan Cranston, Krysten Ritter"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," which begins moments after the events depicted in the 2013 finale of the long-running...
Exposure
Variety's Power of Women LuncheonBEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS, OCT. 11The magazine celebrated this year's Power of Women honorees - Jennifer Aniston, Awkwafina, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson, Chaka Khan and Dana Walden - at its annaal afternoon soiree,...
Forest Whitaker Slashes Price in Hollywood Hills
More than two years after his two-residence Hollywood Hills compound first popped up for sale with an unrealistic price tag of nearly $6 million, one that by March 2018 had dropped to a stilltoo-high price just shy of $5 million, Forest Whitaker has...
From Idea to Legacy
The Idea of Creating a separate organization to honor the diversity of Latin music was a discussion that took place for years before it actually happened, but an event driven by one of pop music's most important crossover artists solidified it.During...
Hollywood on the Potomac
For The Past Seven Years, audiences have flocked to the Middleburg Film Festival. Running Oct. 17-20, and situated in the wine-country hills of historic Middleburg, Va.,the festival usually highlights some of the year's buzziest titles and 2019 is no...
'Jojo Rabbit' Presents a Child's View of World War 11 Germany
WHEN PICTURING NAZI GERMANY during World War II, most people think of black-and-white or sepia-toned images of drab cities. For the cinematographer and production designer of "Jojo Rabbit," a film set squarely in that time and place, it became clear...
Juanes Big Day
JUAN ESTEBAN ARISTIZABAL VASQUEZ - better known as superstar Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes - remembers the first time he was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award as if it were yesterday, perhaps because he received the nod six times in one sitting....
Lessons from Mister Rogers
We are marinating in violence. Real or fictional, we are up to our eyeballs in aggression, anger and angst. From the evening news to the latest blockbusters, we are surrounded by stories using violence as the means to resolve conflict.It seems that every...
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent: Mistress of EvilDirector: Joachim RønningStarring: Angelina Jolié, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle PfeifferWith her horned headpiece, impossible alabaster cheekbones and high-camp attitude, Maleficent looms as by far the most iconic...
Michael Giacchino 'I Was So Excited to Be Part of It, but Terrified'
Michael Giacchino is a widely respected film composer, with an Oscar and a Grammy for "Up" and an Emmy for "Lost," as well as a Grammy for "Ratatouille." He is stirring up Oscar buzz again with his score for Fox Searchlight's "Jojo Rabbit," written and...
NBC News Bloodied in Spin War with Ronan Farrow
THE LONG-AWAITED publication ofRonan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators" has unleashed a furor within NBC News."Catch and Kill," set for release Oct. 15, portrays NBC News and its leaders as compromised...
Networks Wag Ratings' Long Tail
THE 2019-20 BROADCAST premiere season has begun, and the ratings are... underwhelming.More specifically, the Nielsen live-plussame day ratings are underwhelming. Of the 13 new shows that debuted across the Big 4 during premiere week (Sept. 23-29), the...
No Joke: Nazi Satire 'Jojo Rabbit' Is an Oscar Contender
SCARLETT JOHANSSON admits she was skeptical when her agent first approached her about "Jojo Rabbit.""The logline is not great, so it's impossible to pitch without sounding full crazy," Johansson tells me.Written and directed by Taika Waititi and based...
Package Deals Are All the Rage -for Now
PRACTICALLY EVERY STUDIO in town wanted it, but in the end it was Apple that swept in to nab the reinterpretation of "A Christmas Carol" with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. To buy the highly coveted package, the tech giant was willing to shell out more...
Return to the Living Dead
RECAPTURING THE PERSONALITY OF A SUCCESSFUL FILM for its follow-up can be a challenging task for a filmmaker, given the story told, characters involved and especially the time passed between installments. But even after 10 years, "Zombieland: Double...
Right Now, Media News Is the News
There are so many big stories erupting on the media news front right now, it makes your head spin. All the upheaval is spurring spirited conversations across the industry that are sure to rage on for months.Of course, there's the open warfare that's...
Sirius Moves
IT'S EARLY ON A MONDAY MORNING in Hollywood, and Howard Stern is sitting behind a desk sipping hot water in the airy revamped performance space of SiriusXM's glistening new West Coast digs. The 26,000-square-foot studio on Sycamore Avenue is appropriately...
Southern Stars
Now In Its 18TH Year, the San Diego Inti. Film Festival, produced by the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation, once again steals the movie glamour spotlight from its neighbor to the north, combining major regional premieres with a focus on social and...
Star Treatment for Talk-Show Queen
JUST DAYS AFTER WENDY WILLIAMS learned she'd be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the talk show host was in true form imagining how this honor would elevate her already storied career."I'm already in the Smithsonian, so now I'll be immortalized-immortalized,"...
THE CHILDREN'S Crusade
When "Moana" left Netflix on Dec. 20, parents of little kids let out a collective wail of despair on Twitter and Facebook parenting groups everywhere. The phrase "ruined Christmas" was pointedly used in the streamer's direction - sometimes facetiously,...
The Second Latin Explosion
MUSIC IS AN EVER-EVOLVING ART, and for the Latin Recording Academy, that's meant riding multiple waves of attention.The most recent arrived with the stratospheric success of "Despacito," which kicked off a second Latin Explosion with full force in 2017....
What Shepard Smith's Exit Means for Fox News
FOR A FIGURE WHO STROVE to present the news as evenhandedly as possible, Shepard Smith had become extremely controversial by the time he announced his departure from Fox News on Oct. 11.Indeed, it was his equanimity that made him controversial. Smith,...
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