Variety

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 November 8

B.O. Drops but Hong Kong FilMart Is a Go
CIVIC PROTESTS on the streets of Hong Kong have hit theatrical box office to the tune of 20%. But organizers of FilMart, Asia's biggest film and TV rights market, promise that their March 2020 event will go ahead.The protests, which were sparked by a...
From Bit Player to Leading Lady
THE MEDITERRANEAN island nation of Malta has long attracted international film and TV productions mainly for tales with either a strong marine or biblical element, and often for limited portions of the overall shoot.Now Malta is trying to make a quantum...
Higson Joins Heist Series 'Curse'
CHARLIE HIGSON, BRITISH writer and actor, known for his "Young Bond" novel series, has boarded "Curse of the Kohinoor," a recently announced Anglo-Indian heist series, as its co-writer. He will join Farrukh Dhondy ("Mangal Pandey: The Rising"), screenwriter...
Huanxi Sets Profit Plan
HUANXI media, the talent-controlled production and streaming firm, struck a $340 million minimum guarantee deal Wednesday for its upcoming film "Lost in Russia," directed, co-written and starring Hu Zheng.Having been picked up by distribution entity...
Johann Grech Builds Up Malta
Since becoming Malta film commissioner in December 2017 Johann Grech, who is a former head of marketing for the Maltese government, has vowed to take the island to the next level as a global shooting destination.He may now be closer to reaching his goal,...
Simon Beaufoy 'You Have to Be Really Careful with Icons like Elizabeth Taylor'
SIMON beaufoy, who won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for "Slumdog Millionaire," tells what went into writing See-Saw Film's "A Special Relationship," which depicts how Elizabeth Taylor's close relationship with her assistant inspired her to become...
Strand Nabs Touzani's 'Adam'
STRAND RELEASING HAS scooped up all U.S. rights to Maryam Touzani's critically acclaimed feature debut, "Adam," which had its world premiere at Cannes in Un Certain Regard."Adam" is also the official entry for Morocco in the international feature film...
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