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Tokyo Festival Sets Japan Film Pair in Main Competition

Two Japanese films, “Another World” and “Just Only Love” have been selected for the main competition section at next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. “Both these films represent inspired Japanese film making,” said competition programmer Yoshi Yatabe. Directed by Junji Sakamoto, “Another World” is a life-affirming drama about the friendship of three old friends and […].....»»

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Casey Affleck on What He’s Learned From the #MeToo Movement (EXCLUSIVE)

Casey Affleck says the #MeToo movement has helped him learn to listen to others’ perspectives. The Oscar-winning actor, who was embroiled in his own sexual harassment controversy back to 2010, spoke to Variety at the premiere of his upcoming film, “The Old Man & the Gun.” “I mean, look, if you haven’t learned anything from all […].....»»

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Rock’s Much-Courted Lumineers Settle on New Management

After a summer in which the Lumineers suddenly became one of the most sought after clients in music, a winner has emerged in the derby to manage the group. Bernie Cahill of Activist Artists Management has landed the gig, Variety has confirmed. Activist was launched by Cahill and his former partners at Roar just this April, bringing with […].....»»

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Off Broadway Review: ‘The True’ With Edie Falco

With the midterm elections looming, Sharr White’s bruising political drama about real-life machine politics in 1977 Albany lands at an opportune moment to educate us on how the real pros used to play dirty politics. Edie Falco turns in a galvanic performance as Polly Noonan, the longtime companion and political confidante of Erastus Corning II, […].....»»

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Film News Roundup: Christopher Nolan Honored by Digital Entertainment Group

In today’s film news roundup, Christopher Nolan gets a Vanguard Award; Kenya Barris, Constance Wu and Eva Longoria will be given the Bill of Rights Award; and Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, and Brian Tyree Henry are in a “Child’s Play” remake. AWARDS The Digital Entertainment Group will present its inaugural Vanguard Award to Christopher Nolan, […].....»»

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Robert Redford Backtracks on Retiring From Acting: ‘That Was A Mistake’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Robert Redford may not be retiring from acting, after all. Redford spoke to Variety at the premiere of his upcoming film “The Old Man & the Gun,” which is believed to be the final film for the legendary actor, who said back in August that he’d be retiring from acting. “That was a mistake. I should […].....»»

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Gary Calamar Leaving KCRW After 25 Years (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran music supervisor and radio DJ Gary Calamar is leaving KCRW after 25 years. Calamar hosted a weekly Sunday evening show from 6 to 8 p.m. This Sunday, Sept. 23, will be his final appearance. “I’m very sorry to leave KCRW, which has been my radio home for 25 years,” Calamar tells Variety. “I’m grateful for […].....»»

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‘Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’ Dev Making New Square Enix Game

Developer Deck Nine is working on a new, unannounced project for publisher Square Enix, it announced on Thursday. The two companies recently worked together on the episodic adventure game “Life Is Strange: Before the Storm.” Lee Singleton, head of studio at Square Enix External Studios, said the partnership has been a “huge success.” “The opportunity […].....»»

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Former WGA East President Michael Winship Elected to Council Seat

Former Writers Guild of America East president Michael Winship has won one of the seven open freelance seats on the WGA East Council. Others elected as freelance members on the council included newcomers Monica Lee Bellais and Kaitlin Fontana along with incumbents Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, A.M. Homes, Christopher Kyle, and Kyle Bradstreet. Incumbents Gail Lee […].....»»

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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Premiere Date

In today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date and releases a teaser for “Daredevil’s” third season. DATES Netflix announced the third season of “Daredevil” will launch Oct. 19. The series, based on the comic characters created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Wilson […].....»»

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Mike Locke Joins Atlas Music Publishing as VP of Creative Synchronization and Marketing

Mike Locke has been named VP of Creative Synchronization and Marketing at Atlas Music Publishing, the company announced today. The Los Angeles-based Locke will oversee all sync activity, as well as contribute to business development for the five-year-old company. The Atlas catalog includes songs performed by Drake, Demi Lovato, The Band Perry, Madonna, Al Green, […].....»»

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Hallmark Channel Host Says He Was Fired for Backing Harassment Claims

A former Hallmark Channel host sued the network on Thursday, alleging that he was fired after he supported two women who made sexual harassment claims. Mark Steines, the ex-host of “Home & Family,” says that he repeatedly complained about Woody Fraser, the 83-year-old executive producer of the show. Fraser is veteran of daytime television, having […].....»»

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Ted Sarandos Wants a ‘Love, American Style’ Reboot for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

With Netflix’s “Set It Up” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” being credited for helping revive the popularity of romantic comedies, it’s no surprise that Ted Sarandos has the syrupy-sweet genre on his mind. The streamer’s chief content officer tells Variety that he would love to reboot “Love, American Style,” the Paramount Television […].....»»

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Film Review: ‘Meeting Gorbachev’

Herzog meets Gorbachev, or should that be the other way round, in an encounter that on paper should be one for the ages: Werner Herzog, the incisive documentarian (here in tandem with frequent co-director André Singer), engaged in a meeting of minds with as robust a subject as Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, architect of Perestroika and […].....»»

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Film Review: ‘Maiden’

Shattering a glass ceiling has rarely been more engrossing — or grueling — than it is in “Maiden,” named after the ship that was the first crewed by an all-female team to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Condescendingly little was expected of the “girls” who dared to crash this particular boys’ club […].....»»

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Film Review: ‘That Time of Year’

“That Time of Year” refers to Christmas, and it is a given in Danish thesp Paprika Steen’s third directorial feature that the togetherness holidays force on us are a holy pain in the arse, with or without Baby Jesus. That “Families are the best… and the worst!” stance feels more than a bit pat in […].....»»

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Kelly Clarkson Blasts iHeartRadio for Not Playing Her Music

Kelly Clarkson took a shot at iHeartRadio today, tweeting that the network of more than 800 radio stations doesn’t play her songs — or at least not her new one. The remark was in response to a message in which iHeart congratulated Clarkson on her new daytime talk show. The singer and songwriter is scheduled to […].....»»

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Annette Bening, Tracy Letts Starring in ‘All My Sons’ on Broadway

Annette Bening is returning to Broadway after 30 years to star opposite Tracy Letts in a new revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” The four-time Oscar nominee is no stranger to the stage, but most of her more recent appearances have been in Los Angeles, where she makes a home and has appeared in […].....»»

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Dan Fogelman Defends ‘Life Itself’ Against Hilariously Bad Reviews

Critics of “Life Itself” have panned the film so swiftly and with such finality that director Dan Fogelman has felt the need to fight back. “A couple of the early reviews that have come out about this movie feel so out of left field to everybody who’s a part of this movie,” Fogelman told TooFab. “There’s […].....»»

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Watch the First Trailer for Anthony Scaramucci Documentary ‘Mooch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Anthony Scaramucci is moving from television to the big screen with a new documentary, “Mooch.” Directed by Andrew J. Muscato, the documentary follows the former White House official’s rise inside the Trump administration, using news footage and interviews with both colleagues of Scaramucci and the political personality himself. The first trailer, which dropped Thursday, opens with […].....»»

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