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  1. Sundance Film Review: ‘Novitiate’

    01.21 / 01:42 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Her film may have far too many weighty matters on its mind to leave much room for petty resentments, but one wonders if writer-director Maggie Betts isn't the teeniest bit annoyed that a certain other prestige drama about Catholic self-doubt and self-sacrifice beat hers to the title "Silence." …
  2. Al Gore on Why He No Longer Supports the Electoral College, Trump and ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

    01.21 / 01:05 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Eighteen months ago, Al Gore and Jeffrey Skoll agreed to make a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary about climate change. “We realized there was a reflection piece needed, but also this exciting new opportunity for solutions with clean energy and costs coming down,” said Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, which... Read more » …
  3. Donald Trump Inauguration Recap: Ceremony, Controversy, and Civil Unrest

    01.20 / 23:52 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday in an inauguration ceremony that went mostly smoothly. Outside the official ceremony, protesters took to the streets of D.C., clashing at times with law enforcement and counter-protesters. The culmination of the inauguration was Trump’s address, where he repeated many of the... Read more » …
  4. Sundance Film Review: ‘I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.’

    01.20 / 07:54 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    You’d have to go all the way back to “Heavenly Creatures” to find a role that understands what actress Melanie Lynskey brings to the table as clearly as Macon Blair’s “I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.” And yet, the fact that it’s taken 20-odd years — this despite lead roles in such even-keel... Read more » …
  5. NBC Gives Pilot Order to Military Hero Drama ‘For God and Country’

    01.20 / 04:51 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    NBC has ordered a pilot for the drama “For God and Country,” Variety has learned. The drama is described as “a heart-pounding look” into the complex world of the bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices, while executing challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The project hails from Keshet, which is partnering with Universal Television... Read more » …
  6. Jim Gianopulos in Early Talks With Wanda for Legendary Post

    01.20 / 04:14 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Former Fox Film chief Jim Gianopulos is in preliminary talks with China’s Dalian Wanda Group to run and expand its Legendary Pictures, according to two sources close to the executive. The discussions with Wanda honcho Jack Gao, whom Gianopulos has known for years, are in the very early stages, the sources said. Many key issues have... Read more » …
  7. Sundance Film Review: ‘Pop Aye’

    01.20 / 03:37 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    An offbeat road movie across Thailand with a touch of the surreal, featuring a bromance between an over-the-hill architect and his long-lost elephant. …
  8. ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Premiere Cancelled Amid Disturbing Video Controversy

    01.20 / 03:00 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have decided to cancel this Saturday’s premiere of “A Dog’s Purpose” after a disturbing video emerged on Wednesday, showing a dog being forced into a raging torrent of water on the film’s set. Universal released a statement saying Amblin’s review into the edited video “is still ongoing” and they have... Read more » …
  9. Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to Settlement in Wage-Fixing Suit Against DreamWorks Animation

    01.20 / 01:47 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    A federal judge has given the greenlight to a $50 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by animation workers against DreamWorks Animation, claiming that the studio violated antitrust laws by conspiring to set animation wages via non-poaching agreements. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh gave her preliminary approval to the settlement on Thursday, and said... Read more » …
  10. TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Frontier,’ With Jason Momoa

    01.20 / 01:46 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    The theme music for “Frontier” encapsulates the whole show. It starts a little outsize, with an electric guitar riff over the orchestral strings that we’ve come to associate with adventure shows. But then the drumbeat changes subtly, and a chant-like singing is mixed into the music. The new element is Cree powwow drumming and singing... Read more » …
  11. TV News Roundup: Raquel Welch and Barry Watson Join UP Series, Food Net Picks Up More ‘Ginormous Food’

    01.19 / 23:56 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    In today’s TV News Roundup, “7th Heaven” alum Barry Watson will star alongside Raquel Welch in a new family dramedy for UP, Food Network tacks on new episodes to “Ginormous Food,” and Tinopolis Group and Lionsgate Television get new execs.  EXECUTIVE NEWS David Mortimer has been appointed director of content at the Tinopolis Group. In... Read more » …
  12. Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61

    01.19 / 22:05 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Miguel Ferrer, character and voice actor who appeared in shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan” and films including “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3,” died Thursday of cancer. He was 61. Ferrer was the son of top 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer and first cousin to George Clooney. He appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles”... Read more » …
  13. Amazon Renews Bryan Cranston’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ for Season 2

    01.19 / 21:28 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Giovanni Ribisi’s “Pete” will sneak on for at least another season: Amazon has renewed “Sneaky Pete.” The renewal comes less than a week after the full first season debuted on Amazon’s Prime streaming service. Amazon claims “Sneaky Pete” had the second-biggest premiere day streaming audience of its originals thus far. (“The Man in the High... Read more » …
  14. Playback: Damien Chazelle on ‘La La Land,’ ‘First Man’ and Daring to Dream

    01.19 / 20:52 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    This week, a final stab at Oscar predictions with nominations on the way. Also, director Damien Chazelle discusses his film "La La Land." …
  15. Paramount Taps Chinese Investors for $1 Billion Infusion

    01.19 / 20:51 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Paramount Pictures has received a $1 billion cash investment for co-financing from Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media over the next three years. Paramount Pictures Chairman & CEO Brad Grey, Shanghai Film Group Chairman Ren Zhonglun, and Huahua Media Chairman Wang Kefei made the joint announcement Thursday. The trio met in Shanghai in November to... Read more » …
  16. Mark Burnett’s Ties to Trump Put Him in Tricky Situation

    01.19 / 19:38 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Donald Trump brings a wealth of diverse business connections with him to the White House. From his years in the entertainment industry, there’s no more significant relationship that he forged than his ties to the prolific and wildly successful TV producer Mark Burnett. Burnett courted Trump for the role that vaulted the media-savvy billionaire onto... Read more » …
  17. ‘Cold Case Files’ Revived by A&E With Danny Glover

    01.19 / 19:37 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    A&E has given a 10-episode order to a revival of “Cold Case Files.” Actor Danny Glover will serve as narrator of the true-crime series, which will premiere Fab. 27 at 9 p.m. Using dramatic reenactments and first-person accounts, each episode of “Cold Case Files” explores a single criminal case that has gone years without being... Read more » …
  18. Jane Lynch Joins Discovery’s ‘Manifesto’ as Janet Reno

    01.19 / 17:47 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Jane Lynch will be playing Janet Reno in Discovery’s scripted drama “Manifesto,” Variety has learned. The Emmy-winning “Glee” actress and “Hollywood Game Night” host joins a cast that includes Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington in their first major U.S. TV roles, Chris Noth, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. “Manifesto” tells the story of how FBI agent Jim... Read more » …
  19. Justin Timberlake to Star in Super Bowl Ad for Bai Beverages

    01.19 / 17:11 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    You can’t have a Super Bowl without Super Bowl ads featuring celebrities. So Bai Brands, makers of potables like Bai Bubbles and Antiwater, will throw Justin Timberlake into the mix. After running a commercial on local TV stations showing the Super Bowl in 2016, Bai is taking to a more costly national Game Day ad,... Read more » …
  20. Sundance: Content Media Acquires International Rights to ‘Legion of Brothers’

    01.19 / 17:10 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Content Media Corp. has acquired the international rights from CNN Films for the Afghan War documentary “Legion of Brothers.” The companies announced the deal on the eve of the Sundance Film Festival. “Legion of Brothers,” produced by CNN Films and Passion Pictures, and directed by Greg Barker, will have its world premiere at the festival... Read more » …