Will Smith Turns 55: His 13 Best Film Performances, From ‘Ali’ to ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’

If Tom Hanks is America’s Dad, then Will Smith is the cool big brother. Smith has been a favorite of audiences and awards voters during his impressive three-decade career. […]

Raven Jackson Talks Love, Patience and ‘Small Moments That Make up a Life’ in Barry Jenkins-Produced ‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’

“All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” director Raven Jackson is taking her time.  “I’m interested in patience,” she says ahead of her feature debut’s San Sebastian screening, following […]

SAG-AFTRA Backs ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Despite Pressure From WGA: ‘They Are Required to Go to Work’

As rehearsals for “Dancing With the Stars” are being picketed by the WGA, the other union currently on strike, SAG-AFTRA, is backing the show and its cast members. […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Keeping Plans to Premiere Next Week Despite Blowback From WGA

Amid calls from the Writers Guild of America to push back its premiere during the ongoing writers strike, ABC and Disney+ are staying on track with plans to […]

Cord Jefferson’s ‘American Fiction’ Wins Toronto Film Festival Audience Award

 “American Fiction,” Cord Jefferson’s blistering satire of race and media, captured the Toronto International Film Festival’s people’s choice award, bolstering its Oscars chances. TIFF’s people’s choice award is considered […]

Hipgnosis to Sell Nearly $500 Million in Song Catalogs to Elevate Stock, Pay Down Debt

Hipgnosis Songs Fund’s board of directors announced Thursday that the company will sell two segments of its song catalog in a bid to increase its stock price and […]

‘Outlaw Johnny Black’ Review: An Amusing Homage to Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation Elements

Tipping their Stetsons to a passel of 1960s Spaghetti Westerns — everything from “A Fistful of Dollars” to “They Call Me Trinity” — and the sort of 1970s […]

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie,’ ‘Poker Face’ Among Titles Coming to SkyShowtime This Fall (EXCLUSIVE)

SkyShowtime, the European streaming home to releases from Paramount and Universal, has revealed its upcoming film and TV slate through the rest of the year, including “The Super […]

‘Waitress: The Musical’ Film Acquired by Bleecker Street 

Following its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. rights to Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson’s “Waitress: The Musical,” which is […]

Oscars Predictions: Best Actor – There Will Be Blood in the Lead Actor Race

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and […]

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ and ‘The Taste of Things’ Put Neon and IFC Back in Oscar Hunt with French Twist

Indie studios IFC Films and Neon are facing off with the hopes of one of their films being selected as France’s official submission to the Oscars for the […]

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed “The Lincoln Lawyer” for a third season which will consist of 10 episodes. Based on the fifth book in “The Lincoln Lawyer” series by Michael […]