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With no offense intended to any other parties, the inaugural Black Music Collective Grammy-Week throwdown was the highlight of last year’s Grammy Week — with performances from Summer Walker, John Legend, Muni Long and others, and there was such a general positive and proud vibe to the whole event that the…

“I always found Charlie to be a very complicated character; nothing is ever cut-and-dried with him … I find the character about as complicated as the city of New Orleans.” Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Berlin market-bound “The Trouble With Jessica,” which stars Rufus Sewell, Shirley Henderson and Olivia Williams, has launched its first trailer. It is being repped for global sales by Parkland Pictures. The black comedy tells the story of two couples who find themselves having to move a dead body to ensure…

After 44 years of living under Iran’s oppressive fundamentalist Islamic regime, the situation on the ground in the country — mass protests following the Sep. 16 murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini — has become an international crisis. In response, Taylor Hanson, of the multi-platinum and chart-topping “MMMBoppers” Hanson, has put…

Long before they joined forces to found Mashina, arguably Israel’s most popular rock band, Yuval Banay and Shlomi Bracha were 16-year-old surfing buds, catching waves along the Mediterranean coastline. So it seemed fitting that three days after selling out the 5,000-seat Tel Aviv exhibition Hall with their ‘Mashina Celebrates’ show…

Niña Niño Films’ “Outsider Girls” (“Las Demás”), the debut feature of rising Chilean talent Alexandra Hyland, which world premieres in the Bright Future sidebar of Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, has bowed its trailer exclusively with Variety. Hyland was named one of Variety’s Five Chilean Talents to Watch in 2018. Her…

Zaida Carmona’s feature debut comedy “Girlfriends and Girlfriends” makes its international premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam this week, competing in the Bright Futures section. Variety has been given exclusive access to a clip from the film. Produced by JaJaJa Industrias and Fdez & Vera, with international sales rights handled by Begin…

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who surprised TV viewers by developing a behind-the-scenes romance while anchoring ABC News’ “GMA3,” are getting a divorce — from the Disney-backed journalism unit. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that…

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who surprised TV viewers by developing a behind-the-scenes romance while anchoring ABC News’ “GMA3,” are getting a divorce — from the Disney-backed journalism unit. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that…

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who surprised TV viewers by developing a behind-the-scenes romance while anchoring ABC News’ “GMA3,” are getting a divorce — from the Disney-backed journalism unit. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that…

After a global bow in Seville last year, directors Nacho A. Villar and Luis Rojo of the BRBR collective are set to screen their striking first feature-length documentary “La Mala Familia” to Rotterdam audiences this week before launching the project’s Spanish theater release on May 5. The film, developed at…

Slamdance Film Festival has revealed the winners of its annual Sparky Awards, with “Waiting for the Light to Change” and “Where the Road Leads” taking home the narrative feature grand jury prize and audience award, respectively. Directed by Linh Tran, narrative feature grand jury prize winner “Waiting for the Light…