COVID

George Clooney and Julia Roberts Romantic Comedy ‘Ticket to Paradise’ Halts Production Due to COVID

Universal’s romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise” has halted filming in Australia due to a serious COVID outbreak in Queensland state. Because of the production pause, stars George Clooney…

HAF Project Market Selection Reflects COVID Impact on Storytelling

Leading indie film project market, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum has revealed a selection of 28 titles for its twentieth edition and confirmed that it will be…

Dan Einstein, Co-Founder of Seminal Indie Labels With John Prine and Steve Goodman, Dies at 61

Dan Einstein, a Grammy winner who co-founded independent record labels with singer-songwriters John Prine and Steve Goodman, only to quit the business and open a restaurant that became…

‘Myanmar Diaries’ Picked up by Autlook Filmsales Ahead of Berlin Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Austria-based agency Autlook Filmsales has picked up world sales rights to “Myanmar Diaries,” one of the first films to be selected for the Berlin film festival’s Panorama section.…

Gaspar Noe on ‘Vortex’ and the Changing World of Cinema

Argentine helmer Gaspar Noé’s latest feature “Vortex” world premiered in Cannes, where it was greeted with a standing ovation and critical acclaim. Variety spoke to the director at…

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Debuts to Bloody Impressive $30.6 Million

“Scream,” a reimagining of a horror franchise that appeared to have run out of steam, dominated the box office, earning a scary good $30.6 million. The sequel is…

‘SNL’ returns and takes aim at Joe Biden, Eric Adams in NYC-centric show

“Saturday Night Live” returned to the airwaves for the first time since Dec. 18, with a fake President Joe Biden blaming the COVID-19 surge that sidetracked its last episode on the new Spider-Man movie.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Skewers President Biden and ‘Spider-Man’

“Saturday Night Live’s” cold open took aim at President Joe Biden, the box office heat of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the nation’s weariness after two years of…

Kanye West victim ID’d as autograph hound ‘just trying to live life’

The autograph seeker Kanye West slugged in a rage this week, is a veteran hunter of celebrity signatures, he has been getting famous people’s autographs for 25 years.

How Childhood Memories and Cross-Cultural Connections Strengthened Directors’ Visions

Directors will tell you that every film is personal. Certainly, the amount of time and effort spent on even the most seemingly formulaic project demands an enormous investment…

Rebel Wilson will ‘bond with Daniel Craig’ when she hosts 2022 BAFTAs

The “Pitch Perfect” star previously appeared on the BAFTAs stage in 2016 and 2020.

‘South Park’ Season 25 Gets Premiere Date at Comedy Central

“South Park” has received its Season 25 premiere date from Comedy Central. The show, which aired two standalone specials in September 2020 and March 2021 that served as…