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Disney Expands Deal With Japan’s Kodansha, Set to Reveal New Titles for Asia Pacific Region

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific has revealed an expansion of its 70-year collaboration with publishing house Kodansha to include Japanese anime. Disney and Kodansha have worked together…

There’s No Point to Marvel’s Phase Four — but It Doesn’t Need One

SPOILER ALERT: This story mentions a few plot developments for projects in Marvel Studios’ Phase Four. To get a sense of just how much Marvel Studios content there…

U.K. Disney+ Execs Upbeat About Bob Iger’s Return Despite Possible Strategy Change: ‘He’s a Creative at Heart’

Disney+ execs in Europe appeared outwardly upbeat about Bob Iger’s return to the House of Mouse during their first public outing since Bob Chapek’s shock ousting some 10…

Disney Buys Out MLB’s Remaining 15% Stake in BAMTech Streaming Division for $900 Million

Disney now owns 100% of BAMTech, the streaming technology services group that powers Disney+ and the media company’s other direct-to-consumer services. Earlier this month, Disney paid $900 million…

NBCUniversal Taps White House Alum Courtney Rowe as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

NBCUniversal has brought on Courtney Rowe to serve as senior vice president of corporate communications. She will report to Jen Friedman, executive vice president of communication. In the…

AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade Abruptly Exits

Christina Spade, who became chief executive of AMC Networks less than three months ago, has abruptly stepped down from the job. “We thank Christina for her contributions to…

Nadine Labaki, Ranbir Kapoor Set For Variety International Vanguard Honors at Red Sea International Film Festival

Lebanese writer-director and actor Nadine Labaki and Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor are set to be honored with Variety International Vanguard Awards at the upcoming second edition of Saudi…

Nigeria Plans for the Future With New Studio Spaces as Hollywood Investment Grows

To kick off their continent-wide promotional tour ahead of the African release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” director Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira,…

Every Marvel Studios Movie and Disney+ Project in 2023 and Beyond

From 2008 to 2019, Marvel Studios released 23 feature films in its Infinity Saga, the most ambitious cohesive storytelling endeavor ever mounted by a single studio. From 2021…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

‘Strange World’ Crew on the Film’s Jules Verne Nod, the Environment and Queer Representation

“Strange World” director Don Hall was thinking about his children and the world they would inherit when he got the idea for Disney’s latest animated feature. Hall, whose…

Bob Iger Talks Disney Hiring Freeze, Streaming Spending and ‘Don’t Say Gay’ in First Town Hall Back as CEO

Bob Iger officially returned to his post as CEO of the Walt Disney Company on Monday — sealing it with a tweet and addressing a rapt audience of…