Evolution

Disney’s Kareem Daniel, Tracee Ellis Ross and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Abhijay Prakash Join Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit

Variety is pleased to announce the in-person return of its annual Entertainment and Technology Summit, presented by City National Bank in West Hollywood on Sept. 15. This year’s…

Serena Williams Retires: ‘I’m Evolving Away From Tennis’

Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion and one of the most iconic figures in modern sports, is planning her retirement. In her Vogue cover story Tuesday,…

‘Prey’ Composer Sarah Schachner on Balancing Gory Action With an Emotional Storyline

“Prey” composer Sarah Schachner factored in two elements when scoring the 1700s-set entry in the “Predator” franchise. “We were making a ‘Predator’ film with all the fun gory…

With Tainy Partnership, TV and Film Projects, Lex Borrero Is Out to Elevate Latin Entertainment

Lex Borrero, the co-founder of Interscope’s Neon16 label, has made his own seat at the table — and brought a full plate. As a teen, Borrero understood the…

Mo Ostin, Longtime Warner Bros. Records Chief, Dies at 95

Mo Ostin, who presided as a top executive at Warner Bros.-Reprise Records for more than three decades, during which the artist-friendly company enjoyed a glittering, hit-making run, died…

Pam Grier, ’30 Rock’s’ Chris Parnell and ‘Project X’ Star Oliver Cooper to Lead Zombie Apocalypse Movie ‘As We Know It’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Jackie Brown” star Pam Grier, “30 Rock” actor Chris Parnell and “Project X” star Oliver Cooper are set to headline “As We Know It,” an independent film that…

Music Industry Moves: Em Beihold Signs With Sony Publishing; ‘Billie Eilish’ Rapper Armani White Inks With Def Jam

Sony Music Publishing has signed rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Em Beihold to a worldwide publishing agreement. Her gold-certified single “Numb Little Bug” has been on the Billboard…

E! Renews ‘Botched’ for Season 8 (TV News Roundup)

Get your scalpels ready, E! has renewed “Botched” for Season 8. The popular reality show, set to premiere in 2023, follows plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr.…

The End of Ownership: Why the Battle Over Paying TV Creatives Is Only Getting Crazier

There’s a storm brewing in Hollywood’s creative community, just as the largest unions and employers are preparing to wrestle anew at the contract bargaining table. The industry is…

AMPAS Promotes Jenny Galante to Executive VP Revenue and Business Development – Film News in Brief

Jenny Galante has been promoted to executive VP of revenue and business development, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced Monday. She will report directly to Kramer. In the newly-created…

‘The Plague’ Screenwriter Rafael Cobos Directs ‘El Hijo Zurdo’ as Movistar Plus Empowers Its Screenwriters

Rafael Cobos, the co-screenwriter of Alberto Rodríguez’s Goya best picture winner “Marshland” and “The Plague,” one of Movistar Plus’ most ambitious series ever, is getting his own show. …

Dreamchaser Signs Posie Graeme-Evans as Partner, Launches Prequel to ‘McLeod’s Daughters’

Dreamchaser, the Hugh Marks- and Carl Fennessy-headed venture which has ambitions to become a significant studio, has signed a development and production deal with prolific Australian novelist and…