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“Everyone Is Doing Great” will continue. A second season of the dark comedy, created by James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, is currently in production in California and North Carolina. Season 1, which was first distributed by Hulu (U.S.) in January 2021 and later Paramount+ (international), was independently produced. Fifth Season…

20th Century Studios has unveiled the first footage of its remake of “White Men Can’t Jump,” starring Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow. Set to Skee-Lo’s “I Wish,” the 30-second clip features footage of the two playing basketball and arguing the merits of the finest cinematic artists of our time. “I’m…

During the peak of COVID, as movie theaters were struggling to stay open and blockbusters were getting delayed again and again, Hollywood tightened its wallet for expensive Super Bowl spots. Why spend a casual $6 million — or more — to promote a film that may not see the light…

STREAMING Four-part documentary series “Murder of God’s Banker” is set for an international debut on streamer Paramount+. In 1982, Roberto Calvi, a fugitive financier known as “God’s Banker,” was found hanging from London’s Blackfriars Bridge. What starts as an investigation surrounding one man’s death, quickly expands into a story of international…

NBA legend Magic Johnson, Oscar winner Samuel L. Jackson and Tony-nominated actor, director and producer LaTanya Richardson Jackson are among the latest backers of Statement Films, a women-led entertainment start-up that was created to bridge the gap between African and diaspora women creators and the global marketplace. The company announced…

Netflix has revealed the first images from “Hunger,” an upcoming Thai drama series in which a woman in her twenties chases her dreams in the unsavory world of fine dining. The show stars Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, locally known as ‘Aokbap’ and internationally recognized as the star of “Bad Genius,” in the…

Producer and distributor, Media Ranch has begun representation of two Korean formats from DiTurn, the company of “The Masked Singer” creator Park Wonwoo. “Round Table” is a proven singing game-show format created by Park that was a hit in Korea on KBS 2. It involves celebrities without singing ability needing to sing…

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…

NBC has announced a new special, “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love,” to pay tribute to the comedy icon on her birthday. Taking place at the Avalon Hollywood, the two-hour special will bring together Burnett’s friends, colleagues and admirers with personal tributes and musical performances. “I’m so excited…

Fox has released a first look at the upcoming special, “TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy,” which premieres Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. PT on the network. The all-new special will look into the death of Lisa Marie Presley, the musician and only child of Elvis Presley, who died on…

Alexandria Bombach, the director of the Indigo Girls documentary “It’s Only Life After All,”  discovered the band when she was 12 years old — and as a pre-teen whose parents had recently divorced, Bombach found solace in the folk-rock duo’s lyrics. At that point, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo…

Netflix has unveiled its 2023 movie preview, which includes Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s whodunit sequel “Murder Mystery 2,” Zack Snyder’s space epic “Rebel Moon,” director David Fincher’s assassin thriller “The Killer” and at least 30 other films. It’s a smaller — though still staggering — output compared to previous…