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Amazon Restructures MGM TV’s Scripted Division, Folds Orion Television Into Studio

Amazon has restructured leadership operations at MGM Television’s scripted department amid a continuous overhaul of the studio, 10 months after the tech giant closed its $8.5 billion acquisition…

AMPTP Taps Scott Rowe to Lead Communications as Hollywood Labor Talks Loom

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has tapped industry veteran Scott Rowe to lead communications for the collective bargaining entity that represents Hollywood’s major studios. Rowe’s…

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Returns to Theaters for Limited Re-Release

“Top Gun: Maverick” is flying back into theaters in time for the holidays. Paramount is re-releasing the blockbuster sequel on the big screen, including select premium large formats…

Metro Boomin Previews ‘Heroes & Villians’ With Fiery Short Film Featuring Morgan Freeman, LaKeith Stanfield, Young Thug and Gunna

Metro Boomin has delivered the first look at his highly anticipated sophomore album “Heroes & Villains,” slated for release this upcoming Friday (Dec. 2), with a short film…

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Promotes Amy Homma to Chief Audience Officer – Film News in Brief

Long-time Academy Museum of Motion Pictures executive Amy Homma was promoted to Chief Audience Officer Nov. 28, Director and President of the Academy Museum Jacqueline Stewart announced. “Amy…

‘Three Pines’ Amplifies Indigenous Voices in Cinematic First Season Louise Penny Fans Will Love: TV Review

Adapting a beloved book series into a television show that doesn’t lose the author’s carefully crafted nuance is a tough job. Doing so while expanding upon that world…

‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1923’ Casts Peter Stormare, Tim Dekay, Amelia Rico in Recurring Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Yellowstone” prequel series “1923” at Paramount+ has added three actors in recurring roles, Variety has learned exclusively. Peter Stormare, Tim Dekay, and Amelia Rico are now set…

MGM+ Picks Up Limited Series ‘A Spy Among Friends’ from ITV Studios

MGM+, the linear channel and streaming service previously known as Epix, has picked up crime drama “A Spy Among Friends.” The British limited series was commissioned by ITV…

Red Carpet, Beetlefilm, Ilmatic Film Group Team On Italian Genre Pic ‘Resvrgis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rome-based Ilmatic Film Group (“Santa Lucia,” “Fourth Grade”) has teamed with Red Carpet-ILBE Group and Beetlefilm, to co-produce “Resvrgis,” director Francesco Carnesecchi upcoming genre feature. Unveiled during Locarno’s…

‘The Bridge’ Star Sofia Helin Signs First Look Deal with Nordic Drama Queens

Swedish star Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”) has signed a multi-year first look deal with Scandinavian production company Nordic Drama Queens to exclusively co-develop a slate of film and…

‘Woman King’ Leads Big-Budget Shoots in South Africa as Country Sees Production Boom

A host of big-budget studio productions, including Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 7” and Viola Davis’ historical epic “The Woman King,” has given a boost to South Africa’s locations industry,…

Peru Undergoes Production Landscape Upgrade as ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,’ ‘Moon Heart’ Shoots Raise Profile of the Country

Peru as a filming location can be viewed before and after the making of “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” where a good chunk of the seventh iteration in…