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Emmy Predictions: Directing (Drama Series) – Hwang Dong-hyuk and Ben Stiller Become Challengers to the ‘Succession’ Nominated Trio

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

Chile’s Sanfic Industria Bows Virtual Reality, Female Producers Lab Strands

Chilean industry forum Sanfic Industria bows its 11th edition with the launch of new virtual reality and women producers lab sections. Running Aug 11-19, Sanfic Industria will also…

‘Mack & Rita’ Review: Diane Keaton is a Millennial Misfit Embracing Granny Chic in a Confused Body-Swap Comedy

“Mack & Rita,” the third film by Sundance darling Katie Aselton, is a bewildering generational culture-war comedy that sides with every j’accuse that baby boomers hurl at millennials.…

Jill Biden to Introduce National Geographic’s ‘America’s National Parks’ (TV News Roundup)

First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden will be introducing National Geographic’s latest series “America’s National Parks,” set to premiere Aug. 29. Narrated by Garth Brooks,…

Ecuadorian Queer Drama ‘Ñusta’ Builds Latin American Production Partnerhips (EXCLUSIVE)

Ecuador-based producer Daniela Fuentes Moncada of Epopeya is introducing the introspective queer feature, “Ñusta,” as part of three regional films on her development slate at Locarno’s Producer’s Lab,…

Cannes Best Actor Winner Shahab Hosseini to Star in Mitra Tabrizian’s ‘The Far Mountains’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Shahab Hosseini, a Cannes best actor winner in 2016 for his layered, complex performance in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning “The Salesman,” is attached to star in “The Far Mountains,”…

‘ClayDream’ Review: A Lively Look at Stop-Motion Maestro Will Vinton for Vintage Toon Geeks

The book of Genesis contains two competing creation stories: There’s the one where an all-powerful deity conjures everything in six days, and the version where a more anthropomorphic…

‘Luck’ Review: The First Offering From John Lasseter’s New Studio Is a Mixed Bag

Full disclosure: I don’t believe in luck, but I do believe that “Luck” — the first feature-length toon from David Ellison-backed Skydance Animation — represents a force for…

Ana de Armas to be Honored at Deauville – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL Ana de Armas will be honored with the Hollywood Rising-Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival (Sept. 2-11). After it debuts at Venice, her latest film…

George R.R. Martin skips ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere due to COVID

The “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” premieres on HBO Max in August.

George R.R. Martin Misses ‘House of the Dragon’ Premiere After Testing Positive for COVID-19

George R.R. Martin was a no-show at Wednesday evening’s Los Angeles premiere of “House of the Dragon,” HBO’s new “Game of Thrones” spinoff series. The author and creator…

Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Defends Six-Year Gap Between ‘Avengers’ Movies: They Must Cap an Entire Saga

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed at Comic-Con that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally get more “Avengers” movies with the 2025 releases of “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty”…