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Steven Spielberg’s Semi-Autobiographical Drama ‘The Fabelmans’ Sets Thanksgiving 2022 Release Date

Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans,” a movie loosely based on the filmmaker’s childhood, will debut in theaters around next Thanksgiving. The film, from Universal Pictures and Amblin,…

French Film Executive Eric Lagesse on His Connection With Arab Cinema, State of the Arthouse Sector

Eric Lagesse, the CEO/president of Paris-based arthouse distributor and world sales outfit Pyramide Films, received the Industry Tribute Award at Cairo Film Festival on Friday. Variety spoke with…

George Clooney Turned Down $35 Million for One Day’s Work

George Clooney turned down an offer of $35 million for a day’s work for an airline commercial, the star revealed to the U.K.’s The Guardian newspaper. In an…

Ross Golan’s ‘And the Writer Is’ Podcast Marks 150th Show With Clear-Eyed View on Songwriters’ Challenges, Diversity

As the songwriter of multiplatinum hits for Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, One Direction and Demi Lovato, among many others, Ross Golan’s schedule was already full when he started his podcast,…

Leonardo Aranguibel Talks Star Plus, Post-Pandemic OTT Predictions

Leonardo Aranguibel, VP of productions & development for The Walt Disney Company LatAm, joined moderator Nicolás Smirnoff, director of Prensario International, on Tuesday afternoon to discuss OTT platforms,…

Meikincine Swoops on International Rights to Mariano Biasin’s Ventana Sur Title ‘Sublime’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Buenos Aires-based sales agency Meikincine has acquired the international rights to “Sublime,” the first feature film from Argentine director Mariano Biasin, A coming-of-age drama, the title screened at…

Netflix, ESPotlight Project Pitch Contests at Ventana Sur’s SoloSerieS: Finalists Vying for the Top Prizes

“Now, we’re producing over 100 projects, we’ve calculated we’ll be working on nearly 130 projects next year to supply both our platform networks,” The Walt Disney Company LatAm’s…

Diversify the Stage Organization Rolls Out Inclusivity Pledge for Music’s Touring Industry

Diversify the Stage, an organization formed to promote inclusivity in the touring industry, is rolling out an “Inclusion Initiative” today that the group hopes to have companies and…

How the Middle East Has Enticed Hollywood With Stunning Locales and Generous Incentives

When Denis Villeneuve got the thumbs up from Warner Bros. and Legendary to shoot “Dune,” he knew he was headed back to the Middle East. Specifically, to the…

Gotham Awards Predictions: Will Netflix Rule Both Sides of Film and TV With ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘Squid Game’?

The Gotham Awards will be the first awards body on the independent circuit to choose its winners for the year on Monday. On the film side, two Netflix…

‘Eat Your Catfish’ Review: A Family Is Divided by ALS in an Uncompromising, Emotionally Raw Documentary

A close-quarters study of the daily trials of living with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease — co-directed by the patient’s son with equal parts adoration and despairing frustration…

‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas’ Director on Feuding Neighbors, Holiday Lights and the U.S. Political Divide

Seven years ago, thousands of people descended upon Jeremy and Kristy Morris’ “Christmas House” in suburban Idaho, where holiday lights, a camel and a 35-member choir singing carols…