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‘Rust’ Producer Backing Indie Film With Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek (EXCLUSIVE)

A producer on “Rust” is backing another independent film, “Sam & Kate,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek, which is set to begin production early next year. Ryan…

Music Agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan, Buster Philipps Exit WME, Bound for UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

WME music agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan and Buster Philipps have left the agency and are bound for UTA, sources tell Variety. The news follows the exit of…

UTA Names Scott Clayton Co-Head of Global Music

As expected, veteran agent Scott Clayton, who left his role as co-head of music at WME late last month, has joined UTA as co-head of its global music…

Has Halsey Settled Into a Grammy Genre?

Even from an artist known for constant reinvention, Halsey turned plenty of industry heads with the June 29 announcement that Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross…

Redbox Taps Lionsgate to Distribute Original Films, Licenses Studio Library Titles for Free Streaming Services

Redbox, whose core business remains renting DVDs from kiosks across the U.S., is upsizing its ambitions in the original movie biz as well as expanding its free, ad-supported…

SiriusXM and Podcast Studio Audio Up Partner for Creative, Strategic Alliance

Audio Up, the podcast production studio founded in 2020 by audio innovator Jared Gutstadt, has entered into a creative programming and strategic agreement with SiriusXM which will see…

Stephen King’s ‘Strawberry Spring’ Podcast Enlists Poo Bear for Original Song, Score

When it comes to music, the podcast sector remains in a grey area of licensing, waffling between being editorial or educational products (allowing for short snippets of songs…

Logan Paul and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Barbs After Controversial Late Night Joke

Logan Paul and Jimmy Kimmel are just not getting along very well this week. Back in 2017, Paul appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, at the…

Conor McGregor hypes Netflix docuseries for Christmas: ‘I’m Santy’

Controversial UFC fighter Conor McGregor has confirmed that he has teamed up with Netflix to produce a series about his life with the first episode slated for winter.

Meet All 48 Producers on Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Guess how many producers worked on Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”? Now, guess again. The list of credited producers runs to four dozen — a reflection of the hit…

VMAs 2021 ratings: Down on viewers, up on buzz

The ratings of the 2021 VMAs on MTV plummeted 17% in the key age group of audiences between the ages of 18 and 49.

Was Lil Nas X referencing ‘SpongeBob’ during his VMAs performance?

Nautical nonsense be something fans are wishing upon Lil Nas X.