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Canada Selects Four Debut Feature Length Films for Cannes Docs-in-Progress Showcase

New voices were given center stage at the Canada Docs-in-Progress Showcase, part of the Cannes Festival’s Film Market, with four first feature-length docs in the final stages of…

Spain’s ‘Still Life With Ghost,’ ‘Goat Girl,’ ‘The Remnants,’ ‘There Is Evil,’ Presented at Cannes’ Producers Network

Enrique Buleo’s “Still Life With Ghost,” Ana Asensio’s “The Goat Girl,” Gala Gracia’s “The Remnants of You” and Esteban Alenda Bros.’ “There Is Evil” are some of the…

‘House of Flowers’’ Paco Leon to Star in Alenda Brothers’ Thriller ‘There Is Evil’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paco León, one of Spain’s most prominent talents, is attached to star in thriller “Líbranos del mal” (“There Is Evil”), directed and produced by brothers José and César…

Animayo Wraps In-Person Edition with Double-Oscar Qualifying Honors

Starting this year, Spain’s Animayo Gran Canaria will places not one, but two animated short films in the running for an Oscars. Both the winner of Animayo’s International Jury…

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ Renewed for Season 6 at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

“Somebody Feed Phil” has been renewed for Season 6 at Netflix ahead of its fifth season premiere, Variety has learned exclusively. The five-episode “Somebody Feed Phil” Season 5,…

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra favored to win Eurovision music contest

Bookmakers have given Kalush Orchestra’s “Stefania” a 46 percent chance to win the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which has been televised across the continent annually since 1956.

‘Veneno’ Creators Los Javis, Movistar Plus Team for ‘La Mesias’

In an alignment of two of the most powerful forces in Spanish- language fiction, Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, creators of “Veneno” and producers of “Cardo,” have joined…

‘Bose,’ Paramount Plus’ Anticipated Miguel Bose Bioseries, Broken Down by its Creators and Stars

Standing in a secluded lane just off Madrid’s main motorway to North-West Spain, the chalet, with its well-trimmed garden, black slate roof and tall, spiked-fence wall, looks as…

‘Wrinkles’ Producer Manuel Cristobal Boards Mano Animation Studios’ Feature Project ‘The Glassworker’ (EXCLUSIVE)

After a two-and-a half year hiatus, renowned Spanish producer Manuel Cristobal has returned to toon production, joining the team behind animated feature project “The Glassworker,” directed by Usman…

Spain’s Animayo Ventures Into the Metaverse

Animayo Gran Canaria, Spain’s foremost Canary Islands-based animation festival, is venturing deep into the metaverse with experts in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) joining leading…

Wilco Re-embraces Country Music, After a Long Estrangement, on Forthcoming ‘Cruel Country’ Album

With Wilco’s first couple of albums in the mid-1990s, the band got saddled with an “alt-country” tag that was perhaps inevitable, especially coming out of the ruins of…

Retiring Showbiz Lawyer Joe Calabrese Looks Back on His Long Career in Entertainment Law

Joe Calabrese – a prominent member of the entertainment bar with multiple appearances in Variety’s Legal Impact Report – is retiring from legal practice and moving into a…