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Spain’s Vertice 360 Expands Theatrical Distribution Operations to 35 Countries (EXCLUSIVE)

Vértice 360, one of Spain’s top indie production-distribution companies, is expanding operations to Latin America, Italy and Portugal, as fruit of its ambitious plan to become a reference…

Viola Davis says director called her by his maid’s name: ‘I knew him for 10 years’

The Oscar, Tony and Emmy winner is NOT the help. Davis made the bombshell revelation Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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…

Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes With a Show of Support for Ukrainian Filmmakers

In the days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, organizers of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival quickly shifted gears to offer whatever support they could.…

Paapa Essiedu on Alex Garland’s Hugely Divisive ‘Men’ and Attending the ‘Pretty Weird’ Met Gala

Paapa Essiedu has appeared in fare as varied as Michaela Coel’s critically acclaimed drama “I May Destroy You” and crime series “Gangs of London” but his latest turn,…

The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of Upfronts Week 2022

That’s all, folks. The TV industry’s return to in-person upfront presentations across Manhattan concluded Thursday with the joyful sound of Stevie Wonder rocking “Superstitution” at the CW’s New…

‘Daredevil’ Disney+ Series in the Works With Matt Corman, Chris Ord Set to Write (EXCLUSIVE)

A new “Daredevil” series is moving forward at Disney+, with Variety having exclusively learned from sources that Matt Corman and Chris Ord are attached to write and executive produce.…

TV Shows Take a Back Seat as Upfronts Focus on New Ad Tech

TV used to be about shows. Now, based on many of the industry’s glitzy upfront presentations that took place this week, it’s all about algorithms. At show after…

Variety Rocks Croisette With Welcome to Cannes Party

The Variety Welcome to Cannes party at the Unifrance terrace was the place to be on Thursday afternoon, with guests including Eva Longoria, Sony Pictures Classics’ Tom Bernard…

‘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…

‘Central Park Karen’ birdwatcher Christian Cooper lands new TV series

The black bird enthusiast was accosted by a white woman in 2020.

CW Boss Mark Pedowitz on Future of DC Shows at Network: ‘We’re Staying in the Superhero Business’

The CW chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz reassured DC fans that the network plans to continue making superhero shows despite recent events. “[We’re] staying in the superhero business,”…