Oscars

DMZ: What Can Fans Expect from Ava DuVernay’s New DC Comics Series on HBO Max?

With an influx of surprises, reveals and debuted footage at DC FanDome, fans received a first-look at Ava DuVernay and Robert Patino’s upcoming HBO Max series, DMZ, starring…

Hear Two Tracks From Netflix’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ Score by Jonny Greenwood (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety can exclusive debut two of the ominous tracks from Netflix’s highly anticipated film “The Power of the Dog,” one of the leading contenders for the Oscars this…

15 Saddest Movies That Are Certified Tearjerkers

As a vehicle for emotion, few other media are as powerful as the moving image. We turn to comedy movies to make us laugh, horror movies to make…

Everything We Know About the New IATSE Contract

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is beginning to roll out more details of its tentative contract with major film and television studios to its members, as…

Barbra Streisand to Fund UCLA Research Institute About Social Issues

Barbra Streisand is funding a UCLA research institute to tackle a broad range of social issues. Housed in UCLA’s division of Social Sciences, the institute bearing her name…

‘Belfast’ Wins Top Prize at Middleburg Film Festival

Current best picture frontrunner “Belfast” has scooped the top prize at the Middleburg Film Festival. Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city…

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson to Step Down When Contract Ends in 2023

After a decade as CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson announced Monday that her current term will be her last. Hudson joined…

Black Bear Hires Veteran Producer and Manager Keith Redmon (EXCLUSIVE)

Keith Redmon has joined Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures as a partner. He’s being tasked with heading up Black Bear Global, a newly created division which will focus…

Billy Porter trashes Vogue over Harry Styles dress cover

The actor — who has rocked frocks on the red carpet for several years — is hitting out at Vogue for the groundbreaking cover.

Austrian Oscar Entry ‘Great Freedom’ Debuts International Trailer, Latest Buyers Revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading arthouse sales agency The Match Factory has debuted the international trailer (see below) for the gripping, tender-hearted prison drama “Great Freedom,” which won the Jury Prize in…

‘We’re Too Good For This’ Director, Cast on Playing Deaf, Disabled Drug Dealers – London Film Festival

When a friend told director, writer and actor Missy Malek about a real-life group of disabled drug dealers operating in London, Malek instantly knew she had the makings…

Shorts International Pacts With Rakuten TV for European Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Shorts International, owner of ShortsTV, has struck a deal with Rakuten TV to roll out the Shorts and Cortos channels across Europe. The free-to-view advertising supported short film…