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Art critic Dave Hickey, lauded for ‘Air Guitar’ book, dead at 82

Dave Hickey, a prominent American art critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Siegfried & Roy to Norman Rockwell, has died.

ARRAY Releasing Acquires Sterlin Harjo’s ‘Love and Fury’ — Film News in Brief

ARRAY Releasing Acquires Sterlin Harjo’s ‘Love and Fury’ ARRAY Releasing, the distribution arm of Ava DuVernay’s Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective, announced its acquisition of award-winning filmmaker Sterlin…

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Netflix Live-Action Series Casts Its Uncle Iroh, Gyatso, and Commander Zhao

The “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series at Netflix has cast three key roles, with production on the series now underway. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (“Kim’s Convenience,” “The Mandalorian”)…

HBO documentary legend Sheila Nevins: Network boys ‘kicked me out the door’

HBO’s mega-successful, Oscar-winning exec Sheila Nevins reveals for the first time how the network boys club “kicked her out the door” — but she’s having the last laugh.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Final Talks to Star in and Produce MGM’s ‘Jim Jones’ Movie

Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is in final talks to play religious cult leader Jim Jones in MGM’s upcoming feature, written by Scott Rosenberg, Variety has confirmed. Jones was behind the November…

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Netflix Live-Action Series Casts Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai

Daniel Dae Kim is joining the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series at Netflix, Variety has confirmed. He will appear in the role of Fire Lord Ozai. The…

WME Signs ‘Hunting Ghislane’ Podcast Producer Chalk & Blade, Jason Phipps Joins as Head of Content (EXCLUSIVE)

Chalk & Blade, the London-based production company behind the hit “Hunting Ghislane” podcast, which is soon to become a TV drama, has signed with talent agency WME. In…

This Is How Trey Parker and Matt Stone Came Up with South Park

South Park, the hilarious and boundaries-pushing animated sitcom, first started airing on Comedy Central in 1997. But where did the idea come from? What led up to the…

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…

Ben Stiller Signs With UTA

Emmy- and DGA award-winning actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller has signed with UTA for representation in all areas. The multi-hyphenate entertainer has earned nearly $3 billion at the…

Steve Carell to Star in FX Limited Series ‘The Patient’ From ‘The Americans’ Duo Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg

Steve Carell is set to star in the limited series “The Patient” at FX, which hails from “The Americans” team Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg. FX has ordered…

Conde Nast Hires Ex-Stitcher Content Chief Chris Bannon as Head of Global Audio

Condé Nast Entertainment announced that it hired Chris Bannon, a 25-year audio programming development and production, as senior VP, head of global audio. Most recently, Bannon served as…