Power

Fifteen additional work-in-progress films are set to join the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) that takes place next month alongside the FilMart rights market. They join 28 previously announced in-development projects. The 21st edition of HAF runs March 13-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre…

Daniel Dae Kim will star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the graphic novel “Butterfly” currently in development at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively. The project is described as a character-driven spy thriller. Per the official logline, the series centers on “David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic, highly unpredictable…

Tomorrow x Together have landed their first No. 1 album with the debut of “The Name Chapter: Temptation,” a collection of funky pop with lyrics in both English and Korean. Logging the equvalent of 152,000 album sales in the U.S., the five-song EP scored the largest sales week for any…

Now in its thirteenth season, the ‘RHONJ’ are a rotating cast of women vying for power in the privileged wilderness of the Garden State where macro aggressions, mega mansions and unabashed camp and rampant rage run amuck.

From the Sicilian terraces of the Four Seasons to the asphalt tailgate parties of Phoenix, Emmy-winning writer Mike White is headed to the Super Bowl. The former “Survivor’ contestant and “Enlightened” creator has delivered HBO a ratings and pop culture sensation with his dramedy “The White Lotus” for two seasons…

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, under new legislation that was released on Monday. The bill would make good on DeSantis’ promise last year to take over the district, after Disney criticized a state law that restricts instruction…

Wondrium is bringing a host of new names to its programming lineup including Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens, Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone, NPR host Ari Shapiro and TV producer/host Selema Masekela. The newest additions joins the streaming provider of nonfiction learning content lineup that also includes Bill Gates, Jonathan Adler, Sugar…

The fifth Joburg Film Festival wrapped Sunday night with the caper comedy “The Umbrella Men,” from homegrown director John Barker, a local premiere that cast and crew celebrated by promenading through Nelson Mandela Square with brightly colored parasols. Earlier in the week, the first edition of the JBX Content Market…

Stephanie Economou won the first Grammy ever awarded for video game music — one of four visual media categories awarded Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles. The music of Disney’s “Encanto” swept the three it was up for: best song for visual media, best score soundtrack and best compilation soundtrack.…

New York Times bestselling author turned TV creator Taiye Selasi captivated a packed theater at the Joburg Film Festival this week, acknowledging that the deck is stacked against Black female creators in Hollywood, but insisting that the power of African women remained in their ability to overcome any obstacle in…

With all of the challenges facing touring musicians in this post-pandemic world, environmental friendliness may not be a top-three priority for many. Yet touring takes an enormous toll on the environment, and musicians such as Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Lorde, Harry Styles, Guster and many others have been…

General Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup in Pakistan and supported the U.S. in the post 9/11 war on terror, died in Dubai on Feb. 5 after a long illness. He was 79. In June 2022, Musharraf’s family had revealed that he was suffering from amyloidosis, a…