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Chile’s Roberto Doveris Revs Up Production on Camila José Donoso’s Docu-Fiction ‘Antitropical’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Camila José Donoso (“Naomi Campbel”) is gearing up to shoot her fourth pic, “Antitropical,” with Roberto Doveris’ Niña Niño Films producing. The docu-fiction hybrid will be filmed much…

For Cherien Dabis, the Emmy-Nominated Palestinian American Director of ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Storytelling Is a Matter of Survival

When I was offered the opportunity to direct the “Only Murders in the Building” episode “The Boy From 6B,” which focuses on the story of a deaf character,…

‘Dr. Phil’ Lays Off 25 Staffers As the Daytime Talk Show Returns For Season 21 (EXCLUSIVE)

“Dr. Phil” is downsizing. The long-running daytime talk show, which returns in September for its 21st season, resumed production this month with 25 fewer staffers. The employees, who…

D’Arcy Carden’s Grand Slam: How ‘The Good Place’ Star Reinvented Herself for ‘A League of Their Own’

Growing up, D’Arcy Carden had three career aspirations: “rock star, actress, baseball player.”  Of course, she’s already seen success as an actor with memorable roles as Janet in…

‘Friends’ star Lisa Kudrow: We had ‘no business’ writing about people of color

“For shows especially, when it’s going to be a comedy that’s character-driven, you write what you know,” she said in a new interview.

How to watch the new ‘A League of Their Own’ TV series

Will the new TV show knock it out of the park? Watch now to find out.

Nichelle Nichols: A ‘Star Trek’ Pioneer Who Overcame the Racial Biases of Her Era

When a major entertainment industry figure dies, I make a point of searching Variety’s archives to find the person’s first appearance in our pages. The timing and context…

Patton Oswalt Talks ‘I Love My Dad,’ Cringe Comedy and Cancel Culture

Patton Oswalt is OK with making you squirm. After all, the actor and comic once performed a number called “The Cringe” on an episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” a…

‘Devotion’ Trailer With Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell; Sundance Institute Launches Latine Fellowship – Film News in Brief

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell are taking off in the official trailer for “Devotion,” the new drama set to release this Thanksgiving. Based on the nonfiction book by…

Jo Koy on the ‘Easter Sunday’ Scene that Made Him Cry and ABC’s Decision to Reject His TV Show

Jo Koy’s upcoming film “Easter Sunday,” out on Aug. 5, is a dream come true for the comedian in more ways than one. For years, Jo Koy has…

Locarno Open Doors 2022: Projects, Highlights, Trends

Modern-day production in Argentina lifted off from its new Argentine Cinema, born over 1991-95, in Brazil with Walter Salles’ 1998 “Central Station,” in Mexico from Carlos Reygadas’ 2002…

‘Paper Girls’ stars talk ‘80s sci-fi show and ‘Stranger Things’ comparisons

Set in 1988, the story follows four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls in small-town Ohio who have a run in with warring factions of time travelers.