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‘Ridley Road’ Sells Wide for Studiocanal – Global Bulletin

SALES Studiocanal has sold a raft of global territories on four-part thriller drama series “Ridley Road.” Created by Studiocanal’s Red Production Company, commissioned for BBC One and co-produced…

Mexican Director Joaquin del Paso’s ‘The Hole in the Fence’ Scores Cairo Film Festival’s Golden Pyramid

Mexican director Joaquin del Paso’s coming-of-age drama “The Hole in the Fence,” set in an all-male religious camp in rural Mexico, scored the Cairo Film Festival’s top prize,…

Edgar Wright on Shooting ‘Sparks’ and Making 1960s Britpop Scary in ‘Last Night in Soho’

No one in the film world had a Year in Music quite like Edgar Wright. Almost right on the heels of “The Sparks Brothers,” his documentary tribute to…

Oscar Hopeful Ameer Fakher Eldin Reteams With Red Balloon, Fresco Films for Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Germany’s Red Balloon Film and Palestine’s Fresco Films have boarded director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s second film “Nothing of Nothing Remains.” The film is part of a trilogy building…

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Leads Another Quiet Weekend at Box Office

Without any new releases to pose a threat, Disney’s animated musical fable “Encanto” has again notched the No. 1 spot on domestic box office charts. In its second…

Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch Unites Music Industry Insiders to Celebrate the Soundtrack of 2021: ‘We Dreamed of Moments Like This’

Jack Harlow told tales of being in second grade. Lil Nas X admitted he “had a lot of fun pissing people off” this year. BTS sent their regards…

Ventana Sur: Major Highlights of the Just-Wrapped Edition from Netflix to Brazil and Major Deals

As new COVID protocols bedeviled travel to the U.K. and other parts of Europe, 3,000 lucky souls, including several hundred execs from Europe, were able to enjoy summer…

Saudi Multi-Hyphenate Hisham Fageeh on How Hollywood Mentoring Can Help Arab TV

Saudi Arabian stand up comedian, actor, writer and producer Hisham Fageeh in 2013 posted a satirical video on YouTube titled “No Woman, No Drive” that became the country’s…

How to Watch Variety’s Hitmakers Event Featuring BTS, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and More

Variety‘s annual Hitmakers event, presented by Peacock and comedy series “Girls5eva,” takes place Dec. 2, returning to an in-person red carpet and invite-only brunch after last year’s virtual…

Riz Ahmed Boards Dina Amer’s ‘You Resemble Me’ as Executive Producer Ahead of its Middle East-North Africa Region Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Riz Ahmed has boarded Egyptian-American director Dina Amer’s “You Resemble Me,” a bold exploration of the roots of Islamic radicalization through the story of Hasna Aït Boulahcen –…

New mockumentary-style series ‘Abbott Elementary’ gets a good grade

“Abbott Elementary” is a late arrival to ABC’s fall schedule — and it makes a strong case to stick around in primetime for a while. The mockumentary-style comedy, written by and starring Quinta Brunson (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”), revolves around life at an inner-city elementary school in Brunson’s native city of Philadelphia — notably…

The Best Pop Culture Jigsaw Puzzles to Gift This Year: Kacey Musgraves, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and More

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