Representation

‘Sex Lives of College Girls’ Star Reneé Rapp Signs With WME

Reneé Rapp has signed with WME for agency representation in all areas. Rapp is an actor and singer is best known for her role in Mindy Kaling’s “The…

‘Woman King’ Leads Big-Budget Shoots in South Africa as Country Sees Production Boom

A host of big-budget studio productions, including Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 7” and Viola Davis’ historical epic “The Woman King,” has given a boost to South Africa’s locations industry,…

‘Strange World’ Crew on the Film’s Jules Verne Nod, the Environment and Queer Representation

“Strange World” director Don Hall was thinking about his children and the world they would inherit when he got the idea for Disney’s latest animated feature. Hall, whose…

Buenos Aires’ Compañía de Cine Swoops on Gender Doc ‘The Way You See Me’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Buenos Aires-based Compañía de Cine (“Lemebel”) has secured world sales rights for director M Sin Título’s absorbing queer documentary “The Way You See Me” (“Como Tú Me Ves”).…

Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu slams Quentin Tarantino’s Marvel criticism

Taking to Twitter, Liu aired his frustrations out at the famed director and Martin Scorsese for slamming Marvel.

Mike White and ‘The White Lotus’ Stars Break Down That Jaw-Dropping Twist: I Want to ‘Make Gay Sex Transgressive Again’

SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers up to Episode 5 of “The White Lotus,” airing Sundays on HBO and streaming on HBO Max. Season 1 of “The White Lotus”…

Emma Corrin ‘Hopes for a Future’ With Gender-Neutral Acting Categories at Awards Shows

Emma Corrin, the English actor who embodied Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales in Season 4 of Netflix’s “The Crown,” called for genderless categories at major entertainment awards…

‘The Crown’ star Emma Corrin calls for gender-neutral award shows

According to the “My Policeman” star — who came out as non-binary in July of 2021 — it is time for award shows to start merging the “best actor” and “best actress” categories.

Tom Petty Bandmate and Producer Look Back at a Unique Concert Run That Makes ‘Live at the Fillmore’ One of Rock’s Best Live Albums

If you want to say that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Live at The Fillmore (1997)” is one of the best live rock albums ever, you could also…

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2022

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle…

New Pavilion Format Welcomed by Film Bazaar Participants

With every passing edition, Film Bazaar leaves behind its origins as a project matching event and becomes more like a full-service market. The new stretch of waterfront pavilions…

Lizzo Previews New Year’s Concert Special and Revealing ‘Love, Lizzo’ Documentary: ‘I’m Nervous… but I Can’t Care Anymore’

After her No. 1 single “About Damn Time” was touted among the songs of the summer, Lizzo is now staking her claim on the holiday season. The Grammy…