Representation

Brandy and Whitney Houston’s ‘Cinderella’ Cast to Reunite for New ABC Special

Grab your glass slippers — “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is coming back to TV. In celebration of the beloved fairytale musical’s 25th anniversary, ABC will air a special…

Endeavor Posts Q2 Profit as Sports, Live Events, Talent Representation Units See Gains

Endeavor delivered strong second quarter earnings on Thursday with wind at the back of its sports, live events and talent representation operations. The company that is home to…

Emmy Predictions: Comedy Series – Could ‘Abbott Elementary’ Go the Distance?

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

Jillian Bell Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor and comedian Jillian Bell has signed with CAA for representation. Bell is best known for comedic hits such as “Idiotsitter,” the Comedy Central series which she created…

Alief Swoops on Santiago Fillol’s Locarno Competition Title ‘Matadero’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company Alief has swooped on international sales rights to horror-political thriller “Matadero” (“Slaughterhouse”), the awaited fiction feature debut of Argentina’s Santiago Fillol, co-scribe on Oliver Laxe’s Cannes…

Endeavor to Sell Diamond Baseball Holdings to Silver Lake

Endeavor has set a deal to sell its Diamond Baseball Holdings company to private equity firm Silver Lake, which is the majority owner of Endeavor. Under Endeavor, DBH…

New York Film Festival Unveils 2022 Slate, With New Movies From Claire Denis, Kelly Reichardt and Paul Schrader

New movies from directors Claire Denis, Park Chan-wook, Ruben Östlund, Kelly Reichardt and Paul Schrader will play at the 60th New York Film Festival, which is running from…

‘Prey’ Commended by ‘Predator’ Star Jesse Ventura: ‘Great, Great Film’

Jesse Ventura thinks “Prey” star Amber Midthunder “ain’t got time to bleed.” The actor, who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1987 “Predator,” expressed his praise for…

How ‘Batgirl’ Axing and James Franco’s Castro Casting Highlight Hollywood’s Persistent Erasure of Latinos (Column)

It wasn’t a great week for Latinos in Hollywood, but I’m sure many of you knew that already. Between Warner Bros. axing the release of “Batgirl” starring Leslie…

‘Prey’ Star Dakota Beavers Talks Upending Traditional Native Representation in His First Acting Role

“Prey” may be an entry in the “Predator” saga, but it stands on its own by taking on-screen representation to the next level. In his first-ever acting role,…

‘The Walking Dead’ Outfit Circle of Confusion Boards Carte Blanche, Roadmap Screenwriting Competition (EXCLUSIVE)

Circle of Confusion, the talent management and production company behind “The Walking Dead,” has joined production and finance outfit Carte Blanche and Roadmap Writers’ genre screenwriting competition. Josh…

Haugesund Head Tonje Hardersen: “We’ve Had More Films to Choose From Than Ever Before”

For its 50th edition unspooling Aug. 20-26, Norway’s top film event, the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, will be treating its 400-plus international guests and local audiences with…