Taika Waititi

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Surprise Success of ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical mind behind “Hamilton,” “In the Heights” and “Encanto,” has unexpectedly found himself as one of the most successful songwriters in recent Broadway history —…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

Daniel Craig’s Belvedere Vodka Commercial Is a State-of-the-Art Display of a Movie Star Changing Up His Image

If the new Belvedere Vodka commercial, starring Daniel Craig and directed by Taika Waititi, were a scene out of Craig’s latest film, it would be the best scene…

Anonymous Content Launches Sales, Finance Division AC Independent (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading management and production house Anonymous Content (“Spotlight,” “The Revenant”) has launched a sales and finance division, AC Independent.  Nick Shumaker, who joined Anonymous Content from UTA last…

Rita Ora, Taika Waititi to Host MTV EMAs in Dusseldorf

Singer-wongwriter Rita Ora and Oscar and Grammy-winning writer, director and actor Taika Waititi will host the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) 2022. The awards will broadcast live from…

‘Star Wars’ Movie in the Works From Damon Lindelof, ‘Ms. Marvel’s’ Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Eyed to Direct

Damon Lindelof is going to a galaxy far, far away — or, at least, he’s well on his way there. The co-creator of “Lost” and Emmy-winning executive producer of…

Taika Waititi’s ‘Time Bandits’ Series at Apple Sets Main Cast, Including Lisa Kudrow and Charlene Yi

The “Time Bandits” TV series at Apple from Taika Waititi has found its main cast, Variety has learned. Joining the series are: Lisa Kudrow (“Friends,” “The Comeback” as…