The Toronto International Film Festival

Dubai-based distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired Middle East and North Africa (MENA) rights to British-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil’s action-packed drama “A Gaza Weekend” ahead of its regional premiere at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival. Front Row, which is a prominent distributor of indie films in…

Steven Spielberg was set to present Michelle Williams with her performer tribute at Monday’s Gotham Awards but had to bow out because he has COVID. Variety learned “The Fabelmans” director had tested positive before the red carpet opened for the annual gala, but Paul Dano confirmed the news when he…

Swedish director Rojda Sekersöz has signed with CAA for representation. The writer and helmer most recently directed the Netflix coming-of-age series “Young Royals,” which debuted in July 2021 and quickly secured a Season 2 renewal just a couple of months later. The second season premiered earlier this month. Positioned as…

As ex-slaying, heartbreak tending, scarf rhapsodizing, self-deprecating Sagittarius Taylor Swift continues her domination of the world (and prepares to tour it), we’re doing an astrological deep dive into the lyrical marrow of her latest album, “Midnights.” As faceted as she is famous, Swift ultimately sings to and for every zodiac sign and in our estimation,…

Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys took out a binder of emails when questioning Jennifer Siebel Newsom regarding her testimony about being sexually assaulted by the fallen movie producer. The First Partner of California is a key witness in Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial, having accused Weinstein of rape. Throughout contentious and combative cross-examination,…

Pre-sale for tickets started Tuesday, while general sale begins Thursday.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom testified at Harvey Weinstein’s L.A. trial on Monday, becoming emotional from the moment she took her oath on the stand to share graphic details of her alleged sexual assault. Through heavy tears, Siebel Newsom alleged that she was raped by Weinstein in 2005, when she was an…

There’s no doubt that Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will prove to be a box office smash when it debuts in 4,300 North American theaters on Friday. But just how many tickets will the comic book sequel sell in its opening weekend? The answer, at least according to early…

Brendan Fraser’s highly-acclaimed comeback is front and center in the first trailer for “The Whale,” the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan”) and A24. “The Whale” follows Charlie (Fraser), an English teacher living with obesity who has decided to eat himself to death. His…

Kelly Sipherd, a former actor who briefly met Harvey Weinstein during the Toronto International Film Festival when she was 24 years old in the early 90’s, testified that she was sexually assaulted by the producer in 1991 and again in 2008. She told the jury that after Weinstein invited her…

A former actor cried on the stand when testifying that Harvey Weinstein assaulted her two times, decades apart, during the Toronto International Film Festival. The woman — identified by the court as “Kelly S.,” in order to protect her identity — went into graphic detail alleging Weinstein forced oral sex…

“We all just had a laugh, because that’s the best way to deal with it,” said Dawson.