Visual Effects

‘Event Horizon’ at 25: Paul W.S. Anderson Recalls Paramount Fearing His Horror Film Slandered ‘Star Trek’

When Paramount got its first look at a cut of “Event Horizon” in 1997, some studio executives thought that director Paul W.S. Anderson had made a film so…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Big Steppers’ Tour Takes Performance Art to New Heights: Concert Review

In the decades since hip-hop’s conception, artists have taken transformative steps when it comes to communicating stories. While the genre has invariably been tethered to innovation and multiple…

‘Book of Boba Fett’s’ Stunt Coordinator Rode an Animatronic the ‘Size of an Elephant’ for Final Episode

JJ Dashnaw, the Emmy-nominated stunt coordinator on the Disney+ show “The Book of Boba Fett,” wasn’t a big fan of “Star Wars” before his work on the series.…

How (and Why) Neil Gaiman Finally Adapted ‘The Sandman’ for TV ‘After Three Decades of Stopping Bad’ Versions

Neil Gaiman didn’t have to do it. He could have left well enough alone. After 30 years of successfully shutting down every “bad” attempt to adapt his best-selling…

‘Moon Man’ $130 Million Opening Puts China Box Office in New Orbit

Sci-fi-comedy “Moon Man” rocketed to a $130 million opening weekend and helped the China box office to escape gravity. Data from consultancy Artisan Gateway showed that the film…

Industrial Light and Magic’s Senior VP on How the VFX House is Changing the Filmmaking Game

Disney+’s new six-part series “Light & Magic” takes audiences inside the magic and history of Industrial Light & Magic, starting with George Lucas’ vision for “Star Wars” and…

ILM’s StageCraft and ARRI Among Engineering Emmy Awards Recipients

Industrial Light and Magic’s StageCraft suite of virtual production tools and ARRI were among the recipients of this year’s Engineering, Science and Technology Emmy Awards. The Television Academy…

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor – Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Whale’ and Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Son’ Among Most Anticipated Performances

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…

‘Stranger Things’ Editors Reveal VFX Secrets Behind the Show

“Stranger Things” is one of the most visual effects heavy show on television — the recent season 4 finale featured more VFX shots than the entire third season…

Awards HQ July 25: The Emmy Nomination Viewership Bump; Which Categories Will Appear at Each Emmy Ceremony; More!

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: Why the TV Academy Sidestepped Debate Over Corporate Bragging Rights With This Year’s Emmys It was the Television Academy’s version of “if you kids don’t…

How ‘Nope’ Found Inspiration in Everything From ‘Heaven’s Gate’ to ‘Full House’ to the Deep Sea

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen “Nope,” now in theaters. Jordan Peele’s latest film “Nope” is set on the outskirts of Hollywood, focusing on people…

Variety Announces Inaugural 10 Artisans to Watch at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Variety will publish its inaugural 10 Artisans to Watch list on October 19. Those selected to be on the list will be invited to attend an exclusive event…