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Alejandro Inarritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, Legendary Team on Virtual Reality Short Film

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After four years of development, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is commencing work on an experimental virtual reality short film to be produced and financed by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s recently established Immersive Entertainment division, will build the virtual world and characters. Iñárritu and frequent collaborator cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will experiment for their first… Read more »

Hollywood Execs Honor Michael De Luca at Shalva Inaugural Gala

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As global nonprofit Shalva honored longtime showbiz exec and producer Michael De Luca for his work in the Jewish community, the running joke for the evening was his disservice of sorts for producing the 2008 Adam Sandler comedy “The Love Guru.”  Even the evenings emcee, Jeremy Garelick, noted that his roasts on the night’s honoree went a tad overboard. “Tonight… Read more »

Amazon Introduces New Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Control

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Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade in time for the holiday shopping season: The company will start shipping a new Fire TV Stick with a more powerful processor and a remote control with microphone for voice input on October 20. The new Fire TV Stick pretty much looks like last year’s model,… Read more »

Mike Colter on What Sets ‘Luke Cage’ Apart From the Rest of the ‘Defenders’

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After scene-stealing turns in “The Good Wife,” “The Following,” and “Jessica Jones,” Mike Colter has long seemed destined for leading-man status.  He’ll finally get his chance Sept. 30, when Netflix releases “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” in which Colter stars as a reluctant hero with invulnerable skin. Has your life changed much since being cast as Luke… Read more »

‘The Mindy Project’ All 5 Seasons Coming to VH1, Freeform Under NBCU Syndication Deal

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“The Mindy Project” is coming to cable: Syndication rights to the Mindy Kaling comedy have been acquired by Viacom’s VH1 and Disney’s Freeform, via a pact with NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution. In an unconventional arrangement, Hulu will continue to hold subscription-streaming rights to all five seasons of the single-camera comedy, with the 14-episode fifth installment of “The… Read more »

Filmmakers Explain Why They Love Working in New York

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Despite the high costs, the crowds, and the congestion, New York City continues to be one of the world’s top production destinations. In 2015, a whopping $8.7 billion was spent on filmed production in the city. A robust Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment provides rebates and marketing assistance. The streets may be jammed with… Read more »

Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees

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The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards, which honor excellence and innovation in entertainment technology. Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards spotlight outstanding achievement in editing, sound, visual effects and color grading for work in television, commercials, and feature films. The winners of the 11th Annual HPA Awards will… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of Variety’s Cover Shoot With ‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda

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On the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s death, Lin-Manuel Miranda visited downtown Manhattan’s Trinity Church to pay his respects at Hamilton’s grave — and also to do the photo shoot for the cover story of Variety‘s Gotham Issue. Take a look behind the scenes, and hear Miranda on “Hamilton” fame, what keeps him centered, and why he might… Read more »

The Weird Science of Marketing HBO’s ‘Westworld’

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With “Game of Thrones,” HBO wove dragons, swordfights, and blood magic into a demographic-crossing television hit. Now it hopes to do the same with robot cowboys and mad scientists. Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film about a theme park filled with thinking, human-like machines gone haywire, “Westworld” premieres Oct. 2 on the premium cabler. Humongous… Read more »

John Krasinski Producing Family Comedy ‘My Bad Parent’ at Fox (EXCLUSIVE)

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John Krasinski is working his producing chops. “The Office” alum and new “Jack Ryan” is attached to executive produce “My Bad Parent,” a comedy series that has landed a script plus penalty commitment at Fox, Variety has learned. From “Family Guy” writer Alex Carter, “My Bad Parent” is inspired by the book and blog of the same… Read more »

Angelina Jolie Rents Malibu House From ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer

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OWNER: Bryan Singer RENTER: Angelina Jolie LOCATION: Malibu, CA SIZE: 4,409 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms plus 1-bed/1-bath guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Within days of news that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ reported that the Oscar-winning “Maleficent” star packed up the couple’s half of a dozen children… Read more »