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Variety Artisans: Calling the Shots at Fox NFL Sunday

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The NFL has been dealing with scandals around the way its players treat women. But the league could take a cue from “Fox NFL Sunday,” where the men on camera count on a woman to call the shots.

Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Engineering Excellence, Judges Award Winners

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MACOM, NVIDIA and the Wohler/Cinnafilm joint venture will receive the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Engineering Excellence Award, the org announced Tuesday. The HPA also named its Judges Award honorees: American Society of Cinematographers: Color Decision List (ASC CDL) and DigitalFilm Tree. The Engineering Excellence Award “spotlights companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity and… Read more »

Will the Word ‘Redskins’ Be Banned from Broadcast TV? FCC Weighs Action

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency is considering a petition to issue sanctions against broadcast stations that use the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington D.C.’s professional football team. In comments to reporters, Wheeler said that the FCC “will be looking at that petition, we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and… Read more »

Jayalalitha Jailing Sets Indian Filmworkers on Fast

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Film workers in Tamilnadu state in southern India are fasting in support of the state’s top pol, Jayalalitha, a former actress, who has been jailed on corruption charges in neighboring Karnataka state. Above- and below-the-line industryites participated in a daylong fast on Tuesday and theaters were closed in a show of support. No filming took… Read more »

‘Mixology’ Scribes Tapped to Pen ‘Gumball 3000′ Film for WB and Chernin (EXCLUSIVE)

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Warner Bros. and Chernin Entertainment look to have all engines running for “Gumball 3000,” their pic revolving around the famous race. Trey Kollmer and John Blickstead have come on to pen the script for the WB and Chernin co-production,  which is a comedic thriller based on the international road rally that covers 3000 miles of public roads. The… Read more »

Stevie Wonder to Serve as Grand Marshal of Hollywood Christmas Parade

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Stevie Wonder will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 83rd Hollywood Annual Christmas Parade, Associated Television Intl. has announced. Presented by the city of Los Angeles and Associated Television Intl., the Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will begin on the streets of Hollywood at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30,… Read more »

Hollywood Film Fest Announces Celebrate Hollywood Lineup

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Continuing with the re-launch of the Hollywood Film Festival, executive director Jon Fitzgerald has announced the Celebrate Hollywood lineup for this year’s festival, recognizing films that have been shot in Hollywood, or reference show business.  The 18th Annual Fest runs from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19. “Celebrate Hollywood provides opportunity to pay homage to the… Read more »

Watch: Liam Neeson in First Trailer for ‘Taken 3′

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Liam Neeson and his very particular set of skills are returning for the third installment of the “Taken” series, and 20th Century Fox released the debut trailer for the film Tuesday. Following the hostage-themed plots of “Taken” and “Taken 2,” “Taken 3” puts Neeson’s ex-operative character Bryan Mills in the eyes of the U.S. government… Read more »

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Actor Tony Revolori Joins Sony’s ‘Fifth Wave’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Following his breakout role as Zero in Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Tony Revolori has joined the cast of Sony’s sci-fi pic “The Fifth Wave” starring Chloe Grace Moretz. The pic also stars Nick Robinson and Alex Roe with J. Blakeson directing. GK Films topper Graham King is producing with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe… Read more »