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Super Bowl Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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Don’t have a TV? You can still watch the biggest event of the year online: CBS plans to live stream Super Bowl 50 on its website for free (Click here). The Panthers and Broncos will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday with CBS’ pregame coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET across all platforms. The CBS Sports app will also stream… Read more »

Google Spotlight Stories Debuts Trailer for ‘On Ice’ Virtual Reality Short

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Google Spotlight Stories has debuted the trailer for its virtual reality animated short, “On Ice.” The film is among the nominees for best animated short at tonight’s 43rd Annie Awards, and is the first-ever virtual reality short to be submitted to the Annies by mobile phone. “On Ice,” which is currently in the final phases… Read more »

Goteborg: Nordisk Film Inks First-Look Deal With Partners in Stories

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Last year Nordisk Film opened a new Swedish production company, Avanti Sweden, with three Swedish producers: Charlotta Denward, Anna Anthony and Anna Croneman. It also closed a deal with Swedish regional film centre, Film Väst, and Swedish pubcaster SVT to invest up to €2.7 million ($3.0 million) per title in a couple of films –… Read more »

FCC Chairman Says Set-Top Box Proposal Will Boost TV Innovation

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says that a proposal to open up the set-top cable box will make it “easier for consumers to watch TV,” pushing back against industry criticism that the plan would jeopardize copyright and privacy protections or hobble innovation. In an interview with Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM, Wheeler said that the proposal would… Read more »

Goteborg: Zentropa Sweden Preps ‘Hashtag,’ ’12 Dares,’ ‘MILF,’ ‘My Saga,’ Adapts ‘Iceburn’

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GOTEBORG — When seven years ago Swedish producer Madeleine Ekman was offered the opportunity to lead the Swedish outpost of Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainment, her main task was to co-produce Peter Aalbæk Jensen-Lars von Trier-Zentropa projects, eventually adding some local talent. “But you can’t develop a production company without its own original profile,” said Ekman, who… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Pummels ‘The Choice,’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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Animated Jack Black romp “Kung Fu Panda 3” is ruling the box office for a second straight weekend, steamrolling new releases “Hail, Caesar!,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “The Choice” on its way to a three-day haul of $22 million. Unspooling in 3,987 locations, DreamWorks Animation’s “Panda” should finish the weekend with a total… Read more »

NAACP Image Awards: Taraji P. Henson Says ‘We Don’t Need to Ask for Acceptance From Anyone’

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Hollywood’s elite celebrated the year’s efforts to diversify entertainment Friday night at the NAACP Image Awards, where awards season diversity reigned as a hot topic in the wake of the controversy surrounding 2016’s Oscar nominations. “We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough,” said… Read more »

Super Bowl 50 Streaming Free: 35% of Millennials Plan to Watch Game on Connected TVs

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The Super Bowl for the first time will be available free on over-the-top Internet devices like Apple TV and Roku — no pay-TV subscription needed. And CBS Sports should be expecting a broadband blitz for the game’s live stream. About 35% of millennials (18-34) said they expect to watch Super Bowl 50 on a connected-TV platform,… Read more »

WATCH: First Look at Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’ Trailer, With Isabelle Huppert (EXCLUSIVE)

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Isabelle Huppert-starrer “Elle,” the French-language debut of Paul Verhoeven (“Total Recall,” “The Black Book”), now has a trailer, to which Variety has had exclusive access. Lead-produced by Said Ben Said’s SBS Productions, a company which has a strong line in films from some of Europe and America’s biggest name directors – one of its largest… Read more »