Ric Robertson is stepping down as AMPAS chief operating officer to become a consultant. Robertson will focus on the Oscarcast, awards rules and categories. His duties of overseeing the staff and…
After the awards buzz coming out of Venice and Telluride, DreamWorks’ “The Fifth Estate” added a surprising twist to the conversation as it opened the 38th Toronto Festival on Sept. 5. The pic…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Awards and Angelina Jolie will receive the…
The Venice Film Festival doesn't have a huge role in awards season, but it's an important one.
Women often complain that there aren't enough good movie roles for actresses, and they're right.
Four days ago, the 2013 Oscar race was mostly a matter of crossed fingers and speculation, but things have quickly shifted into high gear. The Venice Film Fest has served up two home runs in its…
The documentary "A Fuller Life," which screens here Sunday and Tuesday, includes never-seen footage that ranges from World War II-ravaged families to scenes from a long-ago Venice Film Festival. In…
Many people think that Jon Hamm has won an Emmy for "Mad Men." Not true. But the show's four consecutive victories in drama series make people assume everyone with the "Mad Men" universe has been…
J.C. Suares, graphic designer and illustrator whose credits include the revamped look for weekly Variety in the early 1990s, died July 30 in Englewood, N.J., of heart failure after two surgeries to…
While both festivals enjoy the sunny weather of the fall schedule, they offer the festivalgoer entirely different experiences.
Variety's annual Power of Youth event is like the block party of your dreams, where everything is big and colorful and where adults enjoy themselves as much as the youngsters.