In 2001, Bertram van Munster stood at a crossroads. His syndicated nature show "Wild Things" had come to an end, and the Dutch-born filmmaker and television producer was on the lookout for a new…
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Variety invited TV’s top talent to our annual Emmy studio for portraits, interviews – and a touch of zen.
As film majors at Temple U., future Abso Lutely Prods. co-founders Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (aka "Tim and Eric") were already on the fast track to becoming a comic force with which to be…
Oh, it's good to play bad. Actors of all levels know this already, but guest actors get to relish their roles a little more than your average player, especially when they can dig into a villainous…
Crazy may be the new normal, at least when it comes to TV character roles.
Mindy Kaling's alter ego, the romcom-obsessed ob-gyn Mindy Lahiri on her Fox comedy "The Mindy Project," is a girl's girl with a messy love life. Cue the wacky boyfriends.
Like images in a hall of mirrors, actors appearing as themselves on shows are like an approximation of reality; they look and talk like the real thing, yet the performance also gives them the chance…
Netflix wants to extend its award-winning streak to documentaries. "The original programming space was a big shift for us," says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of original documentary and…
It seems like Las Vegas has suddenly become a mecca for reality shows, but it's been hosting productions for over a decade — there's just more now than ever. "The success of shows like 'Pawn Stars,'…
The drama prize has never been more competitive thanks to an expanding playing field and strong new entrants.