Viacom has relaunched MTV Brasil on pay-TV tiers available to about 12 million of Brazil's approximately 17 million pay-TV subscribers, and at the same time has unleashed ambitious plans for the new…
From the October 29, 2013 issue of Variety
It's been four years since ABC's "Modern Family" came along and seemingly put the half-hour comedy back on the map, but the TV biz has hardly been a laugh-a-minute since.
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Unpredictable as the outcome may be at this early stage, it's heartening to cast an eye over the unusually rich and daring films of 2013, and to find no shortage of possible correctives.
This year, quality isn't enough. So the determining factor: What's the mood of the industry right now?
J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost"), Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station"), Scott Cooper ("Out of the Furnace"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and John Wells ("August: Osage County") joined in a Focus on…