Nickelodeon's internal mentorship programs and open call Animated Shorts competition help identify and nurture young talent.
"If you're writing the Nelson Mandela story, there are moments in that life that you can't mess around with," says "Wild" screenwriter Nick Hornby. "One needs to be historically accurate." But not…
In 2009, months before a colossal earthquake devastated Haiti, actor Rainn Wilson and his wife, author Holiday Reinhorn, visited the country. Reinhorn had been invited by Sean Penn's charity, J/P…
Food is fast becoming the universal language of television. Food Network parent company Scripps Networks Interactive is in the midst of a big push to beef up its international channel portfolio. The…
If animators are the 'actors' in animation, here are some of the stars of this year's contenders for animated feature honors.
Countless ways to laugh. From TV to film to stand-up around the globe, these are the year's maestros of massive
New releases have always been the lifeblood of the home entertainment business, and in the digital era they are lending particular vigor to the electronic sell-through (EST) sector. In the first nine…
Legendary actor Kirk Douglas is celebrating his 98th birthday Dec. 9, with a book of poems called "Life Could Be Verse" (HCI Books). His storied career began on the Broadway stage, where he says, "I…
Aziz Ansari, Variety's Power of Comedy honoree of the year, fits the bill perfectly in both timeliness and social import, says Mike Schur, co-creator of "Parks and Recreation." "There aren't very…