Until earlier this year, Viacom had used its own internally developed video player in apps for channels like MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. But in gearing up for TV Everywhere, to make more…
Fans of Netflix’s heavily hyped return of “Arrested Development” early Sunday were baffled by text watermarks, supposedly for video piracy software, in flashback scenes — a joke that misfired for…
Online-vid site Blip is bulking up on originals with a slate of at least 12 new short-form series this year, led by laffer starring comedy player Rob Huebel. Principato-Young, which reps Huebel, is…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
To: Hollywood and the Motion Picture Academy Re: Oscar’s insults to visual effects I see that you didn’t take my advice about playing up vfx on the Oscars. Ratings are up anyway. Congrats! But before…
LONDON -- The U.K.'s Film4 has promoted Sue Bruce-Smith to head of commercial and brand strategy and Sam Lavender to commissioning executive, it was announced Thursday.
Sometime during Sunday's Super Bowl game there will be a close call -- a questionable fumble, an uncertain touchdown -- and to resolve a coach's challenge or a question about the officials' ruling…
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
The camcorder population has grown again as JVC has introed its GY-HM750U ProHD compact shoulder-mount unit. The product records standard-def and well as high-def and is positioned for ENG, sports…
Set in a post-apocalyptic world midway between "Zombieland" and "The Road," the genre-enlivening "Stake Land" is a highly satisfying low-budget horror-thriller from helmer/co-writer Jim Mickle.
R. Michael Kammerer Jr., who put some of the millions he made in the cable television industry behind an effort to find the final resting place of famed pilot Amelia Earhart, died May 12 in…