Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to the indie comedy “The Longest Week,” starring Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jason Bateman. It’s the feature directing debut of Peter…
Jenny Slate on ‘Obvious Child’ Director Gillian Robespierre: ‘We Connect Over a Love of Fart Humor, But Also Because We’re Pretty Sensitive Ladies’
The camaraderie between Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre was evident on Sunday when the pair debuted A24’s “Obvious Child” at New York’s Sunshine Landmark. The film, based on a 2009…
Following her directing of Sundance comedy "Obvious Child," Gillian Robespierre has been tapped to helm an untitled divorce comedy for OddLot Entertainment. Robespierre will also co-write the script…
The Exchange has acquired international sales rights to Jenny Slate’s “Obvious Child,” a week after the comedy sold at Sundance. The Exchange will begin selling the title to international buyers at…
Attacking the status quo with infectious humor rather than strident criticism, Gillian Robespierre's uproarious "Obvious Child" centers a good old-fashioned romantic comedy around a woman's decision…
Seven of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch were on hand for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
"Looney Tunes" animator Abe Levitow's heirs are making sure that his work will be viewed by generations by donating his collection to the Academy. The Abe and Charlotte Levitow Collection, featuring…
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza. This…
Jenny Slate has done standup and sketch comedy, viral videos and Web series. She even did a season of "Saturday Night Live."
The Berlin festival has always had to work harder than the other elite festivals. It unspools in snowy February, so can't deliver the lovely weather of a Cannes or Venice or Toronto.
Two Sundance offerings, Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color" and Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," are among the first seven pics to be set for Gotham's New Directors/New Films, which runs March 20-31.