Variety editor-at-large Peter Bart was a correspondent in the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times in August 1965 when he was called to cover the unfolding urban unrest in Watts. Fifty years…
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the…
Once upon a time, Hollywood was the mecca of "income inequality" — that is, before those two words became dirty. Movie stars put out press releases boasting of their multimillion dollar salaries…
Agents are deal junkies by instinct. Thus with talent agencies feeling a major squeeze on revenues, insiders knew that a wave of dealmaking would be imminent — deals involving the agencies, not the…
As weary festgoers departed Sundance last weekend, my thoughts turned not to the winners, who reaped the accolades and the distribution deals, but to the roughly 4,000 losers — all those who engaged…
Academy voters try to adhere to the organization's myriad rules during Oscar season — except for the one barring them from talking about their vote. A convivial lot, Academy members (I've been one…
Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the…
Representing A-list movie stars is obviously a great gig — until you look at the summer box office results.
Development once held the key to a studio's future. In recent years, however, studio development teams have become scattershot in their approach.
Peter Bart: I asked my friend Michael Fleming of Deadline Hollywood to comment on the tendency of journalists to look at the glitterati through rose-colored glasses, since we both have interviewed…
Variety Media said on Tuesday that an anonymous online impersonator of Variety editor-at-large Peter Bart is the subject of criminal complaints and has been pursued by the FBI. The company sued the…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch
- Behind-the-Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)