Steven Spielberg is reported to be interested in working with Chinese director Zhang Yimou on an int'l Chinese film. The two previously tried to team up on the 2008 Olympic Games ceremonies.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay and Paul Feig are among the 276 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Not long ago, a producer privately insisted that the major networks were fast approaching a state of panic. Their audience is steadily dwindling, with new technologies encroaching on the ad sales…
The Sandy Hook massacre Dec. 14 captured headlines in South Africa. But for that country and the rest of the continent, tales of horrific violence are nothing new. Many African nations -- with their…
Photojournalists who brave war zones are a different breed, and their fearlessness and willingness to put themselves in the line of fire serves as the spine of "Witness," four HBO documentaries…
Variety feted for building bridges between Hollywood and UN
The general public seems to think showbiz people are shallow and self-absorbed. Frequently that's true -- let's compare notes sometime! -- but many individuals and companies are caring and generous.
The Hollywood/Africa axis has never been greater. A-listers are not only using their influence, they're rolling up their sleeves, lending a hand to help solve the continent's devastating problems.
Nothing But Nets -- a campaign of the Ted Turner-founded U.N. Foundation -- boasts impressive numbers: The org has helped cut malaria fatalities nearly in half, having distributed 1 million mosquito…
Life is often absurd, which explains how I went directly from a refugee camp near the South Sudan border to the Cannes Film Festival.