In a different, pre-HBO world, James Gandolfini the TV star never would have happened. Fox wanted Anthony LaPaglia for the lead role when they were developing "The Sopranos," and it's hard to imagine…
Hollywood's creative community is trying to figure out the following anomaly: While distributors of entertainment are carving out an ever bigger slice of the revenue pie, the creators of…
Talk all you want about Hulu's technology, talent and brand, but the venture's bread and butter are its content deals with the broadcasters whose parent companies also own it.
For actors, sweating out TV's development season doesn't end when their pilot gets picked up to series; instead, officially unveiling the fall lineups introduces one final hurdle to the process…
The box office action this summer will be triggered more by superstars than superheroes, contrary to recent history. And the studios have created and endured some messy budgetary headaches and…
As documentaries go, it's not the Inquisition. But another evening with Brooks should be more than enough to put a little springtime in any fan's step.
The charity banquet season hits its peak at this time of year, and the crowded ballrooms remind us that there are people in town who worry less about making money than giving it away.
Participants in Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit, held April 29, were quizzed on their social media habits, favorite apps and how technology affects their work. Photos by Thomas Sanders
Joss Whedon has Hollywood street smarts, so doesn't he know that grown-up movies (especially Shakespeare) aren't released in summer?
The album is an antiquated construct that fits the modern era not at all but it sustains because it's the only way artists and labels have figured out how to make money.