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    'Downton Abbey' Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

    Focus Features will release the “Downton Abbey” movie on Sept. 20, 2019, in North America and Universal Pictures International will debut it overseas a week earlier on Sept. 13, 2019. “Since the series ended, fans of ‘Downton’ have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “We’re thrilled to [...]

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    Marvel Chief Kevin Feige to Be Honored by BAFTA Los Angeles

    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will receive BAFTA Los Angeles’ Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. The award will be presented Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at the British Academy Britannia Awards. He joins previously announced honorees Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in [...]

  • The Reason I Jump

    'The Reason I Jump' Autism Movie in Development at Paul Allen's Vulcan

    Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions is developing Naoki Higashida’s bestseller “The Reason I Jump” as a documentary about autism, Variety has learned exclusively. The book was written in 2005 by Higashida, who was 13 at the time, and published in Japan in 2007. The English translation was published in 2013. Higashida wrote the book to [...]

  • Screen Media Buys Horror Film 'Luz'

    Screen Media Buys Horror Film 'Luz' for 2019 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    Screen Media has acquired all North American rights for Tilman Singer’s psychotropic horror film “Luz” and is planning a first quarter 2019 release in theaters across the U.S. “Luz” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and has screened at the Fantasia Film Festival. It will have its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest this week and [...]

  • Bob Bakish: Viacom Is 'Very Well-Positioned'

    Bob Bakish Says Viacom Is 'Very Well-Positioned' in a World of Media Mergers

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish steered clear of talk about a possible merger with CBS but was more expansive at an event with reporters Tuesday on how the mega-mergers and the rise of digital giants in the media world would work in his company’s favor. While he would not comment on any potential merger with CBS or on [...]

  • Egyptian director A.B Shawky poses during

    'Yomeddine' Director A.B. Shawky to Receive Variety MENA Talent of the Year Award

    Egyptian-Austrian director A.B. Shawky, whose unconventional road movie “Yomeddine” is Egypt’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar, will be the recipient of Variety’s MENA Talent of the Year Award, to be bestowed during the upcoming El Gouna Film Festival. “Yomeddine,” in which a middle-aged man raised in a leper colony embarks with a sidekick and a [...]

  • 'Capernaum' Selected by Lebanon for Foreign-Language

    Nadine Labaki's 'Capernaum' Selected by Lebanon for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

    Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum,” the winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has been selected by Lebanon as its candidate for the upcoming foreign-language Oscar race. “Capernaum,” which was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics ahead of its world premiere at Cannes, features mostly non-professional actors and tells the story of a 12-year-old boy, [...]

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