Barry Frank, IMG Media’s exec VP of sports programming, is flanked by Beverly Hills Media Group’s Bert Bedrosian and Variety’s Neil Stiles at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif. The trio were among attendees at Monday’s taping of “The World’s Strongest Man,” now in its 35th year and airing on ESPN and U.K.’s Channel 5. “Of all the shows I’ve done, this is the most fun,” says Frank.
The Oscars are getting greener. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that it will be offering entirely plant-based menus at today’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon and then in the Dolby Theatre lobbies prior to the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9. The post-ceremony Governors Ball will be 70% plant-based, and 30% [...]
Respect and authenticity were the key words at the screening of the new Apple TV Plus series “Little America” on Thursday in Los Angeles. Produced by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon and inspired by true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” is an anthology series focused on immigration. For executive producer Sian Heder, [...]
Heading to Park City? From intimate dinners and cocktail parties to late night bashes (that end just in time to head to brunch), there’s plenty to keep this year’s film festival attendees out of the cold between screenings. Here is Variety’s ultimate party guide for Sundance 2020: Thursday, Jan. 23 “Summertime” Premiere Party Lyft Lounge, 8-11 [...]
Jenna Andrews, the Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and executive, hosted a pre-Grammy event in partnership with The Jed Foundation at Alice and Olivia in West Hollywood on Tuesday. The non-profit Jed is dedicated to protecting emotional health and preventing suicide. The foundation has partnered with high schools and colleges in order to “strengthen mental health, [...]
Let the music play, indeed. The Grammys are just days away and dozens of parties are happening every night this week leading up to the big day, Sunday, Jan. 26. And the partying continues with several bashes following the ceremony. (All events listed are by invitation only unless marked otherwise; this list is being updated [...]
Variety hosted its sixth annual Artisans Awards on Jan. 20 at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, where eleven artists were honored for their contributions to the best in film this year — including “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” production designer Barbara Ling, “The Irishman” costume designers Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson and “Frozen [...]
The first-ever trailer for Marvel and Sony’s next Spider-man spinoff “Morbius” left comic book fans reeling with theories. While the plight of the main character, Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) – a scientist dying of a rare blood disease who accidentally turns himself into a vampire – seemed ripped right out of the comics, the [...]