In conversation, Mexican singer-actress-author-radio host-entrepreneur Thalia is a relentlessly upbeat presence. The words "cool" and "amazing," as well as stronger variants, pop up in nearly every…
From the December 03, 2013 issue of Variety
As the music biz awaits the kudos hoopla that begins with the Dec. 6 Grammy Award nominations, the business side is once again looking to the holiday season to prop up some dispiriting 2013 sales…
I initially set my sights on answering the question of what ABC's eight O&O stations plan to do next year with the key time period (the lucrative 3 p.m. news lead-in slot in most markets) now…
Affixed with an unnecessary gimmick, "Six by Sondheim" is a loving ode to the composer by director James Lapine — part biography, part detailed examination of the roots of Sondheim's talent and work…
As the market for European pure-play arthouse films continues to shrink, the fifth edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival's Arc 1950 Co-production Village will turn the spotlight on projects with…
The Middle East, more specifically the Gulf region, is no longer that deep indiscriminate petro-dollar well that Hollywood, in its constant thirst for outside capital, went to during the subprime…
The Dubai Film Commission has now become a one-stop permit shop with a system of soft incentives tailored to each shoot rather than the fixed 30% production rebate launched in September by Abu Dhabi.
The material — with its name recognition and Southern ties — should yield a solid Nielsen haul, if likely not quite as ostentatiously as "Hatfields & McCoys."
Without a senior leader focused on building Yahoo as a destination for premium content — and original video in particular — the firm risks that side of its business continuing to slide.
On Dec. 8, the U.K. film biz gathers at the British Independent Film Awards to toast the year's achievements, and Blighty's film reviewers will be among those cheering.
In three very different ways, Alex Gibney with "The Armstrong Lie," Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing") and Sarah Polley ("Stories We Tell") have made films that question the role of…