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Gutsy Sundance Horror Thriller ‘Piggy’ Broken Down by Director Carlota Pereda

Avoiding the heady and idyllic world of adolescent coming-of-age tales ever-familiar to viewers, Spanish writer-director Carlota Pereda presents a brazen look into the psyches of youth; their faults, rage, and insecurity. In this award-winning short-turned-feature, Pereda, known for nudging the boundaries of genre, delivers a... go to Article >

What Nostalgia? Vinyl’s Biggest Boosts Are Coming From Pop Fans and Mass Merchants (Even if Indie Stores and Rock Still Rule)

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In the longtime parlance of music retail, the vinyl format’s biggest enthusiasts over the years are sometimes known as “crate diggers.” But it might be time to put that image to bed… unless you consider the display racks at Target to be crates,... read more

Morton Janklow, Groundbreaking Literary Agent, Dies at 91

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Morton Janklow, one of the nation’s most powerful literary agents who elevated the power of the profession in advocating for authors, died Wednesday morning of heart failure at his home in Water Mill, N.Y.. He was 91 years old. Janklow’s clients... read more

Funny Or Die’s Henry Muñoz III on Harnessing Humor’s Power to Connect, Inspire and Motivate

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Henry Muñoz III is the first to admit that he was a surprise bidder for Funny or Die when the digital comedy brand was put up for sale last year. “It was kind of a surprise to me too,” Muñoz jokes on the latest episode of Variety podcast “Strictly... read more

Lifetime Pushes Release of McKenna Grace Horror Film in Wake of Texas Shooting

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Lifetime has delayed the premiere of Mckenna Grace’s horror film “The Bad Seed Returns” in light of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The network confirmed to Variety that “The Bad Seed Returns” will now premiere later in 2022.... read more

Mexico’s Omar Chaparro Signs With Authentic Talent & Literary Management (EXCLUSIVE)

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Omar Chaparro, one of Mexico’s top talents, has signed with Authentic Talent & Literary Management. The actor, comedian, TV host and singer is looking to expand his international presence and appeal to audiences across a variety of mediums. His... read more

‘Moonage Daydream’ Review: Brett Morgen’s Kaleidoscopic Head-Trip Meditation on Who David Bowie Was

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Just before the Cannes Film Festival midnight-show premiere of the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream,” the film’s writer, director, and editor, Brett Morgen, didn’t simply stroll down the red carpet. As Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” blared from... read more

Berlin-Brandenburg Film Fund Medienboard Fetes Cannes Festival Films

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On Saturday, film and TV funder Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg celebrated the six films that it funded running in the official program of the Cannes Film Festival. These were Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” in Competition, Ali Abbasi’s... read more

Twitter Fined $150 Million by FTC for Alleged User-Privacy Violations

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The Federal Trade Commission levied a $150 million fine on Twitter, alleging that the social network let advertisers use private data to target specific users — without informing users of the practice. According to the agency, Twitter violated a... read more

Anna Konkle, Colin Trevorrow, Emily V. Gordon Among Mentors and Speakers in ScreenCraft Summer Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

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Anna Konkle, Lisa Zwerling, and Katherine Collins are the official mentors of ScreenCraft’s 2023 pilot competition. Additionally, Colin Trevorrow and Emily V. Gordon have joined ScreenCraft’s annual Writers Summit as speakers. Konkle, Zwerling and... read more

Film Constellation Launches Production Hub in Paris, Grows Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

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Film Constellation, the London-based company behind Cannes’ Un Certain Regard highlights “Joyland” and “Harka,” is set to ramp up its production pipeline with the launch of a dedicated banner in Paris and a raft of ambitious new projects. Named... read more

‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler Thrusts Hips at Cannes, Gaining 12-Minute Standing Ovation

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The audience at the Cannes Film Festival was trembling for Austin Butler as the King in Baz Luhrmann’s world premiere of “Elvis.” The film received an uproarious 12-minute standing ovation, the longest of this year’s festival so far. As the the... read more