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DURBAN  — As the Durban Film Fest and its parallel industry program, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), unspooled this weekend in South Africa, a focus on issues facing women in the industry has dominated the program. “DFM is unapologetic about putting women on the agenda,” said producer Zoe Ramushu, who moderated a round table on transformation […]
The SAG-AFTRA National Board has approved a tentative three-year agreement covering non-primetime work with the four major television networks. The board, which met Saturday, also approved a first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios covering Spanish-language television performers. The non-primetime deal with the networks includes language limiting auditions in hotel rooms and private residences. Those limits […]
DURBAN — When we’re first introduced to computer whiz Zaid (Ronak Patani) in the opening scene of Sara Blecher’s “Mayfair,” he’s playing Robin Hood in an east African refugee camp—distributing sacks of food that have been left to rot in an aid group’s warehouse. That charitable impulse gets him canned, the first sign that an […]
DURBAN — Financing African films has always required equal parts imagination and hustle, and as the global movie industry weathers its own seismic upheaval from new financing and distribution challenges, filmmakers on the continent are learning to adapt on the fly. That was the takeaway of a Durban FilmMart panel July 21, where Dayo Ogunyemi, […]
After two years of making mistakes, best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) will finally learn from their pasts in the new season of “Insecure.” Prentice Penny, who serves as executive producer and showrunner of the HBO series, reveals that the upcoming episodes will explore what it means to be an adult and […]
Ryan Reynolds hopes the Deadpool universe can feature more LGBTQ characters, the actor said during a boisterous, free-wheeling Hall H panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. He’s even hoping that Deadpool and his alter-ego Wade Wilson, a self-described pansexual, will one day explore that side of his sexuality. “I certainly think that this universe…needs to represent […]
On Saturday at Comic-Con came news that Nicole Maines would be making history on the fourth season of CW’s “Supergirl,” becoming the first ever trans superhero on television. Variety sat down with the trans activist shortly after the news broke to talk about her character Nia Nal aka Dreamer as well as what the TV […]
Jonathan Gold, the first restaurant critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, has died at age 57 of pancreatic cancer. The Los Angeles Times said he died Saturday at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles. Gold was the subject of Laura Gabbert’s 2015 documentary “City of Gold,” that showed the Los Angeles food scene through […]
Amazon has renewed drama series “The Man in the High Castle” for a fourth season. Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle” tells the story of an alternate world in which Germany and Japan won World War II. The series stars Alexa Davalos (“Mob City”), Luke Kleintank (“Pretty […]
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is yielding an outstanding amount of television news. Here’s the skinny on all the announcements coming from San Diego this weekend. Midnight, Texas NBC announced Nestor Carbonell (“Bates Motel,” “Lost”), Jaime Ray Newman (“The Punisher,” “Bates Motel”) and Josh Kelly (“Unreal”) will add new layers of intrigue and suspense to the […]
Warner Bros. Television presented panels for its CW superhero dramas “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “The Flash” Saturday at Comic-Con. New “Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz joined the show’s cast onstage at Comic-Con, promising to keep the show rooted in the tone it has previously delivered as it enters its seventh season. “I’ve been on […]
A 20-year old woman was injured at the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s store in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon when an armed suspect ran into the store after a police chase. She was transported to the hospital and is said to be in fair condition, the L.A. Fire Department told ABC7 Eyewitness News. Devin Field, a […]
USA Network has brought the curtain down on fantasy drama thriller “Colony” after three seasons. The series starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies has seen viewership declines through its third season. “Colony” hailed from Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. “Colony” started off strong in its first season. The series revolved around a family […]
Fox released first look footage for upcoming seasons o some of its biggest hits, including “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons,” as well as the brand-new “Cosmos: Possible Worlds.” Cosmos: Possible Worlds “Things are about to get epic,” show host Neil deGrasse Tyson promises in a first-look trailer for the upcoming “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” a continuation of […]
“The Orville” creator and star Seth MacFarlane spoke about the difficulties of blending comedy and sci-fi during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. “This show was a tonal experiment of sorts,” MacFarlane said, also noting that “Different stories call for different tones.” “We were trying something kind of difficult but the pleasant […]
Hillary Clinton wanted the crowd at New York’s Ozyfest to know two things: Russian hackers are still trying to attack the U.S. electoral system, and there’s no more meaningful form of protest against the Trump administration than going to the polls in November. Clinton touched a wide range of topics Saturday afternoon during her Q&A […]
With Jodie Whittaker having broken the barrier for a female Doctor in “Doctor Who,” what other traditionally male character should next be portrayed by a woman? “What about a Jane Bond?” suggested Mandip Gill, who will play companion Yasmin, at the Variety Studio at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday. “His name’s James,” said fellow companion Tosin Cole, […]
ABC will tie Michael Strahan even more closely to its “Good Morning America” franchise when it pairs the popular host with Sara Haines in a third hour of the program slated to air in early afternoon on the network starting September 10. ABC News, which produces the program, declined to make executives available for comment. […]
Offset of Migos was arrested after a traffic stop near Atlanta on Friday afternoon and was released on bond after posting $17,000 bail, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His wife Cardi B, who welcome their first child together on July 11, posted a photo of the two of them on her Instagram story saying simply […]
San Diego Comic-Con was host to some awkward scheduling on Saturday. During Warner Bros.’ Hall H presentation, Johnny Depp made an appearance as his titular “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” character, helping to debut the latest trailer for the upcoming fantasy film. Roughly an hour later, his ex-wife, Amber Heard, appeared at the convention […]