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  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    HANNAH MARKS, LIANA LIBERATO TO STAR IN HIGH SCHOOL COMEDY ‘BANANA SPLIT'

    Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, and Dylan Sprouse are starring in the high school comedy “Banana Split,” which will begin production...

    Star, News, Banana Split, dylan sprouse, Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    PUBLICISTS FOR JENNIFER LAWRENCE, DAISY RIDLEY, AMY ADAMS FORM NEW FIRM

    Former publicists for ID and 42West Liz Mahoney, Megan Moss Pachon, Bryna Rifkin, and Heidi Lopata are forming a new entertainment...

    News
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    HOLOGRAPHIC CAPTURE STARTUP 8I PLANS TO LAY OFF HALF OF ITS STAFF

    New Zealand- and Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i is having significant layoffs that could impact more than 30 staffers....

    News, 8i, Augmented Reality, virtual rteality
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    FOCUS LOCATIONS EVENT FEEDS OFF PRODUCTION BOOM

    The booming state of production, particularly in the U.K., emerged as key talking point at FOCUS, the London-based international locations...

    Event, Global, News, British Film Commission, Focus
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    PAUL HAGGIS HIT WITH LAWSUIT FOR ALLEGED RAPE, CLAIMS A $9 MILLION SHAKEDOWN

    A film publicist filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that she was raped by director Paul Haggis in 2013. Haggis also sued the publicist,...

    News, Paul Haggis, sensitive
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    TV NEWS ROUNDUP: SHOWTIME OFFERS EARLY LOOK AT SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘THE CHI'

    In today's roundup, Showtime aired a sample of the first episode of “The Chi,” while “Little Woman” debuted a trailer. FIRST LOOKS...

    Look, News, Little Women, The Chi
  • By Variety   -   Dec 16, 2017

    WATERGATE SERIES IN THE WORKS AT NETFLIX FROM GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT CHARMAN

    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman and George Clooney's Smokehouse...

    News, George Clooney, Netflix
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    ENDEMOL SHINE NAMES THOMAS FERGUSON VP OF LICENSING, PARTNERSHIPS

    Endemol Shine North America has named Thomas Ferguson vice president of licensing and partnerships, the studio announced Friday. In...

    Event, News, Thomas Ferguson
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    DEMOCRATS CALL FOR HEARINGS ON DISNEY-FOX MERGER

    Top Democrats on the Senate and House antitrust subcommittees are calling for hearings on the Walt Disney Co.'s proposed acquisition...

    News, Politics, Amy Klobuchar, antitrust, Disney-Fox deal
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    READ WARNER MUSIC'S MEMO ALERTING EMPLOYEES ABOUT ‘INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR' AMONG ‘SEVERAL' EXECUTIVES

    A company-wide memo sent out by the head of human resources at the Warner Music Group on Friday warned employees of impending media...

    News, sexual harassment, Warner Music Group
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    PROSECUTORS DROP RAPE CASE AGAINST NELLY

    Washington state prosecutors say they cannot proceed with a second-degree rape case against rapper Nelly because his accuser has refused...

    News, Nelly
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    SIRIUSXM HIT WITH BIG RATE HIKE BY COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD

    In a victory for SoundExchange, satellite radio service SiriusXM will be increasing by 40% its royalty payments to artists and labels...

    News, Copyright Royalty Board, SiriusXM, SoundExchange
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    XXXTENTACION JAILED ON NEW CHARGES OF HARASSING WITNESS

    XXXTentacion is back in custody and faces seven new felony charges, according to TMZ and other media outlets. The Florida rapper has...

    News, sensitive, XXXTentacion
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    JUDITH LIGHT PRAISES CURRENT ‘TRUTH-TELLING,' ‘COURAGE' IN HOLLYWOOD AT NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION EVENT

    “As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness and...

    Women, Event, VPage, Judith Light, sensitive, Transparent
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    GOOGLE HOME MAX REVIEW: WANT SOME BASS WITH THOSE SMARTS?

    Google's new $399 Google Home Max speaker, which started to ship earlier this week, is the company's first real foray into the world...

    News, Google, Google Home, Google Home Max
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    REMOTE CONTROLLED: ‘MR. ROBOT' CREATOR REFLECTS ON SEASON 3, PREVIEWS SEASON 4

    Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind...

    News, Podcasts, Mr. Robot, Remote Controlled, Sam Esmail
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    STEVEN SPIELBERG'S ‘THE POST' TO OPEN PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL

    Steven Spielberg's “The Post” has been selected as the opening night film for the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival...

    Star, Festival, Festivals, News, Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Post
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    INTERNATIONAL NEWSWIRE: SO WHERE DOES DISNEY-FOX PACT LEAVE INTERNATIONAL?

    In today's International Newswire, international players consider the effects of the Disney-Fox marriage; Javier Bardem and Penelope...

    Global, News, Disney
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    TNT DRAMA ‘ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN' ENLISTS VIC MAHONEY TO DIRECT MULTIPLE EPISODES

    Vic Mahoney has been tapped to direct multiple episodes of the upcoming TNT limited series “One Day She'll Darken,” Variety has learned...

    News, One Day She'll Darken, Tnt
  • By Variety   -   Dec 15, 2017

    BILL LAWRENCE DEVELOPING SPACE TRAVEL COMEDY AT CBS

    Bill Lawrence is blasting off with a new space comedy currently in development at CBS, Variety has learned. Titled “Spaced Out,” the...

    News, Bill Lawrence, CBS