Editor William Goldenberg on Cutting ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Unbroken’

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As the holiday movie season approaches, film editor William Goldenberg finds himself with two highly awaited, intense, based-on-a-true-story sagas hitting theaters: Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” (edited alongside Tim Squyres) and Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game.” Goldenberg was last here in 2012, when “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” were nominated for editing Oscars, with the former winning... Read more

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James Murdoch Re-elected as Director of European Pay TV Giant Sky

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shareholders of European pay TV giant Sky voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a director of the company Friday. The votes at the annual general meeting of Sky (formerly known as BSkyB) in London were 95.65% in his favor, and 4.35% against. Earlier this week, a group of institutional investors, the Local Authority Pension Fund... Read more

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Palm Springs Film Fest to Honor ‘Gone Girl’s’ Rosamund Pike

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Palm Springs Film Festival will honor “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike with its Breakthrough Performance Award at its awards gala on Jan. 3, 2015. Pike receives the award for her critically-acclaimed performance as Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” a role for which she is garnering significant award season buzz. “Rosamund Pike perfectly taps... Read more

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China’s ‘Black Coal’ Inks Historic Deal in Taiwan

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Berlin festival win exempts film from Taiwan's import restrictions.

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India’s Viacom 18 Teams with China’s Taihe for Jackie Chan’s ‘Kung-Fu Yoga’

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Indian studio Viacom 18 has signed a letter of intent with Chinese companies Taihe Entertainment Corporation and Shinework Media to co-produce “Kung-Fu Yoga”.

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Broadway Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ With Glenn Close and John Lithgow

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“A Delicate Balance” is no play for sissies. Edward Albee won the Pulitzer but unnerved auds with his 1966 drawing-room drama about an upper-middle-class family of WASPs who are suddenly gripped by a mysterious existential malaise. All these years later, it’s still very disturbing to look this work in the eye. Pam MacKinnon (who did... Read more

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New Bill Cosby Accuser Says He Drugged, Sexually Assaulted Her in the ’70s

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Only the latest in a wave of sexual abuse allegations that have resurfaced against Bill Cosby, a Florida nurse says the comedian raped her in 1976, according to the Huffington Post. Therese Serignese, a 58-year-old nurse from Boca Raton, Fla., said she met Cosby 38 years ago when she was 19. She says she was... Read more

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Xbox Documentary on Atari’s Lost ‘E.T.’ Games Debuts for Free

November 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Microsoft has released its documentary “Atari: Game Over” for free through its Xbox Video store. The hour-long film chronicles the rise and fall of Atari by literally uncovering the truth of what happened to millions of unsold “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” videogame cartridges in 1983. Around 792,000 of the Atari 2600 cartridges were discovered buried in... Read more

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Channing Tatum ‘Didn’t Understand Why’ Bennett Miller Wanted to Make ‘Foxcatcher’

November 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The tension was palpable in the theater for Variety’s Screening Series even after “Foxcatcher” came to end. The 134-minute long psychological drama was bookended by director Bennett Miller’s offhanded explanation about the bizarre circumstances that led to the creation of the film. “A stranger approached me in a store and handed me an envelope that contained... Read more

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CBS’ ‘Home for the Holidays’ Adoption Special to Feature 1st Gay Couple

November 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS’ 16th annual “Home for the Holidays” special will feature an adoption story involving a gay couple for the first time. “Home for the Holidays” aims to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for more than 400,000 children in foster care. This year’s telecast, set for Dec. 19, will highlight the story of... Read more

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