Posts Tagged ‘film’

Kathy Bates, Danny Glover Join Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon in Joshua Marston Project

February 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are joining Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon in director Joshua Marston’s first English-language feature, Variety has learned exclusively. The untitled project from the “Maria Full of Grace” director was unveiled in November at the American Film Market with Protagonist handling international sales. New York-based Parts & Labor (“Love Is Strange”)... Read more

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Four Big Lessons From This Year’s Oscars

February 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The 87th Academy Awards are over, and on the campaign season (which was equally brutal, mean and fascinating) provides several lessons. 1. Festivals are a big deal. This year it was unanimous: All eight best-pic contenders had debuted at a festival. For the past five years, it was 60-80% of the top contenders. But in... Read more

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Fake Jim Carrey Fools Czech Awards Show Organizers

February 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PRAGUE — The Czech Lions, the Czech Republic’s top national film kudos, has been struggling for primetime viewership of late — but this year’s edition has piqued international interest, thanks to an apparent scam by a mystery Jim Carrey impersonator. The highlight of the first few minutes of the awards’ live broadcast on pubcaster Czech... Read more

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Lorna Tee Hired As Artistic Director of Netherlands’ CinemAsia Festival

February 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producer and former Variety executive takes up festival director role

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Korea Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ Is Biggest Non-Korean R-rated Release

February 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lunar New Year holiday gives revenue big boost. "Ode" overtakes "Avatar"

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Oscars Red Carpet: Silver Gowns Take Home the Gold

February 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Oscar gold was complemented by silver gowns on the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards. The evening’s trends were all embodied by one red carpet maven: Lady Gaga, in her silver Azzedine Alaia gown with red elbow-length gloves that weren’t unanimously loved by viewers. Gaga was joined in silver by best actress nominee Felicity... Read more

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Oscars Live Blog: Red Carpet Photos, Interviews and More

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Welcome to our 87th Academy Awards live blog. Follow Variety’s award-winning staff for all of the behind-the-scenes action from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood!

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Sneak Peek: Apple’s Oscar Commercial with Martin Scorsese

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple is using the Academy Awards to remind Hollywood that the iPad is a powerful filmmaking tool. The tech giant enlisted Martin Scorsese for a spot scheduled to run during the Oscar telecast that will feature real-life high-school students using the tablets to shoot and edit their own work. Apple donated iPads to the Los Angeles... Read more

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The 5 Best Backstage Moments from the Spirit Awards

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Independent Spirit Awards, which turned 30 this year, have always been like the afternoon bachelorette party on the day before the Oscars. The Santa Monica celebration takes place on a tent on the beach on Saturday, with free-flowing bottles of beer and tequila on each table. Even the most VIP-celebrities use the porta-a-pottys–just ask... Read more

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Oscars Live Stream 2015: Watch the Show Online

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For the second year in a row, ABC will stream the Academy Awards online through its Watch ABC app. Customers with a participating pay TV provider can click here to access the broadcast of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony . Livestreaming is currently available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, DirecTV, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T... Read more

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