Posts Tagged ‘year’

Plays by Tanya Barfield, Halley Feiffer Set for 2014 National Playwrights Conference

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New plays by Tanya Barfield and Halley Feiffer are among the six works on tap for this year’s National Playwrights Conference, the annual new-play development program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. Samuel D. Hunter (“The Whale,” “The Few”), who worked on his play “A Great Wilderness” at the O’Neill last summer,... Read more

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‘The Fosters,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Winners

April 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The groundbreaking ABC family drama “The Fosters” and Emmy-winning HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” were among the big winners this Saturday at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognizes accurate representations of the LGBTQ community. Honorees for 12 of this year’s 29 media categories were feted at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight. Iconic... Read more

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MipTV: Chipotle And Piro Discuss The Making And Future Of ‘Farmed And Dangerous’

April 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– MipTV turned the spotlight on U.S. food chain Chipotle, which fully-financed “Farmed and Dangerous,” the Hulu comedy show toplining Ray Wise as Buck Marshall, a cynical spin doctor navigating the industrial agriculture world. Chipotle earned MipTV’s Brand of the Year award for pushing the envelop with “Farmed,” a smartly-written and well-polished half-hour show which... Read more

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Castro Zimbron’s ‘The Darkness’ Takes Shape

March 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GUADALAJARA – The pieces are beginning to fall into place on Daniel Castro Zimbron ’s “The Darkness,” a fantasy psychological thriller among the most buzzed-up projects at this year’s Guadalajara Ibero-American Co-production Meeting, which kicked off Sunday in Mexico. “The Darkness” is set up at Pablo Zimbron Alva’s Mexico-based Varios Lobos, which has developed the film... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Divergent’ Dominates With $22.8 Million Friday, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises at No. 3

March 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate-Summit’s “Divergent” continues on course for the No. 1 box office spot. After dominating the Friday B.O. with $22.8 million, the sci-fi adventure is on track for a $55 million Stateside weekend opening — the second-largest of the year behind “The Lego Movie’s” $69 million launch. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” trails far behind with a... Read more

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BAFTA to Showcase Work of Director Amma Asante in L.A., New York

March 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to showcase the work of director Amma Asante (“A Way of Life,” “Belle”) in April at the first of this year’s “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a series of events hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, in partnership with British Council,... Read more

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MTV Movie Awards 2014 Nominations Led by ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘American Hustle’

March 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” both shut out from Oscar wins this year, received the most nominations of films in contention for the fan-voted 2014 MTV Movies Awards, which the cabler announced today. The top Movie of the Year category will pit those two pics against ”12 Years a Slave” — which has... Read more

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TV Review: ‘The 86th Annual Academy Awards’

March 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Let the charges fly that this year’s Oscars were “boring,” but from the nature of the production, one suspects that wasn’t far from the intent. Ellen DeGeneres did not sing a song about seeing actresses’ boobs on screen, but rather delivered an opening monologue in which she playfully bantered with the nominees and joshed about... Read more

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Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win Sunday Night?

February 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If there are any surprises at this year’s Oscar ceremony on Sunday, you can blame the Winter Olympics. The sporting event pushed back the Academy Awards a week, which gave voters an extra few days to mull over the nominees. Could the momentum of a frontrunner fade in that time? In 2010, the last time... Read more

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TV Review: FX’s ‘The Americans’

February 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The fascinating premise of “The Americans” — the FX series about Soviet spies hiding in plain sight, posing as a suburban couple during the Reagan-era years of the Cold War — didn’t fully coalesce in its first season. Yet the program did deepen its bench of characters as the year progressed, while upping the ante... Read more

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