Michaela Zee

Michaela Zee

Watch Selena Gomez, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul And More Break Down Their Craft For Variety’s FYC Fest: Shortlist  

Variety’s second annual FYC Fest: The Shortlist kicked off Oscar voting this Thursday, Jan. 12. The virtual event featured 13 panels with the top contending filmmakers and artisans that were shortlisted by the Academy in the documentary film, international film, song, hair and makeup, animated short, live-action short film and visual effects categories including creators from […]

‘The Consultant’ Teaser: Christoph Waltz Stars in Prime Video Thriller Series (TV News Roundup)

Prime Video has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedic-thriller series “The Consultant,” starring Christoph Waltz. Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, the eight-episode series revolves around Regus Patoff (Waltz), a consultant who is hired to improve the business at the gaming company CompWare. Under his guidance, the employees begin […]

Bill Pence, Co-Founder of Telluride Film Festival, Dies at 82

Bill Pence, co-founder of the Telluride Film Festival, died Dec. 6 after a longtime illness, the Telluride Daily Planet reported on Wednesday. He was 82. Pence co-founded the festival in 1974 with his wife Stella, film preservationist James Card, producer Tom Luddy and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities. He also served as […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Becomes Paramount+’s Most-Watched Movie in Premiere Weekend

Paramount+ announced that “Top Gun: Maverick” became its most-watched movie globally in its opening weekend. From Dec. 22 to 25, “Top Gun: Maverick” broke records domestically as well, becoming the most-watched movie premiere for the streaming service and surpassing previous record holder “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” by 60%. The Tom Cruise-led sequel also increased viewership […]

‘The Pale Blue Eye’s’ Christian Bale and Scott Cooper on Building Edgar Allan Poe’s Fictional Origin Story

To channel the role of veteran detective Augustus Landor in “The Pale Blue Eye,” Christian Bale researched the works of famed hard-boiled detective and mystery novelists, particularly “The Maltese Falcon” author Dashiell Hammett. However, there were moments during Bale’s creative process where he felt that his research “was useless.” “You know, you do a lot […]

Christian Borle Opens Up About Plans for ‘Smash’ Stage Adaptation, Potential TV Revival at ‘Some Like It Hot’ Broadway Opening

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, “Some Like It Hot” opened on Broadway and furnished the Shubert Theater with its most glittering audience in recent memory. Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short, Andrea Mitchell, Debra Messing, Uma Thurman, John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Sedaris and many more all […]