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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Named Best Picture by National Board of Review

“Top Gun: Maverick” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review, the organization announced Thursday. Other winners include Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) as best actress, Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) as best actor and Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”) as best director. Over the last 30 years, the winner […]
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‘White Lotus’ Star Beatrice Grannò on Mia’s Motivations and How ‘Embarrassment Helped the Energy’ of Sex Scene With Valentina

SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers up through Episode 6 of “The White Lotus,” airing Sundays on HBO and streaming on HBO Max. One of the greatest joys of Season 2 of “The White Lotus” is watching Mia (Beatrice Grannò) and Lucia (Simona Tabasco) parade around the hotel, stirring chaos among its guests “Suite Life of […]
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‘The Act’ Co-Creator Michelle Dean Signs with CAA (Exclusive)

Michelle Dean, co-creator and co-showrunner of Hulu’s “The Act,” has signed with CAA for representation. An attorney-turned-journalist, Dean is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle award for excellence in criticism in 2017 for “Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art of Having an Opinion,” which explored the cultural and intellectual impact of female […]
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What Is Great American Family? Everything to Know About Hallmark and Lifetime’s Holiday Movie Competitor

The world of holiday programming continues to grow. While Hallmark Channel and Lifetime have seen major success with their “Countdown to Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” slates, respectively, Great American Family joined the discussion in 2021. In June 2021, the network, originally tilted Great American Country (GAC), was acquired by GAC Media, a group […]
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Comedian Mo Amer on Chances of a Second Season of Netflix Show ‘Mo,’ His Opposition to Showing ‘Hypersexuality for the Sake of It’

“Ask Netflix!” was Mohammed ‘Mo’ Amer’s response when asked whether or not his hit-comedy show “Mo” will return for a second season. “We won awards, we are one of Variety’s top shows…” he continued, to the great applause of an eager audience at his In Conversation event at the Red Sea Film Festival. “Nothing happened […]
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Chinese Exhibitors Leave CineAsia Executives in Tears on Emotional Final Day

After four days of back-slapping, plaudits for the hosts and encouraging noises about the imminent recovery of the theatrical cinema business, the CineAsia convention’s final awards lunch was reduced to tears by the very segment of the industry that had been conspicuously absent all week – mainland Chinese exhibitors. Despite the near-complete Chinese absence, Jane […]
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Korean Survival Strategy Format ‘The Genius Game’ From CJ ENM Optioned by Banijay

Banijay Group has optioned survival strategy format “The Genius Game” from Korean powerhouse studio CJ ENM. The “Survivor” distributor picked up the format out of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum for the U.K., Denmark, and Norway, with Banijay-owned producers Remarkable Entertainment, Mastiff TV Denmark and Mastiff TV Norway, respectively, attached. “The Genius Game” tests players’ intelligence […]
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix Docuseries: Everything We Learned About Their First Date, Why They Left the Royal Family

The first three episodes of “Harry & Meghan,” the highly-anticipated Netflix docuseries about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, dropped on Thursday at midnight on the West Coast and 8 a.m. U.K. time. The Liz Garbus-directed docuseries is the first project to come out of the couple’s deal with Netflix, which […]
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Euston Films Sets Nick Leather-Penned Suspense Thriller ‘Nightsleeper’ at BBC (EXCLUSIVE)

The BBC has commissioned “Nightsleeper,” a new suspense thriller from Fremantle’s Euston Films penned by “The Control Room” scribe Nick Leather. Leather, a BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer, is penning the series for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. “Nightsleeper” is set on board a sleeper train between Glasgow and London. As the train crosses the […]
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