Sunday, September 23, 2018

Philanthropy at the Core of Scooter Braun’s Business

Scooter Braun helps steer the careers of some of today’s top stars as manager to Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Tori Kelly and more, but despite the glamour his celebrity...

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Adds ‘Hart of Dixie’ Alum Wilson Bethel (EXCLUSIVE)

Wilson Bethel has been cast in “Daredevil” Season 3 at Netflix in a series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively. The exact character Bethel is playing is being kept under wraps. It is...

Songs for Screens: Active Child Offers Woke Spiritualism; Sonos Hosts a Deee-Lite-ful Dance Party

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent...

DRG set to launch ‘Dead Lucky’ at Singapore’s ATF

U.K. based global distribution outfit, DRG will launch its recent drama acquisition “Dead Lucky” to the international market at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum. The ATF is part of the Singapore Media...

Amazon Unveils Web-Based Tools for Creating VR and AR Apps, Characters and Scenes

Amazon has launched a suite of tools promising to make it quick — and affordable — for any business to create slick-looking 3D virtual reality and augmented reality apps. The company’s Amazon...

Aviron Pictures Acquires ‘Destination Wedding’ With Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

David Dinerstein’s Aviron Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Victor Levin’s “Destination Wedding,” a romantic comedy reuniting Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. The deal also includes all English-speaking territories,...

Singapore Actor Rayve Zen Expands Horizons

Singaporean actor, Rayve Zen is making his mark across Asia in films as diverse as Canada/Hong Kong/Malaysia co-production “Million Loves in Me,” and China/Hong Kong production “Shock Wave.” Zen began his entertainment...

Italy Defends New Quotas on Local Content for Broadcasters, Streamers

ROME – Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Monday defended contentious new local quotas that will force broadcasters and streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to increase the amount...

Hitmakers: From Beyonce to Kim Kardashian, the Stars Are All About Bruno Mars

Musician Bruno Mars recently took over the Forum in Los Angeles for four sold-out shows on Nov. 7, 8, 10, and 11 for his “24K Magic World Tour,” where a star-heavy...

Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Leaving Verizon’s Oath

David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, is leaving. Karp announced his departure in an email to staffers Monday, and a spokesperson for Verizon’s content unit Oath confirmed the departure when contacted...

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Slamdance Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 24th annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup, Variety has learned. The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative...

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