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  • BBC Worldwide CEO Hunts for Big Game

    Almost one year into his job as the CEO of BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie is ready for another course adjustment. Mindful of how well popular scripted TV sells in global markets, "breakthrough content," as Davie describes it, is at the heart of his strategy,...
  • #13HourDevour: Why This 'Hannibal' Binge-View Stunt is Smart Marketing

    One month before the drama series "Hannibal" returns for a second season on Feb. 28, NBC made the first season available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Providing a catch-up opportunity is a smart way to drive tune-in back on air, but it's something else NBC...
  • Sony CEO: 'I'm Not Entertaining Even the Notion of Selling Our Entertainment Assets'

    Kazuo Hirai has circumnavigated the globe 12 times since becoming CEO of Sony Corp. in 2012, but he's about to embark on what could be his most entertaining voyage yet: to the Academy Awards. The 53-year-old executive, known to all as Kaz, is quick to...
  • Analysts: Sony Pictures Needs to Release More Tentpoles

    Sony Pictures has been slower than most of its rivals to develop new film franchises -- the golden ticket that studios have come to rely on in today's margin-stressed movie business. Media analyst Harold Vogel says the Culver City-based studio has paid a...
  • Forget Oscars. The Winners of the World's Best Picture

    Back in December, Variety ran a thought piece on the Oscar race that asked, "Why Not World's Best Picture?" Based on the enthusiastic response we received from readers, it was clear that film lovers and filmmakers in the U.S. and around the globe felt it...
  • Sundance Fest's John Cooper Recalls Road to Mainstream Mecca

    It's not that Sundance festival director John Cooper wasn't always a "movie guy." It's just that, prior to joining the staff 25 years ago, he had dedicated most of his creative energy to the stage. Turns out Cooper's collaborative New York theater...
  • Int'l Star You Should Know: Chang Chen

    CLAIM TO FAME Westerners know the intense and charismatic Chang Chen for his portrayal of Dark Cloud, the brigand who captures the heart of Zhang Ziyi in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," but he's also starred in films by Wong Kar Wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien and...
  • Time Warner Cable, Roku App Falls Short of Expectations

    The Consumer Electronics Show was chock-full of notices desperate to convey a sense that the future has arrived. But when Time Warner Cable and Roku made a joint announcement at this time last year about its TWC TV app, it seemed a rare example of an...
  • South Korean Exhibition Giant CJ-CGV Aggressively Expands Empire

    China's Wanda Group may have made headlines in 2012 with its $2.3 billion acquisition of U.S. exhib AMC Entertainment, but South Korea's CJ-CGV might be Asia's most ambitious cinema operator, with stakes in China and Vietnam, and eyes on Malaysia,...
  • Super Bowl Boulevard Promotion Is Putting Broadway on Defense

    This winter, nothing scares Broadway producers like the Super Bowl. January and February are always tough months for the Main Stem, hammered by the slump that hits when holiday tourists go home. But this year a lot of producers are betting that Super...
  • What Are the Chances of Survival for Beats Music?

    How long until it's free? I haven't tried the new Beats Music service. I'd be stunned if it's not well-designed and utilitarian. I applaud its focus on mobile, but isn't this really just Pressplay 10 years later? I know we want people to pay for music....
  • A New Distribution Model Gives Turkey's Film Fans Their Fill of Foreign Fare

    By many standards, 2013 was a stellar year for film in Turkey. Box office takings climbed by 15%; viewers came out in droves for Turkish productions, toppling a 30-year-old record; and nine out of the year's 10 biggest films were Turkish (December's...