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  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taylor Kitsch More to Show Films at Palm Springs ShortFest

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taylor Kitsch, Rose McGowan, Bebe Neuwirth and Michael Urie are among the list of actor-director who will be showing short films at the 20th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market this month. The ShortFest...
  • Five Questions for Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain

    Stephanie Allain is in her third year as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19, kicking off with "Snowpiercer" and closing with "Jersey Boys." It's the fifth straight year that the festival -- now in its 20th year -- has been in...
  • Why Actresses Like Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling are Stepping Up Behind the Camera

    Before Zooey Deschanel joined the cast of Fox's "The New Girl" in 2011, she wasn't exactly looking for a full-time television series. She had already guest-starred on plenty of established shows, like Showtime's "Weeds," and had a thriving film career...
  • International Star You Should Know: Hannah New

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama "Black Sails." Her bigscreen debut in "Maleficent" lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: "Black Sails" was one of her first auditions after...
  • 'Captain Phillips' Screenwriter Billy Ray Helps Nail Down Scribe Demands

    He hasn't written for television since the 1990s, but "Captain Phillips" screenwriter Billy Ray spent much of the first quarter of 2014 negotiating the intricacies of the Writers Guild of America's contract provisions covering TV work by writers earning...
  • Israeli Sitcom About Palestinian Family Confronts Racism, Politics

    Variety's Under the Radar series looks at movies and TV shows that deserve a closer look. What: "Arab Labor" Where to watch: KCET, LinkTV, linktv.org/arablabor Why watch: The first Israeli series to show Palestinians speaking Arabic on primetime was...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set for Bolivian Jail Tale Movie

    Chiwetel Ejiofor has been set to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of "Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail." New Regency has obtained the movie rights to the 2003 book,...
  • On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club

    On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club
    Since Curtis Strange repeated as U.S. Open champion 25 years ago, the first to do so since Ben Hogan in 1951, many of golf's elite have attempted to join their company. Tiger Woods, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart headline the 18-strong group,...
  • Reality TV Violations by 'Pawn Stars' Producer Probed by New York City Council

    A New York City Council member has asked ITV Studios and Leftfield Pictures, producer of "Pawn Stars," to testify at the council's "Real Reality of Reality TV" hearing on June 25. Council member Daneek Miller asked the companies to provide written...
  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
  • Cannes: Billy Ray to Direct 'Secret' Remake

    Billy Ray will direct "The Secret in Their Eyes," an adaptation of Argentinean pic that won the 2009 Academy Award for foreign-language film. IM Global will launch international sales at Cannes. Helmed by Juan Jose Campanella and starring Ricardo Darin,...
  • Cannes: Despite a Slew of Announcements, This Market is Slimmer

    Going into this year's Cannes, the consensus is that, rather than too many projects, there may well be too few despite the flurry of down-to-the-wire high-profile announcements on the eve of the festival. But less product has its upsides. "What we...