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  • Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'

    Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'
    Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age. Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the...
  • Liza Marshall to Step Down as Head of Ridley Scott's Scott Free UK (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Highly-regarded production executive Liza Marshall is to step down as head of Ridley Scott's London-based TV and film production arm Scott Free UK, she confirmed to Variety Friday. Marshall is considering a number of options within the U.K....
  • Film4's New Chief David Kosse Speaks to Variety About Challenges of Role

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 revealed today that the new chief of its filmmaking division, Film4 -- which has backed Oscar-winning pics like Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" -- would be David Kosse, who is...
  • David Kosse Named Chief of Channel 4's Movie Production Arm Film4

    LONDON -- David Kosse has been appointed as director of Channel 4's feature filmmaking division Film4. Kosse joins from Universal Pictures where he is president, international, and will take up his new post on Nov. 1. Kosse will oversee the...
  • Marc Maron reveals his podcast shame to Jimmy Kimmel

    Marc Maron reveals his podcast shame to Jimmy Kimmel
    Marc Maron has established himself as a top-notch interviewer through his "WTF" podcast, but even he has limits, as he admitted to Jimmy Kimmel during a sit-down Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Maron admitted that recently he was asked by his part-time...
  • CANNES: 'Life in a Day's' Okhwan Yoon to Star in Feature Docu

    CANNES -- Okhwan Yoon, the South Korean star of YouTube's feature documentary "Life in a Day," is to get his own documentary film entitled "Okhwan." The former businessman from Seoul, who gave up his professional career to embark on a 10-year long...
  • Could the Next Chief of U.K.'s Film4 be an American?

    CANNES -- The favorite game among the Brit pack in Cannes is guessing who will be Tessa Ross' successor as Film4 chief, and a surprising choice has emerged: former Focus Features boss James Schamus. Whether he'd be interested is another matter, but...
  • Whoopi Goldberg to Star in 'The Christmas Pearl'

    Whoopi Goldberg will star in and exec produce "The Christmas Pearl," portraying a ghost in the indie yuletide drama. The film will be produced by Jeff Kranzdorf, David Belafonte and Julius R. Nasso and exec produced by Goldberg, her producing partner Tom...
  • Channel 4′s Film/Drama Chief Tessa Ross to Become Chief Exec of U.K.'s National Theater

    LONDON -- Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.'s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama. Ross will join the National in November, working alongside the theater's director Nicholas...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

    LONDON - Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network's support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September....
  • Jude Law's acting evolution from heartthrob to hothead

     Jude Law's acting evolution from heartthrob to hothead
    NEW YORK — For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen. But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....