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  • Buenos Aires Festival Opens Path for Local Talent

    In Latin America, the combination of muscular government funding, the boom in pay TV households and ironically, lack of stars, is pushing regional filmmakers to try more genres and create original visions. Indeed, Latinos have directed five of the No. 1...
  • Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'

    Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'
    Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this: Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...
  • '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....
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Underground films see the light through fest

    Underground films see the light through fest
    The gradual narrative unspooling of "Who Took Johnny," the true-crime documentary about a 12-year-old Iowa boy who has been missing since 1982, is extremely canny. The film doesn't deviate from the standard format — a collage of archival footage and...
  • Santa Barbara Film Fest Intros Summer Showcase, Extends Dates for 2015

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Monday that its 30th anniversary edition will take place from Jan. 27 through Feb. 7, 2015, adding a 12th day to celebrate the fest's entry into a third decade. SBIFF will also host a new summer...
  • Lisa Cholodenko named guest director of L.A. Film Festival

    Lisa Cholodenko named guest director of L.A. Film Festival
    The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A....
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • Can 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    Can 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor...
  • 'Fifi,' 'Bug,' 'Manakamana' Win at Buenos Aires' Bafici

    MADRID - Mitra Farahani's portrait of Iranian artist Bahamn Mohasses, "Fifi Howls With Happiness" topped the International Competition at the 16th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), which wrapped Sunday. Distinguished with a...
  • Q&A: Robert De Niro Admits He Hasn't Seen Any of Tribeca's Films This Year

    Tribeca Enterprises made headlines last month when it sold 50% of its stake to the Madison Square Garden Co. Variety caught up with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who founded the company in 2003, to talk about this year's festival, which starts on...
  • Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom

    Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom
    Robert Altman's films were audacious. He expanded the boundaries of genres. He gave his actors freedom to improvise and over the years created a stock company of stars. Along the way, he often polarized critics and audiences — and drove studio heads...