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    • ‘The Dark Knight’ and More Superhero Films that Wowed Fans and CriticsWhy so serious? It’s been nearly 10 years since “The Dark Knight” premiered on July 18, 2008 to sweeping success, establishing DC Comics as a major threat in the superhero film industry. But “The Dark Knight” achieved more than just an impressive billion dollar showing at the global box office — it also captivated film […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • ‘Marcella’ Producer Lands TV Rights to Hot Novel ‘The Doll Factory’ (EXCLUSIVE)The team behind Netflix and ITV hit “Marcella” have scooped the TV rights to “The Doll Factory,” an eagerly anticipated thriller set in 1850s London. Buccaneer Media will adapt Elizabeth Macneal’s novel for TV, with the drama producer’s founder, Tony Wood, and development executive Anna Burns exec producing. The book is hot property, with numerous […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Cat Power to Release First Album in Six Years, Featuring Lana Del ReyCat Power — a.k.a. singer, songwriter and producer Chan Marshall — will release “Wanderer,” her first new album in six years, October 5, through Domino Records. Produced by Marshall and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles, “Wanderer” includes guest vocals from of friend and recent tour-mate Lana Del Rey appearances by “longtime friends and compatriots,” the announcement says […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Google CEO: EU Decision Could ‘Upset’ Android’s Free Business ModelGoogle chief Sundar Pichai issued a thinly veiled warning Wednesday that the European Commission’s finding of anti-competitive practices by the Internet giant with regard to Android could spell the end of the operating system’s free distribution. The European Commission announced a record-breaking $5 billion fine against Google, saying the company violated EU laws by requiring smartphone manufacturers to […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Piotr Sliwowski to Head $70 Million Polish Moviemaking Venture (EXCLUSIVE)Producer Piotr Sliwowski has been appointed to spearhead a major filmmaking operation in Poland backed by state-owned companies. The initiative, which has a budget of $70 million, supplemented by an additional $20 million a year starting from next year, aims to produce bigger-budget English-language movies penned by Hollywood scriptwriters. Sliwowski told Variety, ahead of a […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Clippers Center Boban Marjanović Aims to Stand Out in HollywoodWhen Boban Marjanović was traded in February to the Los Angeles Clippers, he never expected to get involved with another local industry beyond basketball. The 29-year-old center from Serbia is used to standing out from the crowd: At 7’3”, he’s the tallest player in the NBA. But Marjanović could never have anticipated he’d be noticed […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • ‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-Release (EXCLUSIVE)Warner Bros. Pictures has set Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero sequel “The Dark Knight” for a re-release in four select Imax theaters to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary, Variety has learned. Venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto will host the film for a limited one-week engagement beginning Friday, Aug. 24. Nolan and […]
      Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • ‘The Dark Knight’ and More Superhero Films that Wowed Fans and CriticsWhy so serious? It’s been nearly 10 years since “The Dark Knight” premiered on July 18, 2008 to sweeping success, establishing DC Comics as a major threat in the superhero film industry. But “The Dark Knight” achieved more than just an impressive billion dollar showing at the global box office — it also captivated film […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • ‘Marcella’ Producer Lands TV Rights to Hot Novel ‘The Doll Factory’ (EXCLUSIVE)The team behind Netflix and ITV hit “Marcella” have scooped the TV rights to “The Doll Factory,” an eagerly anticipated thriller set in 1850s London. Buccaneer Media will adapt Elizabeth Macneal’s novel for TV, with the drama producer’s founder, Tony Wood, and development executive Anna Burns exec producing. The book is hot property, with numerous […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Cat Power to Release First Album in Six Years, Featuring Lana Del ReyCat Power — a.k.a. singer, songwriter and producer Chan Marshall — will release “Wanderer,” her first new album in six years, October 5, through Domino Records. Produced by Marshall and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles, “Wanderer” includes guest vocals from of friend and recent tour-mate Lana Del Rey appearances by “longtime friends and compatriots,” the announcement says […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Google CEO: EU Decision Could ‘Upset’ Android’s Free Business ModelGoogle chief Sundar Pichai issued a thinly veiled warning Wednesday that the European Commission’s finding of anti-competitive practices by the Internet giant with regard to Android could spell the end of the operating system’s free distribution. The European Commission announced a record-breaking $5 billion fine against Google, saying the company violated EU laws by requiring smartphone manufacturers to […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Piotr Sliwowski to Head $70 Million Polish Moviemaking Venture (EXCLUSIVE)Producer Piotr Sliwowski has been appointed to spearhead a major filmmaking operation in Poland backed by state-owned companies. The initiative, which has a budget of $70 million, supplemented by an additional $20 million a year starting from next year, aims to produce bigger-budget English-language movies penned by Hollywood scriptwriters. Sliwowski told Variety, ahead of a […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • Clippers Center Boban Marjanović Aims to Stand Out in HollywoodWhen Boban Marjanović was traded in February to the Los Angeles Clippers, he never expected to get involved with another local industry beyond basketball. The 29-year-old center from Serbia is used to standing out from the crowd: At 7’3”, he’s the tallest player in the NBA. But Marjanović could never have anticipated he’d be noticed […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
    • ‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-Release (EXCLUSIVE)Warner Bros. Pictures has set Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero sequel “The Dark Knight” for a re-release in four select Imax theaters to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary, Variety has learned. Venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto will host the film for a limited one-week engagement beginning Friday, Aug. 24. Nolan and […]Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018