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Mon 19:03  How Halle Berry Convinced Filmmaker Oge Egbuonu Make Her Directorial Debut With Documentary ‘(In)Vis
It has already been a banner year for Black women filmmakers, with historic achievements like Nia DaCosta set to become the first Black woman to direct a Marvel film with “Captain Marvel 2” and Ava DuVernay selected as the first female filmmaker to receive the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish prize. And film fans should […]
Mon 18:29  Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ Is a Sales Hit Again After 39 Years, Thanks to Twins’ Reaction Vi
Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” is officially a hit single again 39 years after its release, thanks to a pair of twins from Gary, Indiana whose spontaneous reaction to the unexpected drum break in Collins’ ballad has caused it to be possibly the most meme-d song of August 2020. “In the Air Tonight” currently […]
Mon 18:07  NBCUniversal: Speculation Swirls Around Top Execs for Entertainment Programming Post
Rarely has a high-level TV-exec job opening been announced quite so loudly. When NBCUniversal pulled the trigger on a massive reorganization of its television business last week, the company made clear that one key position in the new structure had yet to be filled — a new head of entertainment programming who would oversee creative […]
Mon 18:00  ‘Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn’ Director on Parallels to Today’s Black Lives Matter Protests
On August 23, 1989, teenage Yusuf Hawkins took the train into Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with a few of his friends to look at a car for sale. What they didn’t know, being young Black boys from East New York, was that tension was running high in that other pocket of town. A predominantly Italian American neighborhood […]
Mon 17:51  Judd Apatow to Direct George Carlin Documentary at HBO
Judd Apatow is teaming up with HBO on a two-part documentary about the late George Carlin, who starred in numerous comedy specials and appeared on the “Tonight Show” more than 130 times. Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio will direct the project, which will include interviews with Carlin’s family and friends, as well as material from Carlin’s […]
Mon 17:50  Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hare Coronavirus Play in London
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” actor Ralph Fiennes will star in a production of “Beat the Devil,” a new play by eminent playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Hare (“The Reader,” “The Hours”). Theater director Nicholas Hytner, BAFTA winner for the film “The Madness of King George,” will direct the production, which will be staged at London’s […]
Mon 17:45  Jeffrey Schlesinger, Ron Sanders and Kim Williams Exit Warner Bros. Amid Mass WarnerMedia Layoffs
Hundreds of employees at WarnerMedia are being let go on Monday as part of a company-wide restructuring. Among them are Jeffrey Schlesinger, the president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. Ron Sanders, who served as president of Warner Bros.’ worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment as well as executive vice president of international business operations, […]
Mon 17:42  ‘Star Wars’: Cassian Andor Disney Plus Series Casts Adria Arjona
Adria Arjona has been cast in the upcoming Cassian Andor series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. Arjona joins previously announced series lead Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, both of whom will reprise their roles from the “Star Wars” film “Rogue One.” Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough are also set to appear in the show, […]
Mon 17:30  Disney Rebrands TV Studios, 20th Century Fox TV to Become 20th Television
Disney Television Studios is rebranding its trio of studios. Shedding the Fox name entirely from 20th Century Fox Television in the wake of the Disney-Fox merger, that studio will now be known as 20th Television. Meanwhile, ABC Studios and ABC Signature will collectively become ABC Signature, while Fox 21 Television Studios has been renamed Touchstone […]
Mon 17:13  What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘Lovecraft Country’ Debuts, ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Signs Off
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. As many across the country continue to practice self-isolation due to coronavirus, why not while away […]
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