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  • Golden Globes 2014: What you didn't see on TV Sunday night

    Golden Globes 2014: What you didn't see on TV Sunday night
    The Golden Globes are lauded for being the award season's greatest party, and, from the Beverly Hilton ballroom Sunday night, you could see -- and hear -- why. Every time the show went to commercial, there was an explosion of movement as A-listers...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel considers 'Wolf,' 'Slave,' Redford, Dern

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel considers 'Wolf,' 'Slave,' Redford, Dern
    With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races

    Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races
    We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy

    SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy
    Emma Thompson shimmied. Rita Moreno sang. Matthew McConaughey traveled to Neptune. And SAG voters did pretty much as expected. Since the actors branch comprises nearly 20% of the Motion Picture Academy's membership, is it safe to assume the SAG Awards...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Luxury Plex iPic to Open in Westwood, Looks to be 'Gold Standard of Moviegoing'

    Once the city's movie mecca, Los Angeles' Westwood Village looks to get some of its mojo back with the May 2 opening of the iPic eat-in luxury plex on Wilshire Blvd. But the Westside movie renaissance extends beyond just Bruin territory, with new and...
  • Theater Director Jon Vickers Lures Legends to Indiana University Venue

    When theater director Jon Vickers hopped on the phone with Variety, his single-screen cinema was in the middle of a typically diverse run. The night before, it had screened a brand new restoration of Luchino Visconti's "Sandra." That night, the program...
  • Period Piece 'Belle' Offers Unique Look at 18th Century Slavery

    "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, opens on May 2 (Fox Searchlight). WHY IT MATTERS: The film takes an original approach to 18th century slavery, making the troubling point that it was the foundation of a region's economic system -- yet the topic is...
  • Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series

    For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green. Like many directors, Paul Schrader acknowledges the difficulty of finding money for his projects. He had to fund last year's "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan, on Kickstarter, a...
  • Variety's Mentor of the Year: Paul Stekler Champions Cinematic Risk-Taking

    Forget "those who can, do; those who can't, teach." Paul Stekler, Variety's 2014 Mentor of the Year, can, does and teaches. While chairing University of Texas at Austin's RTF (radio-television-film) department, the Emmy and Peabody winner continues to...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...