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  • J.K. Simmons on Playing a 'Real' Villain in 'Whiplash'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Though he's appeared in more than 50 movies and several hit TV shows, J.K. Simmons is perhaps still best known as the deadpan professor in Farmer's Insurance commercials. "It's humbling, to say the least," says the 59-year-...
  • Sony Taps Ryan Doherty as Vice President of New Literary Development Division

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ryan Doherty has joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in the newly created position of vice president, literary development. He will be pursuing book to film and television opportunities for all content divisions across Sony...
  • Directors Like 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Drum Up Attention With Short Films

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his white-knuckle feature won...
  • Netflix Lands Fox's 'Gotham' After First Season Worldwide

    Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Distribution will deliver the upcoming Fox drama series "Gotham" exclusively to Netflix worldwide after its first season, the companies announced Tuesday. The pact is unusual not only because the series has yet to air an episode...
  • Paramount Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein Close to Deal At Sony

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Former Paramount Pictures chief marketing officer Josh Greenstein is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures to succeed Jeff Blake as chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, according to people at the studio familiar...
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...
  • Paramount Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein Close to Deal At Sony

    Former Paramount Pictures chief marketing officer Josh Greenstein is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures to succeed Jeff Blake as chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, according to people at the studio familiar with the matter. Blake...
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Tops Weak Labor Day Box Office, Summer Stumbles to Close

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood didn't have much to celebrate this Labor Day. The holiday is traditionally a slow one at the box office, and this one was no exception, providing one final death rattle on a summer that was largely D.O.A. In its...
  • Hollywood's summer slate elicits a collective yawn from filmgoers

    Hollywood's summer slate elicits a collective yawn from filmgoers
    Not even superheroes could save Hollywood this summer. The movie industry suffered its worst May-to-Labor Day season since 1997, after adjusting for inflation. U.S. ticket sales dropped 15% compared with last summer. It was a disappointment for an...
  • Box Office: 'Guardians' back on top, 'Sin City 2' flops

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul,...