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  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video...
  • Sundance Comedy 'Appropriate Behavior' Acquired by Gravitas Ventures (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to "Appropriate Behavior," the Sundance comedy directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, Variety has learned. The film, produced by Cecilia Frugiuele at Parkville Pictures, will open in...
  • 7 Questions With 'American Horror Story' Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon: Emmy Nominee Quickie

    By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Ryan Murphy might receive the lion's share of credit for "American Horror Story's" spooky allure, but his is not the only vision that makes the creepy FX drama a favorite of chill-seeking TV viewers....
  • Set Designer Bill Groom on Creating 'Boardwalk Empire's' Elaborate World

    After being on the air for five years, you'd think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says "Boardwalk Empire's" head of set design Bill Groom. "In fact, this upcoming season has been one of the more challenging ones yet." Even...
  • Emmy Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thorton vs. Mark Ruffalo

    Is it a simple choice of good versus evil in one of Emmy's most contested categories? A blunt activist or a psychopathic contract killer? A furrowed brow or Dutch-boy bangs? In a word -- yes. The heatseekers in this star-packed race are Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Does Emmy Favor the White Collar Worker?

    Back in the '30s, a report on small towns rejecting rube feature films inspired an unforgettable Variety headline: "Stix Nix Hick Pix." Almost a century later, another group seems to be giving the raspberry to the proletariat. Emmy voters' anointed...
  • Q&A: Emmy Producer Don Mischer on the Big Night

    The man in the control room on Emmy night is legendary award-winning producer Don Mischer, who's been at the helm 10 times (along with numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, Super Bowl halftime shows and more). He gives Variety a sneak peek at the plans...
  • Emmy Actor Preview: Nominees Reach New Heights By Playing Against Type

    When Bryan Cranston ended his run as wacky patriarch Hal on Fox's hit comedy "Malcolm in the Middle," he was offered two pilots in quick succession. But instead of jumping at the chance to start work on another project, he promptly turned both of them...
  • The Best of This Year's Emmy Campaigns

    Hard work deserves recognition. And in showbiz, there is no better recognition than an award. So here are the first Emmy Tubthump Awards, which salute the innovative and/or goofy work of Emmy campaigners -- those people who work hard to make sure that you...
  • Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia' to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Movie

    "Portlandia" star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a "Lost in Austen" movie, based on the original U.K. series. It's the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works at the time of the...
  • Emmy nominations 2014

    Emmy nominations 2014
    "True Detective" joined a stellar list of drama nominees including “Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" when the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning in a ceremony hosted by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The comedy series nominees...