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  • Nepal Picks 'Jhola' for Foreign Language Oscar Race

    HONG KONG - Nepal has proposed "Jhola" directed by Yadav Kumar Battarai as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards category. The film is rooted in the no longer adhered to Hindu tradition in which a woman would have to kill herself...
  • Emmy broadcast relies mainly on comedy

    Despite an opening with jokes at the expense of the Emmys, the 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television. Host Seth Meyers got off to a somewhat rocky start. Acknowledging the move to Monday night and an...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Acquires Stakes in Four Indie Production Companies

    LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired minority stakes in four independent production companies -- Arrow Media, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North. The investments have been made from its £20 million ($33.2 million) Growth Fund, which it...
  • Media and Entertainment Mega Mergers Increase 50%

    Size matters in media. The big companies keep getting bigger, with the number of mergers and acquisitions between major players increasing substantially during the past year, according to a report by PwC. This year has already seen a number of splashy...
  • Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win Monday Night

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it comes to analyzing awards, the Emmys are the hardest to gauge. The Academy Awards have the luxury of looking to Guild Awards or BAFTAs, which share a voting body with the Academy, but the Emmys noms are determined by...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
  • OSCARS: 'Japanese Dog' to Represent Romania at Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Romania has selected Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's "The Japanese Dog" as its entry in the race for the foreign-language film Oscar. Jurgiu's feature debut stars Victor Rebengiuc as an old man who has lost his wife and...
  • Emmys host Seth Meyers: Jokes will determine show's success

    Emmys host Seth Meyers: Jokes will determine show's success
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Less than a year into his tenure at NBC's "Late Night," Seth Meyers will take the stage Monday night as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The job has plenty riding on it: Last year's Neil Patrick Harris-hosted ceremony...
  • UrbanWorld Film Festival to Open with 'Beyond the Lights'

    The 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival, the 18th annual fest presented by BET and sponsored by HBO, has set a lineup of 70 films including opener "Beyond the Lights" from director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball," "The Secret Life of Bees")....
  • FACTBOX-Britain's Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Richard Attenborough, who spent two decades trying to persuade sceptical movie moguls to back a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and eventually created one of the most successful films of all time, died on Sunday, the BBC reported, citing...
  • Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Gandhi,' Dies at 90

    Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture "Gandhi" but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and its first sequel as park creator John Hammond,...