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  • Warner Bros. Promotes Execs Who Oversaw 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Lego'

    Warner Bros. has promoted longtime execs Jon Berg, who oversaw "The Dark Knight Rises," and Courtenay Valenti, who supervised "The Lego Movie," to exec VP of development and production. They will report to Greg Silverman, president of creative...
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • 'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales

    'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales
    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness." According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
  • '12 Years' is a hit with these Brits

    LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes
    It isn't like last year, when it was down to "Argo" and "Lincoln," and it was already looking like "Argo." This year's Academy Awards ceremony, to be March 2, feels to me like a tricky three-way scenario among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years...
  • June Squibb: Poster Girl for Oscar Campaigns

    June is bustin' out all over. The irresistible June Squibb has become a YouTube success thanks to a brief and funny film made for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in which she deadpans about her chances of winning an Academy Award. It's no coincidence that the...
  • George Clooney on the Epic Battle to Make 'Monuments Men'

    The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...
  • George Clooney Explains Why He'll Never Join Twitter

    George Clooney, this week's Variety cover subject, wears so many different hats, it's hard to keep track. He's won Oscars for producing ("Argo") and acting ("Syriana") and critical acclaim for directing ("Good Night, and Good Luck") and screenwriting ("...
  • Leonard Maltin: USC Libraries Scripter Award 'Very Un-Hollywood'

    If the Oscar and Writers Guild nominations for "Before Midnight's" seem like stretching the definition of an adapted screenplay, maybe it's time to reconsider the original meaning of the word. Unlike the Academy and WGA, which regard TV shows and films...
  • Amazon Studios Launches 10 Pilots, in Hunt for Second Wave of Series

    Amazon Studios is releasing 10 pilots for the Internet masses to weigh in on -- including its first two dramas, from Chris Carter ("The X-Files") and Eric Overmyer ("The Wire") -- from which the studio will select the next batch of full series for its...
  • 'Her,' 'Frozen' Among Winners for Made in Hollywood Awards

    Los Angeles City Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell have announced that "Her," "The Croods" and "Frozen" are this year's recipients of the Council's annual Made in Hollywood Awards. The awards are given out to Oscar nominated live-action films...