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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: 12 Things We Learned About Season 3 at Tribeca Screening

Sushi on a naked Amy Sedaris, Titus as Queen Bey and Trump University are among the many things that fans can expect from the third season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which bows May 19. On Friday, Tribeca film fest-goers got to see the first two episodes of the Emmy-nominated Netflix …read more

Hacker Uploads Stolen ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Episodes to Piracy Networks

An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes — after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminal’s shakedown demands. Variety was unable to verify the authenticity of the “OITNB” episodes the hacker claimed to have shared on popular …read more

Netflix Hacker Also Claims Theft From ABC, Fox, IFC, National Geographic

The hacking group that goes by the name The Dark Overlord doubled down on its piracy of the new season of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” by claiming to have absconded with content from four other networks as well. ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC were specifically cited in …read more

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks Reflect on ‘Philadelphia,’ Jonathan Demme at Tribeca Film Festival

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks were the main event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night (April 28), taking the stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for an hour-long discussion about writing, performing, directing, and even mourning. “The strongest union of our two names is from the motion picture …read more

7 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ As Told by Quentin Tarantino and the Cast

Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown: They all reunited for the 25th anniversary retrospective screening of “Reservoir Dogs” at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. Cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and writer-director-actor Quentin Tarantino all got together to reminisce after the …read more

Hacker Threatens to Release New Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of “Orange is the New Black” is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed. “We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had …read more

Strike Watch: More WGA Talks on Saturday, SAG-AFTRA Eyes Mid-May Start for Negotiations

Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and major studios are expected to return to the bargaining table Saturday for a rare weekend session as the sides try to head off a strike that could begin as early as May 2. The contract wrangling is expected to go down to …read more

Watch: How to Give Your Film's Audio the Love It Needs

When it comes to making films and videos, visuals take a backseat to sound.

Since we work in a visual medium, it’s easy to turn our focus on making our images beautiful and impactful. However, one aspect of filmmaking that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves (and desperately needs) is …read more

‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella in Talks to Join Jodie Foster for ‘Hotel Artemis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Sofia Boutella, who wreaks havoc as the titular monster in Universal’s upcoming “The Mummy,” is in talks to join Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s “Hotel Artemis.” Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance. Pearce, whose writing credits include “Iron Man 3” and “Mission …read more

Gwen Stefani Cancels Las Vegas Performance After Rupturing Eardrum

Gwen Stefani canceled her scheduled headlining performance in Las Vegas after suffering from a ruptured eardrum, her rep confirmed to Variety. Stefani was set to perform at the Keep Memory Alive: Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas on Thursday, but withdrew after being …read more