Meet the World Class Cyclist Who Biked 1,200 Miles of Jungle to Shoot Her Film

Here’s how small team of filmmakers followed one of the world’s toughest athletes into the Southeast Asian jungle to film ‘Blood Road.’

If you think making a first feature is hard, try making a first feature in the jungle. On dirt bikes. For 153 days. That was the challenge that Nicholas …read more

French, Italian State Broadcasters Join Forces to Counter U.S. Streaming Giants

ROME – France Televisions and Italy’s RAI have joined forces to co-produce a wide range of high-end English-language content for global distribution – including TV dramas, documentaries, animation series and entertainment formats – in a strategic pact meant to counter the growing force of U.S. streaming services in Europe. Top …read more

St. Vincent Announces Tour and Debuts New Look – But No Album News Yet

There’s a striking new look, an extensive run of tour dates, and even a corny little video announcing them — but no album announcement yet. On Wednesday St. Vincent announced her “Fear the Future Tour,” her first extended run of dates in over two years. After an August 19 festival …read more

India’s Eros Strikes Co-Production Venture With Turkey’s Pana Film

Indian studio giant Eros International has signed a two-title co-production deal with Turkey’s Pana Film. The films will be bilingual in Hindi and Turkish, using locations and crews from both countries. The plots will blend Turkish and Indian cultures and will be developed by Eros’ in-house writing team alongside writers …read more

IMG Grabs International Distribution Rights to BBC America Drama ‘Killing Eve’

IMG will handle international sales for the upcoming BBC/BBC America drama series “Killing Eve,” from “Fleabag” creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The distribution arm of talent agency powerhouse WME/IMG has been steadily expanding its activity in sales of TV series and financing of films for clients. It spearheaded international sales …read more

Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Expensive Georgia Special Election

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a blockbuster special election for a Georgia congressional seat that was viewed as a barometer for both parties in the chaotic first months of President Trump’s tenure. CNN projected Handel, 55, would win the seat about 10 p.m. ET. The race for …read more

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff: Lord & Miller Fired After Clashing With Kathleen Kennedy (EXCLUSIVE)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s reputation for writing irreverent, poppy films such as “21 Jump Street” and “The Lego Movie” helped the white-hot writing and directing duo land one of the most coveted gigs in Hollywood — a chance to call the shots on a “Star Wars” film. But their …read more

Stephanie Groves Named Universal Cable Productions Head of Current Programming

Stephanie Groves has been named head of current programming for Universal Cable Productions. She replaces Richard Rothstein, who is departing the NBCUniversal studio. Groves joins UCP as senior VP of current from Warner Horizon, which she moved to from Warner Bros. Television in 2015. Groves joined Warner Bros. TV in …read more

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Will Reunite Season 4 Cast Members, Premiere in Late Summer

With “Bachelor in Paradise” headed back into production, Warner Bros. is now working to restart shooting just one week after bringing it to a full stop. But the decision to pull the emergency brake will have a significant effect on the new season. Sources tell Variety that filming will begin …read more

Hackers Confirm Leaking ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Despite Ransom Payment

The Dark Overlord, the hacker or hackers behind the recent leak of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” confirmed Tuesday in an electronic conversation with Variety that they had leaked the show despite receiving a ransom payment of roughly $50,000 earlier this year. Variety published an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at …read more