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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

‘Annette’ Star Marion Cotillard Opens Up About Pressures of Fame, Live Singing in Leos Carax Rock Opera by Manori Ravindran

The stars of Cannes Film Festival opener “Annette” opened up on Wednesday about the demands of making Leos Carax’s rock opera and the film’s parallels with the real-life demands of f…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:49AM
Sunday, May 23, 2021

Eurovision Winners From Italy Will Take Drug Test Following Green Room Incident by Manori Ravindran

Italian metal band Måneskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, is under investigation after their off-stage antics went viral during the grand final. Footage shared widely on soc…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:46PM

Eurovision: 26 Countries Face Off in Grand Final of 65th Edition – Live Updates by Manori Ravindran

Eurovision is back after two years, and the 65th edition of the world’s biggest music competition doesn’t stand to disappoint. There’s more global interest than ever this year thanks t…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:36AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Berlin Film Festival: Live Summer Event in Question, Final Decision Coming in May by Manori Ravindran

Berlin Film Festival organizers have said that staging their planned “Summer Special” in-person event in June is proving to be a “bigger challenge” given a recent update to the count…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:05PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

David Beckham to Star in Disney Plus Series ‘Save Our Squad’ by Manori Ravindran

David Beckham is set to present a new Disney Plus series called “Save Our Squad.” Co-produced by Twenty Twenty and Beckham’s production outfit Studio 99, the series will find the footb…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:47PM
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Poland’s Politics Paint a Worrying Picture For Its Arts Sector by Manori Ravindran

As writer Jakub Żulczyk faces charges for calling Poland president Andrzej Duda a “moron” on Facebook, and online event “Herstories for Women’s Day” is suddenly pulled, Polish lea…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:01PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Paramount Plus Lands Hulu’s ‘Everyone Is Doing Great’ in First International Sale (EXCLUSIVE) by Manori Ravindran

“Everyone Is Doing Great,” the comedy created by “One Tree Hill” alumni James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, is heading to Paramount Plus outside the U.S. The ViacomCBS-backed SVOD h…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:52PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

U.K. Theaters Mark One Year of Shutdown, With 95% Worse Off Due to Pandemic by Manori Ravindran

Exactly one year since U.K. theaters shuttered their doors, 95% report being worse off due to the COVID-19 crisis. A new survey by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and nationwide org UK …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:00PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

British Talent Agents Unite to Create Diversity Working Group (EXCLUSIVE) by Manori Ravindran

A group of top British talent agents are convening to create a working group tackling issues of race faced by actors of color in the U.K. The collective of agents are part of the Personal Ma…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:05AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

BBC Three, Home to ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Normal People,’ to Return as Broadcast Channel in January 2022 by Manori Ravindran

BBC Three, the U.K. public broadcaster’s youth-skewing brand and the home of shows like “Fleabag” and “Normal People,” is returning as a broadcast channel. The BBC on Tuesday confi…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:12AM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

BBC Launches First Fully-Owned U.S. Streamer With BBC Select (EXCLUSIVE) by Manori Ravindran

With this week’s launch of streaming service BBC Select, one of the world’s most recognizable media brands is joining North America’s streaming ranks on its own terms for the very firs…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:57PM
Friday, February 5, 2021

‘Diana’ Producer Lightbox Exits Channel 4 Backing, Prepares to Play Field of Premium Partners (EXCLUSIVE) by Manori Ravindran

Founded by Oscar-winning “Man on Wire” producer Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn, high-end documentary producer Lightbox is navigating the next phase of its evolution, and exit…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:21PM
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Kenneth Branagh to Play U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Michael Winterbottom Drama for Sky by Manori Ravindran

Kenneth Branagh will play U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a new Sky TV series detailing Britain’s muddled response to the COVID-19 crisis. The five-part drama will be directed and wri…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:13PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Exit the King: ‘A tragic Punch and Judy show’ by Manori Ravindran

“You are going to die in an hour and a half. You are going to die at the end of the play.” This is the ominous warning uttered to King Berenger in the opening minutes of Eugène Ionesco…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 08:00AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just for Laughs Q&A: Colin Quinn on his Long Story Short by Manori Ravindran

For Brooklyn-born comic Colin Quinn, the Just for Laughs festival is the ultimate convention for comedians: “You see all your old friends and do a little shop talk,” he explains. The SNL…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 07:00PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Serenade for Maureen Foster pays tribute to late opera star by Manori Ravindran

If you asked Colin Firth what his favourite piece of music was during his years studying acting in London, he would point out a Frederick Delius piece sung by the late Canadian contralto Mau…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 05:45PM

Just For Laughs to honour Garry Shandling with lifetime achievement award by Manori Ravindran

The fourth annual Just For Laughs Comedy Conference announced Tuesday that it will honour actor and comedian Garry Shandling with a lifetime achievement award. Shandling has worked as a tele…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:36PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Heritage Minister warns of budget cuts for CBC, arts organizations by Manori Ravindran

CBC/Radio-Canada is about to be dealt a 5% blow to its parliamentary allocation in the next budget, Heritage Minister James Moore said. The minister gave his first major interview since the …

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 04:15PM
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Concert review: James Taylor at the BlackCreek Music Festival by Manori Ravindran

James Taylor has never been one to shy away from telling stories in between songs. During his Saturday evening concert at Toronto’s Rexall Centre — the first pop performance of the inaug…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 03:42PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Soulpepper reveals summer season by Manori Ravindran

The Soulpepper theatre company unveiled its summer 2011 lineup Thursday, with six shows including The Glass Menagerie, The Kreutzer Sonata, Exit the King, White Biting Dog, The Price and Bil…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 01:35PM

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