Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ethan Shanfeld

How the VFX Team Behind Marvel’s ‘Loki’ Brought Miss Minutes to Life

As Marvel continues dipping its toes in TV — snagging 28 Emmy nominations in the process — its latest venture, the Disney Plus miniseries “Loki,” is being hailed as one of the studio’s most unique anti-hero stories to date....

Alvin Ing, Pioneering Asian American Broadway Actor, Dies at 89

Alvin Ing, a pioneering Asian American Broadway actor who appeared in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures,” died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. on July 31. He was 89. Ing’s...

‘Skate Dreams’ Will Spotlight U.S. Olympic Skateboarding Coach Mimi Knoop

Jessica Edwards is directing and producing “Skate Dreams,” an upcoming documentary about female skateboarders, as the first Olympic competition for them is underway in Tokyo. Produced by Film First, the Brooklyn-based shingle Edwards founded in 2010, the documentary will...

Jewish Film Institute Unveils 2021 Grant Recipients (EXCLUSIVE)

The Jewish Film Institute has selected six projects for its second cycle of Completion Grants Program, Variety has learned. JFI, the Bay Area curatorial voice for Jewish film and media, announced the grants at the virtual awards ceremony for the...

Everything Coming to Netflix in August 2021

Netflix is continuing its summer slate of content with a jam-packed August. Two exciting new reality series are coming to the streamer with “Cooking With Paris” and “Sparking Joy.” The former, out Aug. 4, follows Paris Hilton as she...

‘House of Gucci’ Trailer: Adam Driver and Lady Gaga Bring ‘Style, Power…and a Corpse Too’

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga shine as Mr. and Mrs. Gucci in the trailer for “House of Gucci,” hitting theaters on Nov. 24. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, details the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (Driver) and the downfall...

‘iCarly’ Grows Up: How the Team Behind the Revival Series Balanced Maturity With Nostalgia

On June 17, Miranda Cosgrove broke the internet with one line: “You gotta switch it up on a bitch.” Even though she’s currently 28-years-old, Cosgrove is — to many fans — eternally a child. First rising to fame as...

‘Arthur’ Canceled at PBS After 25 Seasons

“Arthur,” the iconic animated children’s series about a lovable aardvark, is ending after its 25th season. The longest-running children’s animated series in the history of American television, “Arthur” will end on PBS Kids, with its final season launching in...

Damon Wayans Jr. To Host Peacock’s ‘Frogger’ (TV News Roundup)

Damon Wayans Jr. will host Peacock’s “Frogger,” a competition series based on the iconic 1980s video game. Co-hosted by “Good Morning Football’s” Kyle Brandt, the series supersizes the concept of the Konami game into an epic obstacle course filled...

Addison Rae Reveals She’s Working on Upcoming EP with Charli XCX, Benny Blanco

While TikTok superstar Addison Rae is usually seen mouthing the words of other people’s songs, the dancer, actor and recording artist is preparing to release more of her own music. In an interview with Variety, Rae, who tops the list...

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Ava DuVernay OWN Series ‘Cherish The Day’ Season 2 Casts Richard Roundtree, Terri J. Vaughn (TV News Roundup)

OWN’s romantic anthology drama, “Cherish The Day” has announced new cast members for the second season. New cast members...
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Can NBC Balance Profits With Ethics While Covering the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

Last month, to fete the 100th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party, China broadcast a propaganda megashow convened at Beijing National Stadium, which was...

Britney Spears’ Lawyer Wants to Speed Up Process to Remove Her Father

Britney Spears’ new lawyer asked a court on Thursday to speed up a hearing on whether to remove her father from her conservatorship, arguing...

Music Industry Moves: Warner Records Ups Mike Chester to Executive VP of Promotion & Commerce

Mike Chester has been upped to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Promotion & Commerce for Warner Records. According ot eh announcement,...

Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s ‘Industry Baby’ Reigns on Streaming Songs Chart

It’s Lil Nas X’s second No. 1 there this year, following ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name).’Lil Nas X hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart for...