A Country Music Conference Dares Wonder: Could 2020 Be ‘the Year of the Woman’?
By Chris Willman
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Taking his seat for a panel on the subject of women in country music at Country Radio Seminar last week, one of the speakers, Damon Moberly, VP of promotion at the Mercury Nash...
Spanish Media Giant Univision Sells Majority Stake
By Brian Steinberg
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Two investment firms said they would buy a majority stake in Univision, the nation’s biggest Spanish-language broadcaster, setting up a new era for the large broadcasting c...
‘Blind,’ Starring Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Goes to Germany’s Tiberius (EXCLUSIVE)
By Leo Barraclough
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tiberius Film, headed by Oliver Fink, has acquired rights for Germany to drama “Blind,” starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, at Berlin’s European Film Market, as well ...
‘Ordinary Justice’ Director Chiara Bellosi on Fascination With Courthouses
By Nick Vivarelli
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Young Italian director Chiara Bellosi is at the Berlinale with “Ordinary Justice” which examines the lives of two families on opposite sides of a murder case who intersec...
Hillary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: ‘It Was Time for An Accounting’
By Manori Ravindran
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hillary Clinton has said that the jury’s verdict in the trial of Harvey Weinstein, formerly one of her primary Hollywood donors, “really speaks for itself.”
Shawn Mendes Collaborator Signs Joint Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV, Work of Art
By Variety Staff
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Scott Harris, the songwriter, producer and musician who has worked extensively with Shawn Mendes, has signed a joint agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Work of Art. T...
Berlinale Series Market Kicks Off With Spirited Opening Night
By Christopher Vourlias
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A wet, windy night couldn’t dampen the mood at the opening reception of the Berlinale Series Market and Conference, the Berlin Film Festival’s popular three-day TV s...
Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement
By Brendan Pierson
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement t...
Berlin: European VODs Innovate, Create to Stay Afloat in Global Streaming Wars
By Christopher Vourlias
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix and other streaming giants might be setting the pace for a global TV landscape upended by video-on-demand technology, but European players are shaking up domesti...
What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Altered Carbon’ Return
By Will Thorne
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule,...