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‘I Screwed Up’: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Addresses Dave Chappelle Fallout

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is speaking out over continued criticism of the Dave Chappelle comedy special “The Closer.” On the eve of a planned employee walkout at the streaming giant — organized...

NBA Star Kevin Garnett Signs First-Look Deal With Village Roadshow

Village Roadshow has signed NBA star Kevin Garnett to a first-look partnership, which will span television, film and digital content. Garnett runs Content Cartel Studios with partners Brian Bennett and Mike Marangu....

Netflix Suspends Three Employees, Including Trans Person Who Spoke Out Against Dave Chappelle, for Crashing Leadership Meeting

Netflix has suspended three employees for crashing a meeting of its top executives, including an out trans person who criticized a new comedy special from Dave Chappelle, sources tell Variety. Terra Field,...

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Defends Dave Chappelle Special in Staff Memo: ‘Artistic Freedom’ Is Different for Stand-Up (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has addressed staff members on the streamer’s controversial new Dave Chappelle stand-up special, “The Closer.” The firebrand comedian has drawn criticism from the LGBTQ+ community in recent days...

Tinder Original Series ‘Swipe Night: Killer Weekend’ Sets Cast, Director Sasie Sealy (EXCLUSIVE)

The second season of Tinder’s original series “Swipe Night” has named its lead cast, writer and director. On the heels of the successful first digital narrative experience — where Tinder users choose...

Angelina Jolie Delivers Emotional Tribute to Poet Amanda Gorman: ‘May You Burn Fiercely and Light the Way’

Angelina Jolie struck a poignant and empowering chord on Thursday night, presenting national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman with Variety‘s Power of Women honor. The superstar director, actor and humanitarian arrived at...

‘No Time to Die’: 7 Biggest Takeaways From Daniel Craig’s Final Turn as James Bond

After two years of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 idling in the driveway thanks to the global pandemic, Hollywood finally got its hands on “No Time to Die.” While stars like Daniel...

New York Mets Tap Range Media Partners for Marketing Refresh, Content Play

A team of agencies led by Hollywood shop Range Media Partners is stepping up to the plate to make the New York Mets relevant to younger, diverse audiences. Steve and Alexandra Cohen,...

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