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South by Southwest Conference Expanding to Australia in 2023

The South by Southwest Conference is expanding beyond its longtime Austin, Texas home to Sydney, Australia. SXSW Sydney will host a seven-day celebration of technology, film and music from Oct. 15 to...

Scoot McNairy Joins Amy Adams in ‘Nightbitch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Award winning actor Scoot McNairy will star opposite Amy Adams in the forthcoming adaptation of the best-selling book “Nightbitch.” Mounted by Searchlight Pictures and Annapurna, the film will tell of a suburban...

Jason Momoa Western ‘The Last Manhunt’ Sells Worldwide Rights to Saban Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Saban Films has secured worldwide distribution rights to Jason Momoa’s forthcoming Western “The Last Manhunt.” Featuring a largely Native American ensemble cast, the movie follows the true story of the outlaw Willie...

ESPN Films Nabs Lacrosse Doc ‘Fate of a Sport’ From Tribeca (EXCLUSIVE)

ESPN Films has acquired worldwide rights to the documentary “Fate of a Sport,” Variety has learned exclusively. The deal was struck ahead of the film’s world premiere on Wednesday at the annual...

Whalerock Industries Editorial Executive Jen Garcia Allen Named Co-President of Shareability

Jen Garcia Allen, a veteran journalist and digital media executive, has been named co-president of social entertainment studio and brand consultancy firm Shareability. Garcia Allen will oversee day-to-day operations of the company...

Viola Davis Says Escapist Movies and Social Media ‘Destroys Our Art Form’

Oscar winner Viola Davis says social media has undermined her art form, especially as it relates to modern theatrical movies. The “Fences” and “The First Lady” actor delivered a blunt and juicy...

Carolyn Blackwood Exiting as Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group COO

Veteran Warner Bros. executive and film division chief operating officer Carolyn Blackwood is parting ways with the studio, sources told Variety. Her resignation follows a week after word that her boss Toby...

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