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  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:30:27 +0000: ‘Spencer’ Director Pablo Larraín Endorses Chilean Oscar Entry ‘White on White’ (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
    “Spencer” director Pablo Larraín has thrown his weight behind Chilean Oscar entry “White on White” (“Blanco en Blanco”), hailing it as a “really interesting, strange and highly violent film.” “White on White” also addresses issues that are “highly unsettling and complex and which haven’t been resolved or at least discussed at sufficient length,” Larraín adds. […]
  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:28:31 +0000: Ventana Sur: Major Highlights of the Just-Wrapped Edition, From Netflix to Brazil and Top Deals - Variety
    As new COVID protocols bedeviled travel to the U.K. and other parts of Europe, 3,000 lucky souls, including several hundred execs from Europe, were able to enjoy summer sun and post-lockdown reunions at Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur. Latin America’s biggest film and TV market and forum, it wrapped Friday Dec. 3 with an humungous, though […]
  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:26:24 +0000: Saudi Multi-Hyphenate Hisham Fageeh on How Hollywood Mentoring Can Help Arab TV - Variety
    Saudi Arabian stand up comedian, actor, writer and producer Hisham Fageeh in 2013 posted a satirical video on YouTube titled “No Woman, No Drive” that became the country’s most popular YouTube video and probably helped the movement to strike down Saudi’s ban on female motorists in late 2017. He also acted and co-produced groundbreaking Saudi […]
  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:00:58 +0000: Variety’s Hitbreaker of the Year, Steven Victor, on Pop Smoke’s Bittersweet Success - Variety
    “I wanted to make Pop Smoke a superstar,” record executive and artist manager Steven Victor says wistfully. He succeeded — the young rapper has two songs on Variety’s Hitmakers 2021 list, “What You Know Bout Love” and “For the Night” — but tragically Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was fatally shot in a rented home […]
  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:00:04 +0000: Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley on ‘Heat Waves’: ‘I Never Thought Something So Personal Would Be Heard By So Many People’ - Variety
    For a band from England, Glass Animals, Variety’s Group of the Year, has spent so much time touring the United States, it may as well be American. “I feel comfortable here, and I get to eat all the food I grew up with, like Hot Pockets,” says Dave Bayley, the quartet’s ringleader and songwriter-­producer, on […]
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