Amazon Acquires Streaming Rights to Indian Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’

Amazon Prime Video India has struck a deal with Lyca Productions for the streaming rights of S. Shankar’s “2.0,” starring superstar Rajinikanth. The film is a sequel to 2010 blockbuster “Enthiran.” Budgeted at $90 million,...

Unsure if You Fell For Russia’s Fake News? Facebook Will Tell You Soon

Facebook will soon tell its users whether they fell for Russian fake news: The social network announced Wednesday that it is working on a tool that will let its users check whether they liked...

Songs for Screens: Active Child Offers Woke Spiritualism; Sonos Hosts a Deee-Lite-ful Dance Party

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each...

Sony India Sets up Sports Biopic ‘Soorma’

Sony Pictures Networks Productions is to produce sports biopic “Soorma.” The film focuses on the turbulent life of field hockey star Sandeep Singh and is set for a June 29 release. Singh was accidentally...

Ventana Sur: Disney Takes Joaquin Furriel’s ‘Dark Buildings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — In one of the keystone deals on a high-profile new Argentine title at Ventana Sur, Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has acquired the rights to Argentina and Uruguay and also TV/VOD rights...

Philanthropy at the Core of Scooter Braun’s Business

Scooter Braun helps steer the careers of some of today’s top stars as manager to Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Tori Kelly and more, but despite the glamour his celebrity clientele carries, philanthropy...

‘Crisis on Earth-X’ Arrowverse Crossover Parts 1 and 2 Recap: A Wedding Interrupted, Nazis,...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have watched the Nov. 27 “Supergirl” and “Arrow” episodes, entitled “Crisis on Earth-X Part I” and “Crisis on Earth-X Part II.” This year’s Arrowverse crossover — featuring the...

TV Review: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ on Amazon

In 2017 — and half a century earlier, as depicted in the fictional Amy Sherman-Palladino series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — women are often excluded, ignored and dismissed from creative communities, and told they’re...

Gary Goddard Takes Leave From Goddard Group Following Molestation Allegations

Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from entertainment design company The Goddard Group in the wake of recent molestation allegations from Anthony Edwards and Bret Douglas Nighman. Goddard, founder and CEO of the...

U.K. Music Magazines NME and Uncut Sold as Part of Meredith-Time Inc. Deal

Among the titles absorbed by Meredith Corp., the publishing and broadcast company that is acquiring Time Inc. in a $2.8 billion deal, are popular U.K. magazines NME and Uncut. NME, a staple of the British...

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