Hitmakers: From Beyonce to Kim Kardashian, the Stars Are All About Bruno Mars

Musician Bruno Mars recently took over the Forum in Los Angeles for four sold-out shows on Nov. 7, 8, 10, and 11 for his “24K Magic World Tour,” where a star-heavy contingent was in...

Amazon Unveils Web-Based Tools for Creating VR and AR Apps, Characters and Scenes

Amazon has launched a suite of tools promising to make it quick — and affordable — for any business to create slick-looking 3D virtual reality and augmented reality apps. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit...

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Nov. 27, 2017

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, selecting our picks of what to watch...

SGIFF Winner ‘Live From Dhaka’ Snapped up by Stray Dogs (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based international sales agent Stray Dogs has picked up Bangladeshi filmmaker Abdullah Mohammed Saad’s “Live From Dhaka.” The film premiered last year at the 2016 Singapore International Film Festival where it won best director...

Imagine Dragons Rules TV Ads With ‘Believer,’ ‘Thunder’

Imagine Dragons’ “Evolve” isn’t just the year’s top-selling rock album: Driven by the songs “Believer” — No. 10 on the BuzzAngle Top 30 — and “Thunder,” it’s produced an impressive number of TV and...

‘Lose All Your Assumptions About Asian Streaming,’ Says Iflix CEO Mark Britt

“Almost every assumption about subscription video on demand that is based on Western metaphors has failed in developing markets,” says Mark Britt, co-founder and CEO of Asia-based streaming video group iflix. “If we are...

Ventana Sur: Subterranea Links to Novelo, Hechos Imaginarios for ’The Eternal White’ (EXCLUSIVE)

For any fanboy in Latin America working in genre filmmaking, Ventana Sur’s Blood Window is one of the main highlights of any year. It bodes well then for Cristoph Behl and the team behind...

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Mosaic’ App Is Now Available on Android

Steven Soderbergh’s interactive story-telling project “Mosaic” has arrived on Android: HBO released the free “Mosaic” app for phones and tablets running Android version 5.0 or higher this week, following a release in iOS earlier...

Argentina on the Rise: Constanza Novick

A Loco Films world sales pick-up and Disney niche release in its native Argentina, Constanza Novick’s debut feature “El futuro que viene” (The Future Ahead”), which now screens at Ventana Sur, takes a relatively...

Time Inc., Meredith Shares Rise After Mega-Deal Announced

Investors sent the stocks of both Time Inc. and Meredith up Monday, after the companies’ announcement Sunday evening that Meredith reached an agreement to acquire Time Inc. Shares of Time Inc., not surprisingly, opened up...

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