Billionaire Peter Thiel Sells Majority of Facebook Stake, Pocketing $29 Million

Investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has sold 73% of his remaining shares in Facebook, earning $29 million on the sale. Thiel now owns 59,913 Class A shares of Facebook after he sold 160,805 shares on...

Ventana Sur: Alebrije’s Monica Lozano and Mórbido’s Pablo Guisa Koestinger Announce Latin America Partnership...

BUENOS AIRES —  Mexican uber-movie producer Mónica Lozano, whose credits include “Instructions Not Included,” and Morbido Horror and Fantasy Film Festival founder Pablo Guisa Koestinger have closed an exclusive production alliance, aimed at exploring...

Grammy Nominations 2018: Complete List

Jay-Z led the nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards, annouced on Tuesday morning, with eight. He’s followed by Kendrick Lamar, whose “DAMN.” album scored seven; Bruno Mars with six; and Childish Gambino (aka actor Donald...

Raft of Sales for ITV’s ‘Prince Harry & Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply’

A British documentary special about soon-to-be-married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sold to more than 100 countries. “Prince Harry & Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply” went out on ITV in the U.K. earlier this month, before...

Film Review: ‘Newton’

With just enough social relevance to lend a blush of importance, but without the kind of spikiness that could threaten to burst its light dramedy bubble, “Newton,” India’s Oscar submission in the foreign language...

#GrammySoDiverse? Top Four Categories Are Notably Light on White Males

The Grammy Award nominations generally pack a fair number of surprises each year, but the 2018 main categories — Album, Song and Record of the Year and Best New Artist — are more racially...

Peter Horton Developing NBC Drama Based on San Francisco Cop Karen Lynch (EXCLUSIVE)

A drama series is in development at NBC based on the life of Karen Lynch, one of San Francisco’s first female police officers, Variety has learned exclusively. Raised by a schizophrenic mother, the series would follow...

HBO’s Black Friday Buy: A Snapchat Story Telling You to Stream Instead of Shop

HBO is urging Snapchatters to stay inside on Black Friday and stream “Game of Thrones” and other original series instead of hitting the malls, in the first Snapchat Story sold as an ad. The HBO ad...

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...

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...

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