‘The Farewell’ Star Awkwafina On Why Hiring Her Is ‘Always a Risk,’ Even In a Changing Hollywood

‘The Farewell’ Star Awkwafina On Why Hiring Her Is ‘Always a Risk,’ Even In a Changing Hollywood When Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” premiered at Sundance this past January, the filmmaker’s intimate family feature instantly inspired two types of headlines: chatter about Wang as a breakout talent, and ...

Matthew Heineman Directs True Wildfire Survival Drama ‘Paradise’

Matthew Heineman Directs True Wildfire Survival Drama ‘Paradise’ Documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Oscar-nominated “Cartel Land”), who directed harrowing biopic “A Private War” last year — Rosemund Pike was robbed of an Oscar nod — is a strong choice to ...

Remy Hii savours the fast take-off of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (Photo: Sony Pictures). Remy Hii landed a supporting role in Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home just two days after he sent a self-tape to the producers. Now he is ...

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have ...

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have ...

‘This Is Us’ Executive Producer Ken Olin Sets Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox Television

‘This Is Us’ Executive Producer Ken Olin Sets Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox Television Ken Olin has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has learned. Under the deal, Olin will continue to serve as executive producer on the hit NBC series “This Is Us” while ...

‘This Is Us’ Executive Producer Ken Olin Signs Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

‘This Is Us’ Executive Producer Ken Olin Signs Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV “This Is Us” executive producer and director Ken Olin has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio said Wednesday. The pact is Olin’s first with the now-Disney-owned studio ...

Telluride Film Festival 2019 Ramps Up with Guest Director Pico Iyer

Telluride Film Festival 2019 Ramps Up with Guest Director Pico Iyer If you were thinking of attending this year’s annual Labor Day weekend cinephile celebration high in the Rocky Mountains, it’s too late. Coveted passes to the 46th Telluride Film Festival sold out ...

Henry Golding Starts Long House Shingle With ‘Inheritance,’ ‘Harrington’s Greatest Hits’

Henry Golding Starts Long House Shingle With ‘Inheritance,’ ‘Harrington’s Greatest Hits’ “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding has started Long House Productions in partnership with China’s Starlight Cultural Entertainment Group with two features in the works. Golding’s first feature ...

Shanghai: Er Dong Pictures Adds to Web of Hollywood and Chinese Deals

Chinese production and talent company Er Dong Pictures shed some light on its latest film investment slate and growing web of relationships in Asia and Hollywood. The company, which is in the process ...

‘In the Heights’: Musical Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Film Version in Small Role

Powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda may not be returning to play the role he originated in his Broadway hit and Tony winner “In the Heights,” but he will be taking on a small role in director Jon M. Chu’s ...

Marc Anthony Joins Cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Film Adaptation

Marc Anthony Joins Cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Film Adaptation Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Thursday that global Latin star Marc Anthony will join the cast of Miranda’s “In the Heights” film adaptation. Anthony will portray the father of Sonny (Gregory Diaz ...

Wme Signs ‘Vida’ Star Melissa Barrera, Recently Cast In Warner Bros’ ‘In the Heights’ & Spc’s ‘Carmen’

Exclusive: Wme has signed rising Mexican actress and singer Melissa Barrera, co-lead in Starz Original series Vida, for representation in all areas. Barrera, who was until recently with UTA, stars as ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda And ‘In The Heights’ Crew Surprise High School Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda And ‘In The Heights’ Crew Surprise High School Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda and the In the Heights movie crew surprised on Friday by turning out for a high school performance of the play at New York’s George Washington High. Crazy Rich Asians‘ Jon M. Chu, ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes Surprise Appearance at High School's 'In the Heights' Production

Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes Surprise Appearance at High School's 'In the Heights' Production Amid ending rehearsals for the film adaptation of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the film's team made a surprise visit to a high school's Broadway musical performance of the production on ...

Ali Wong and Randall Park Are a Romantic Dream Team in ‘Always Be My Maybe’

Ali Wong and Randall Park Are a Romantic Dream Team in ‘Always Be My Maybe’ Related: 50 Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time Let’s hear it for Ali Wong, the Vietnamese-Chinese-American stand-up comic, and Randall Park, born to Korean immigrant parents, for bringing their ...

Masters of the Universe movie gets new March 2021 release date

Last month, Sony Pictures announced that it had pushed back the December 2019 release date for its long-planned Masters of the Universe movie to “some time in 2020”, and now comes word that we’ll ...

‘Black Sails’ Executive Producers Sign Fox 21 Television Studios Deal

‘Black Sails’ Executive Producers Sign Fox 21 Television Studios Deal ‘Black Sails’ co-creator Jon Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Schotz have signed an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios. Under the three-year deal, the pair will develop and run series ...

Jon Steinberg & Dan Shotz Sign Overall Deal With Fox 21 TV Studios

Black Sails co-creator Jon Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz have signed a three-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to develop and run series for the studio. Steinberg and ...

Awkwafina Is 'Optimistic' About Hollywood Finding a Balance Between Diversity and Representation

Awkwafina Is 'Optimistic' About Hollywood Finding a Balance Between Diversity and Representation Awkwafina had viewers cracking up in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, but the Asian-American actress knows that representation in Hollywood is no laughing matter. “I think there’s something also to ...

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