Several CAA Offices to Remain Closed Through January 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (EXCLUSIVE)

Creative Artists Agency is shuttering multiple domestic locations through the end of the year, as coronavirus cases explode in the United States, Variety has learned. A late-hitting internal memo to staff informed agents and others that the CAA headquarters in … Read more…

U.K.’s Espresso Media Takes Festival Darling Indian Doc ‘Shut Up Sona’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Boutique U.K. sales agent Espresso Media International has acquired rights for Deepti Gupta’s feminist documentary “Shut Up Sona,” featuring popular Indian singing star Sona Mohapatra. Produced between 2016 and 2019, the documentary chronicles Mohapatra’s life between sold-out concerts as she … Read more…

‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ Sells to North America, Other Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Munich-based sales agent Global Screen has closed deals on major territories for nature documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees,” based on Peter Wohlleben’s non-fiction bestseller, which has been published in more than 40 countries. Capelight has acquired all rights for … Read more…

Horror Film ‘The Banishing,’ From ‘Severance’ Director Christopher Smith, Debuts First Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given access to the first exclusive clip for horror movie “The Banishing,” which will have its market premiere during the Cannes Marché du Film this week, with WestEnd Films handling sales. Variety spoke to its director Christopher … Read more…

Cannes Market: Kelsey Grammer, Jason Flemyng, Sebastien Foucan Starring in ‘Edge of Justice’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kelsey Grammer, Jason Flemyng, and Sebastien Foucan will star in the crime film “Edge of Justice,” with worldwide rights on sale through Archstone Entertainment at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. “Edge of Justice,” directed by Jake L. Reid, follows an African … Read more…

U.K. Agency Tricycle Teams With Kudos Sports For De Guzman Brothers Soccer Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

Sara Curran’s U.K.-based Tricycle Talent agency has taken a minority stake in Courtney James, Curtis Dawes and Leon Johnson’s U.K. and Canada-based Kudos Sports Management. The companies are in development on a documentary series about the journey of the de … Read more…

Oscar-Winner A.R. Rahman Boards ‘No Land’s Man’ as Composer and Co-Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) has joined U.S.-India-Bangladesh film “No Land’s Man” as co-producer and composer. Directed by eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (“Saturday Afternoon”), the film chronicles a South Asian man’s journey that becomes … Read more…

Exclusive: Cathay Pacific’s brand merger hits roadblock from China’s aviation regulator – sources

China’s aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of infractions during last year’s pro-democracy protests, two sources said. Reuters: Business News SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety. Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head … Read more…

EXCLUSIVE: Coronavirus Could Reduce 260 Million Indians To Poverty, Say Oxford University Researchers

Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have backed these estimates by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. World News – Breaking News, Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. drafts rule to allow Huawei and U.S. firms to work together on 5G standards – sources

The U.S. Department of Commerce is close to signing off on a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with China’s Huawei Technologies on setting standards for next generation 5G networks, people familiar with the matter said. Reuters: … Read more…

invivodata and ClinPhone Announce Exclusive Global Partnership for ePRO Solutions

(Nottingham, UK and Pittsburgh, PA, USA 30 April 2008). ClinPhone, the world’s largest Clinical Technology Organization (CTO) and invivodata inc., the leading provider of device-based eDiaries, announced today an exclusive new global partnership to provide electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis

Routine medical tests critical for detecting and monitoring cancer and other conditions plummeted in the United States since mid-March, as the coronavirus spread and public officials urged residents to stay home, according to a new report by Komodo Health. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis

Routine medical tests critical for detecting and monitoring cancer and other conditions plummeted in the United States since mid-March, as the coronavirus spread and public officials urged residents to stay home, according to a new report by Komodo Health. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: Yovanna Momplaisir Speaks to B. Scott, Slams NeNe Leakes’ Leaked Text Messages, Says She Felt ‘Used’ and Nene ‘Ran at the Reunion’

‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion is over, but the drama continues. Yesterday, we here at lovebscott.com poured an entire kettle’s worth of tea about what went down during the ladies’ virtual season 12 reunion. In our exclusive report, we … Read more…

Exclusive: Yovanna Momplaisir Speaks to B. Scott, Slams NeNe Leakes’ Leaked Text Messages, Says She Felt ‘Used’ and Nene ‘Ran at the Reunion’

‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion is over, but the drama continues. Yesterday, we here at lovebscott.com poured an entire kettle’s worth of tea about what went down during the ladies’ virtual season 12 reunion. In our exclusive report, we … Read more…

Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album ‘Kierra’ [Exclusive Video]

Source: PR / Provided by PR GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur,, released her highly anticipated album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Marking her sixth studio album and first project with RCA Inspiration. KIERRA includes the songstress’ latest single “It Keeps Happening,” … Read more…

The Hollywood Reporter Sets Interim Leadership Following Editor Matt Belloni’s Exit (EXCLUSIVE)

A trio of THR editors have been tapped as interim leaders in the wake of editorial director Matthew Belloni’s abrupt departure from the publication on Monday, multiple individuals familiar with the company told Variety. The interim editors are Jeanie Pyun, … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

Exclusive: Adrian Cheng launches LoveWithoutborders; donates 1.5 million surgical masks to Europe; develops nanotechnology masks

Adrien Cheng has launched a new campaign: #LoveWithoutborders, through which he will be donating 1.5 million surgical masks to France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Plus, he is developing new NanoTechnolgy masks. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Rosie O’Donnell Talks About Relaunching Her Talk Show Full Time After Coronavirus Benefit (EXCLUSIVE)

We haven’t seen the last of  Rosie O’Donnell — as a talk show host, that is. The funny lady tells Variety that the one-night-only return of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” on Sunday may have just been the beginning of her … Read more…

Exclusive: Gabrielle Union and Sofia Vergara Were Developing a Joint Film Together, But It’s Not Moving Forward Amid ‘AGT’ Fallout

As we previously reported, it was announced last month that Sofia Vergara would be taking Gabrielle Union’s seat as judge on the next season of ‘America’s Got Talent’ after Gabrielle was fired for complaining about racist and sexist behavior on … Read more…

Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

Exclusive: Sofia Vergara Is In, But ‘Nothing Has Changed’ at ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Gabrielle Union’s Firing

‘America’s Got Talent’ announced Thursday that Sofia Vergara is replacing Gabrielle Union on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and former judge Heidi Klum is returning to the show for it’s 15th season. They are being joined by other returning white male judges … Read more…

John Tesh Reveals the Time He Almost Got Fired From Entertainment Tonight! (Exclusive)

After co-hosting Entertainment Tonight for 10 years, Mary Hart and John Tesh are back together, reuniting on the ET stage. Tony Hawk Reveals How He Got Into the ‘Vanity Fair’ Oscars Party (Exclusive) … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT … Read more…

‘Supernova,’ Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Attracts Further Distributors (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supernova,” a romantic drama starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a longtime couple on a road trip, has inked a raft of further distribution deals, closed by the Bureau Sales. Latest buyers for the film, directed by Harry Macqueen, … Read more…

‘Wasp Network’ Producer Teams With Kirill Serebrennikov on ‘Josef Mengele’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, whose last film “Leto” competed at Cannes in 2018, is teaming with “Wasp Network” producer Charles Gillibert to adapt the best-selling French novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele.” Winner of the prestigious Renaudot Prize in 2017, … Read more…

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: Tesla to take new $1.4 billion loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory – sources

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and a group of China banks have agreed a new 10 billion yuan ($ 1.4 billion), five-year loan facility for the automaker’s Shanghai car plant, three sources familiar with the matter said, part of … Read more…

Alpha Violet Acquires Fernanda Valadez’s Sundance-Selected ‘Sin Señas Particulares’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  — Paris-based Alpha Violet  has acquired international rights to Fernanda Valadez’s feature debut, “Sin Señas Particulares,” which world premieres in World Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Announced this week, the Sundance selection comes on top … Read more…

Meikincine to Sell Chile’s ‘Jailbreak Pact’ Internationally (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading Argentine sales agent Meikincine has signed on to sell David Albala’s highly anticipated fiction debut “Jailbreak Pact,” (“Pacto de fuga”) on the international market. Chile’s Storyboard Media produces the feature, with co-founders Carlos Núnez and Gabriela Sandoval executive producing … Read more…

Lucia Puenzo Unveils ‘Impactados,’ Courts Mariana Di Girolamo, Marcelo Alonso (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  — Argentina’s Lucía Puenzo, one of Latin America’s most sought-after writer-directors, is in talks with Mariana di Girolamo, star of Pablo Larraín’s “Ema,” and Marcelo Alonso (“Neruda,” “The Club,” “Araña”) for both to star in feature “Impactados.” Both … Read more…

Latido Films Boards ‘Born a King’ as Movie Mints Millions in Saudi Arabia, UAE (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES  —  Bringing onto the market what looks like by far the biggest new movie at Ventana Sur, Latido Films has acquired international sales rights to Agustí Villaronga’s “Born a King,” starring Ed Skrein, fresh off his star-turn in … Read more…