Studio 54 Co-Creator Ian Schrager Wants to ‘Set the Record Straight’

In the 1970s, Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York nightlife. With wildly theatrical sets, a guest list of celebs, and jet-setters that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Grace Jones, and a pulsating disco beat, the nightclub helped define the Me…

In the 1970s, Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York nightlife. With wildly theatrical sets, a guest list of celebs, and jet-setters that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Grace Jones, and a pulsating disco beat, the nightclub helped define the Me Decade. But its reign was short lived. In 1980, founders Steve Rubell […]

The Orchard Buys Werner Herzog Doc ‘Meeting Gorbachev’ (EXCLUSIVE)

It’s a meeting for the ages. In one corner, the architect of Perestroika. In the other, the director who nearly tamed Klaus Kinski. “Meeting Gorbachev,” a nonfiction film documenting a series of interviews between filmmaker Werner Her…

It’s a meeting for the ages. In one corner, the architect of Perestroika. In the other, the director who nearly tamed Klaus Kinski. “Meeting Gorbachev,” a nonfiction film documenting a series of interviews between filmmaker Werner Herzog and Mikhail Gorbachev, has been acquired by the Orchard. The indie distributor plans to release the film theatrically […]

Faye Dunaway to Play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway

Faye Dunaway will return to Broadway to play another acting diva. The Oscar-winner is set to portray Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five,” a one-woman play that charts the movie legend’s career over the course of a winding monologue. Du…

Faye Dunaway will return to Broadway to play another acting diva. The Oscar-winner is set to portray Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five,” a one-woman play that charts the movie legend’s career over the course of a winding monologue. Dunaway last appeared on Broadway in 1982’s “The Curse of the Aching Heart.” In the 1990s, […]

MoviePass Announces New Pricing While Promising to Win Back Customers’ Trust

MoviePass has read your enraged tweets. It has fielded your angry calls. And, yes, it’s seen those memes that showed images of its offices engulfed in flames. Despite becoming a trending topic for all the wrong reasons, the company that once plan…

MoviePass has read your enraged tweets. It has fielded your angry calls. And, yes, it’s seen those memes that showed images of its offices engulfed in flames. Despite becoming a trending topic for all the wrong reasons, the company that once planned to be the Netflix of moviegoing believes it can win back the trust of […]

Hugh Jackman Says ‘Greatest Showman’ Success Made Him Revive Stage Show

Hugh Jackman could have spent his hiatus between movies soaking up rays in Saint-Tropez. Instead of lounging poolside, the movie star will return to the stage for a grueling series of arena performances that will take him across Europe, Australia, and …

Hugh Jackman could have spent his hiatus between movies soaking up rays in Saint-Tropez. Instead of lounging poolside, the movie star will return to the stage for a grueling series of arena performances that will take him across Europe, Australia, and the U.S. The upcoming musical extravaganza, “The Man. The Music. The Show.,” kicks off […]

Former Imagine CEO Charlie Corwin Joins Uproxx Advisory Board (EXCLUSIVE)

Charlie Corwin, the former head of Imagine Entertainment, will help Uproxx as it dives more deeply into the television and film space. The veteran executive is the first appointment to Uproxx’s advisory board. Ultimately, there will be four or fi…

Charlie Corwin, the former head of Imagine Entertainment, will help Uproxx as it dives more deeply into the television and film space. The veteran executive is the first appointment to Uproxx’s advisory board. Ultimately, there will be four or five people on the board. “The idea is that this will be a very active board […]

‘Free Solo’ Crosses $10 Million at Box Office, Continuing Documentary Hot Streak

“Free Solo,” the acclaimed climbing documentary about a hair-raising summit of El Capitan, has crossed the $10 million mark at the box office. It now ranks as the fourth highest grossing documentary of the year, behind “Three Identica…

“Free Solo,” the acclaimed climbing documentary about a hair-raising summit of El Capitan, has crossed the $10 million mark at the box office. It now ranks as the fourth highest grossing documentary of the year, behind “Three Identical Strangers” ($12.3 million), “RBG” ($14 million), and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” ($22.6 million). The film follows […]

‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Why Julie Andrews Turned Down a Cameo

“Mary Poppins Returns” is being hailed as “practically perfect in every way” and a worthy followup to the 1964 classic. It’s a movie that recaptures the optimism and magic that made the original such a beloved family film….

“Mary Poppins Returns” is being hailed as “practically perfect in every way” and a worthy followup to the 1964 classic. It’s a movie that recaptures the optimism and magic that made the original such a beloved family film. Though Dick Van Dyke makes a singing and dancing return in “Mary Poppins Returns,” Julie Andrews is […]

Former Weinstein Co. Exec Irwin Reiter Forms Consulting Firm (EXCLUSIVE)

Irwin Reiter, who recently served as the Weinstein Company’s executive vice president of accounting and financial reporting, is launching a consulting firm. Dubbed Reiter Audit, the company has signed a non-exclusive financial consulting role wit…

Irwin Reiter, who recently served as the Weinstein Company’s executive vice president of accounting and financial reporting, is launching a consulting firm. Dubbed Reiter Audit, the company has signed a non-exclusive financial consulting role with Lantern Entertainment. In that capacity, it will be involved in all forms of finance, accounting and participation reporting. Reiter spent […]

Why ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ Is an Important Step for Representation (Guest Column)

Awards season is upon us once again and as has appropriately been the case for the past few years, it will be dominated by talk of diversity. We have made great strides in this arena, and yet I feel one group seems to have been conspicuously left behin…

Awards season is upon us once again and as has appropriately been the case for the past few years, it will be dominated by talk of diversity. We have made great strides in this arena, and yet I feel one group seems to have been conspicuously left behind — the disability community. Although 20% of […]

Hugh Jackman Reviving One-Man Stage Show (EXCLUSIVE)

Hugh Jackman is reviving his one-man stage show and is planning a multi-city tour, Variety has learned. To get fans in the spirit, Jackman will perform two songs on the plaza at 30 Rockefeller Center as part of the “Today” show concert seri…

Hugh Jackman is reviving his one-man stage show and is planning a multi-city tour, Variety has learned. To get fans in the spirit, Jackman will perform two songs on the plaza at 30 Rockefeller Center as part of the “Today” show concert series. A set list hasn’t been determined for the touring stage show, but […]

Margaret Atwood Writing ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sequel

Get yourself back in a dystopian frame of mind. Margaret Atwood is returning to the Republic of Gilead with “The Testaments,” a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The novel is due out in September of 2019 and will be set 15 …

Get yourself back in a dystopian frame of mind. Margaret Atwood is returning to the Republic of Gilead with “The Testaments,” a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The novel is due out in September of 2019 and will be set 15 years after the events of “Handmaid’s.” On Twitter, Atwood teased that it will be […]

‘Once on This Island’ Ending Broadway Run

“Once on This Island,” this year’s Tony Award winner for best musical revival, will close its Broadway run on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. When the curtain falls for the last time, the Caribbean-inspired musical will have played 29 previews …

“Once on This Island,” this year’s Tony Award winner for best musical revival, will close its Broadway run on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. When the curtain falls for the last time, the Caribbean-inspired musical will have played 29 previews and 458 performances. Despite the awards attention, “Once on This Island” has struggled at the box […]

Amazon Signs First-Look Deal With Viola Davis’ Production Company

Amazon Studios signed an exclusive first look feature production deal with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, putting the streaming service in business with one of the most acclaimed and honored actresses of her generation. Tennon is an…

Amazon Studios signed an exclusive first look feature production deal with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, putting the streaming service in business with one of the most acclaimed and honored actresses of her generation. Tennon is an actor and producer, as well as Davis’s husband. Davis has been working with Amazon on the […]

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Eyes Record, ‘Creed II’ Packs Wallop

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is practically gorging itself at the Thanksgiving box office. Buoyed by good reviews, the Disney animated sequel appears to be the de facto choice for families looking for options to get out of the house and break away from …

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is practically gorging itself at the Thanksgiving box office. Buoyed by good reviews, the Disney animated sequel appears to be the de facto choice for families looking for options to get out of the house and break away from all the feasting. The film racked up a massive $18.5 million on […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Creed II’ Impress in Thanksgiving Box Office Previews

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” are poised to become big holiday hits after earning an impressive $3.8 million and $3.7 million, respectively, from Tuesday previews. The two sequels are expected to dominate the box of…

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” are poised to become big holiday hits after earning an impressive $3.8 million and $3.7 million, respectively, from Tuesday previews. The two sequels are expected to dominate the box office during a busy Thanksgiving period and to make quick work of the week’s other wide release, “Robin Hood.” […]

Hollywood Figures Urge Georgia Production Boycott, but Shooting Is Likely Safe…For Now

Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia. Films such as “Venom” and shows such as “The Walki…

Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia. Films such as “Venom” and shows such as “The Walking Dead” have been flocking to the Peach State for years, drawn by its generous tax […]

AFI Conservatory Dean Richard Gladstein Steps Down

Richard Gladstein is stepping down as dean of the American Film Institute Conservatory after a little over year at the top of the film school. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Michael Chung, vice dean of administration, and Tom Engfer, vice d…

Richard Gladstein is stepping down as dean of the American Film Institute Conservatory after a little over year at the top of the film school. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Michael Chung, vice dean of administration, and Tom Engfer, vice dean of academic affairs. AFI said it has begun a search for […]

Disney Gets Approval From Chinese Regulators for Fox Deal

Chinese regulators have approved the Walt Disney Company’s $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, clearing an important hurdle for the blockbuster deal between the media giants. The news goosed t…

Chinese regulators have approved the Walt Disney Company’s $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, clearing an important hurdle for the blockbuster deal between the media giants. The news goosed the stock of both companies, sending Disney shares up .77% to $117.08 and lifting Fox shares up more than […]

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Opening on Broadway in Summer 2019

The Belle Epoque is coming to Broadway. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” the stage version of the beloved film, is hitting the Great White Way next summer. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 on Broadway prior to a July 25 opening night. The tran…

The Belle Epoque is coming to Broadway. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” the stage version of the beloved film, is hitting the Great White Way next summer. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 on Broadway prior to a July 25 opening night. The transfer has been in the works for some time. A theatrical reimagining of […]

Studios Expected to Push for Early Home Release in 2019 (EXCLUSIVE)

Hollywood may want to brace itself for another epic fight. At least two major studios — Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures — are expected to reignite discussions about early video-on-demand, sources tell Variety, a move that could lead to …

Hollywood may want to brace itself for another epic fight. At least two major studios — Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures — are expected to reignite discussions about early video-on-demand, sources tell Variety, a move that could lead to a protracted standoff with theater chains. For the past decade, no issue has incited bigger battles […]