Hulu CEO Randy Freer on Company Reorg, Future of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Disney and Comcast are battling to own big pieces of 21st Century Fox — including Fox’s 30% share in Hulu, which would potentially give the winning bidder majority control of the subscription-streaming service. Randy Freer, a 20-year Fox ve…

Disney and Comcast are battling to own big pieces of 21st Century Fox — including Fox’s 30% share in Hulu, which would potentially give the winning bidder majority control of the subscription-streaming service. Randy Freer, a 20-year Fox veteran who was named Hulu’s CEO last fall, faces the task of building on the company’s momentum […]

Gretchen Carlson: Laments “Highly Sexist” Reactions To ‘Miss America’ Swimsuit Nix – Cannes Lions

Earlier this month, the Miss America Organization announced sweeping changes for the 2019 competition, including the elimination of the swimsuit portion of the event. Chair of the org’s board, Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America and Fox News …

Earlier this month, the Miss America Organization announced sweeping changes for the 2019 competition, including the elimination of the swimsuit portion of the event. Chair of the org’s board, Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America and Fox News contributor who sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment in 2016, discussed the new-look event at Cannes Lions today while also addressing naysayers and speaking about the #MeToo movement. Carlson said she “never thought” she would…

Parkland Survivors Recount Terrifying Moments of Shooting: ‘It Was Like a Lifetime of Horror’

Parkland students Madison Leal, Sam Zeif, and Kai Koerber shared their accounts of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a conversation with Variety’s New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh at Cannes Lions. Leal recalled that …

Parkland students Madison Leal, Sam Zeif, and Kai Koerber shared their accounts of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a conversation with Variety’s New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh at Cannes Lions. Leal recalled that Feb. 14 was “like any school day,” but “at 2:20 p.m. our lives forever changed.” That was when the […]

Kevin Costner Talks ‘Yellowstone’, Varied Roles & A Venice ‘Fandango’ Lesson – Cannes Lions

Paramount Network’s cinematic first original drama series, Yellowstone, debuted last night in the U.S., and star Kevin Costner was in Cannes today to talk up the show. Costner plays John Dutton, patriarch of the family that owns America’s largest conti…

Paramount Network's cinematic first original drama series, Yellowstone, debuted last night in the U.S., and star Kevin Costner was in Cannes today to talk up the show. Costner plays John Dutton, patriarch of the family that owns America's largest contiguous ranch who bumps up against land developers, a Native American reservation and America's first National Park. It’s an intense study of a violent world that hails from writer-director Taylor Sheridan. Discussing his…

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Compares Donald Trump to ‘F—ing Acid Gone Bad’

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong got political at a small concert at Cannes Lions on Wednesday night. Armstrong performed a set of about a dozen songs at a private party hosted by Live Nation atop a chateau in the South of France for the annual …

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong got political at a small concert at Cannes Lions on Wednesday night. Armstrong performed a set of about a dozen songs at a private party hosted by Live Nation atop a chateau in the South of France for the annual advertising conference. He improvised friendly chatter between songs, telling […]

Conan O’Brien Talks Comedy That Endures & Shaq Makes A Spam Dunk – Cannes Lions

Bringing some laughs to the Lumière stage at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today, Conan O’Brien and Shaquille O’Neal talked about comedy, their brands and the relationship they have to their audiences. Just don’t ask Shaq to stu…

Bringing some laughs to the Lumière stage at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today, Conan O'Brien and Shaquille O'Neal talked about comedy, their brands and the relationship they have to their audiences. Just don't ask Shaq to stump for Spam. Basketball legend O'Neal, who co-hosts TNT's Inside The NBA, described his brand as “70% humor, 10% to inspire” and the rest to the products he's selling while being as “authentic as possible.” He called himself…

Katie Couric & Queen Latifah Team Up With Brands To Bolster Female Storytellers – Cannes Lions

Katie Couric and Queen Latifah are shining a light on gender equality with a raft of new projects aimed at bolstering the number of female directors and storytellers.
The pair used a keynote session at the Cannes Lions festival in France to lift the li…

Katie Couric and Queen Latifah are shining a light on gender equality with a raft of new projects aimed at bolstering the number of female directors and storytellers. The pair used a keynote session at the Cannes Lions festival in France to lift the lid on their projects, which are backed by consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. Bessie star Queen Latifah is launching The Queen Collective, which will aim to fuel the pipeline of female directors across TV, film and…

Ellen Pompeo On Inclusion, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & Twitter Challenge To Laura Ingraham – Cannes Lions

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the latest actor to call for an inclusive group of journalists at press junkets, saying she will “make sure reporters who are people of color get to come in and interview me” going forward. Pompeo was spe…

Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the latest actor to call for an inclusive group of journalists at press junkets, saying she will “make sure reporters who are people of color get to come in and interview me” going forward. Pompeo was speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Tuesday afternoon, alongside PR maven Richard Edelman whose communications and marketing firm partnered with Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes and Dove in the female-led Real…

‘Fire and Fury’ Author Michael Wolff: ‘Thank God for Donald Trump’

CANNES, France — Donald Trump’s spastic reaction to Michael Wolff’s controversial best-seller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” helped the book sell millions of copies — and for that, Wolff is truly grateful. &…

CANNES, France — Donald Trump’s spastic reaction to Michael Wolff’s controversial best-seller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” helped the book sell millions of copies — and for that, Wolff is truly grateful. “Once a day, I cast my eyes heavenward, and say, ‘Thank God for Donald Trump,'” said Wolff, speaking Monday at […]

Variety’s Cannes Lions Studio Returns for Second Year

Variety returns to the Riviera for a second year for its Variety Cannes Lions Studio. This year’s studio is presented by Inscape with support from iSpot.tv and features thought-leaders in branding, storytelling, and audience engagement. The three-day i…

Variety returns to the Riviera for a second year for its Variety Cannes Lions Studio. This year’s studio is presented by Inscape with support from iSpot.tv and features thought-leaders in branding, storytelling, and audience engagement. The three-day interview studio will uncover trends and strategies in entertainment marketing and advertising, including how creativity and data is […]

Facebook May Unveil VR Dating Show, Other Originals at Cannes Lions (Report)

Facebook is getting ready to unveil a slate of professionally-produced serialized long-form shows, according to a Business Insider report. These titles reportedly a VR dating show that is being produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, as well as other properties that have A-list celebrities attached to them. The social networking company may use the Cannes Lions advertising festival next month to… Read more »

Facebook is getting ready to unveil a slate of professionally-produced serialized long-form shows, according to a Business Insider report. These titles reportedly a VR dating show that is being produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, as well as other properties that have A-list celebrities attached to them. The social networking company may use the Cannes Lions advertising festival next month to... Read more »

Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grainge Named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year (EXCLUSIVE)

Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has been named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year — the first music executive to receive the honor since it was launched in 1999. The award, which recognizes innovators who have shaped the future of media, will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 21 during the annual festival… Read more »

Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has been named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year — the first music executive to receive the honor since it was launched in 1999. The award, which recognizes innovators who have shaped the future of media, will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 21 during the annual festival... Read more »