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Everything Coming to Netflix in December 2021

Netflix is welcoming the holiday season this December with wintry titles new and old. Holiday content coming to the streamer includes “Single All the Way,” “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” and “A Naija Christmas.” Other highly anticipated releases include Jane Campion’s western drama “The Power of the Dog,” the …read more

Vizio, PBS, Showtime, Discovery & Saban Execs Join Variety Film & TV Marketing Panel

Sean Booker, director of media and entertainment at VIZIO; Amy Wigler, VP of multi-platform marketing and content at PBS; Puja Vohra, exec VP of marketing and strategy at Showtime Networks; Jonathan Saba, chief content officer at Saban Films; and Vikki Neil, exec VP of global brand, originals marketing and creative …read more

Lionsgate Play Aims to Double Asian Presence by End of 2022, Reveals Southeast Asian Focus (EXCLUSIVE)

Streamer Lionsgate Play is aiming to nearly double its presence in Asia to 15 countries by the end of 2022. Speaking to Variety ahead of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF), Rohit Jain, MD South Asia, and networks – emerging markets Asia, said, “Give or take, we should be …read more

‘Red Notice’ Scores Top Slot on Netflix’s Film Chart for 3rd Week in a Row

“Red Notice” may not have been favored highly by film critics, but Netflix subscribers seemingly can’t get enough of the comedy-action movie or its A-lister cast including Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. The Rawson Marshall Thurber feature was, for the third week in a row, at the top …read more

‘Reservation Dogs’ Co-Creator Sterling Harjo on How Native Storytelling Kept Him Going Through Hollywood Rejection

Sterlin Harjo is a Native filmmaker and a name you might recognize — he’s directed an episode of “The Magicians” and he’s the mastermind behind FX’s popular “Reservation Dogs.” Harjo is a Native creative bringing Indigenous stories to life. It’s something he’s always been doing, though Hollywood hasn’t always held …read more

Uzo Aduba Celebrates ‘Clyde’s’ Opening With ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Reunion

On Nov. 23 in New York City, Broadway, welcoming its newest play, hosted a television reunion. “Clyde’s,” a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage starring Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba, opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre. In the audience, more than a few friends cheered Aduba on, as the …read more

Netflix Commissions Five U.K. Series Including Re-Make of David Nicholls’ ‘One Day’ and Abi Morgan’s ‘Eric’

Netflix is re-making David Nicholls weeper “One Day” as a series with a screenplay from Nicole Taylor (“The Nest”), working with Anna Jordan, Vinay Patel and Bijan Sheibani. The novel tells the story of Emma and Dexter, who meet at college and whose on/off relationship is told through the lens …read more

Adele Announces Las Vegas Residency Beginning in January

Adele has announced an exclusive residency in the Colosseum of Las Vegas’ famed Caesars Palace Hotel beginning Friday January 21, 2022. Titled “Weekends With Adele,” the singer will perform two shows each weekend through Saturday April 16, 2022 (see full list of dates below) for a total of 12 weeks. …read more

ViacomCBS to Sell Iconic CBS Studio Center for $1.85 Billion

ViacomCBS announced a deal to sell L.A.’s CBS Studio Center to two investment firms for $1.85 billion, the latest in a series of real-estate divestitures for the company. The media conglomerate had confirmed that it was looking to sell CBS Studio Center, which sits on a 55-acre site in Studio …read more

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4 Gets Premiere Date and Teaser (TV News Roundup)

Amazon Prime Video announced that Season 4 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will premiere on Feb. 18 with two new episodes dropping every Friday for four weeks, and also released the first teaser. The series follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish housewife in New York City who becomes …read more