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‘Sleepless in Seattle’ at 25: Inside the Making of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s Classic Rom-Com

The Empire State Building finale of “Sleepless in Seattle,” the hit romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 25, has become an indelible scene in pop culture. It almost didn’t happen — but fortunately, Nora Ephron knew people. Annie (Ryan), a writer from Baltimore, finally meets Seattle widower […]

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‘Burden,’ ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Take Top Honors at Nantucket Film Festival

NANTUCKET, Mass. — Andrew Heckler’s “Burden” and the documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” took top film honors at the 23rd annual Nantucket Film Festival. “Burden,” the story of a man’s attempt to break from the KKK, won for narrative feature. “Juliet, Naked,” Jesse Peretz’s sweet-natured romantic comedy starring Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, and Ethan Hawke, was […]

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Jesse Eisenberg-Produced Documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet’ Finds Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired Jeremy Workman’s documentary “The World Before Your Feet,” and will release the film theatrically later this year, Variety has learned exclusively. “The World Before Your Feet,” which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, was directed by Workman and executive produced by Jesse Eisenberg. The documentary follows Matt Green, […]

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Exclusive First Look at Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Tale ‘Reflections in the Dust’ (WATCH)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for “Reflections in the Dust,” which blends factual interviews with an ominous post-apocalyptic tale. The Australian feature film from 23-year-old Luke Sullivan world premieres at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The film is “a tragic portrait of loneliness and isolation set on the edge of a […]

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2018 BET Awards: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big at Youth-Centered Show

Jamie Foxx took a moment to address the recent death of rapper XXXtentacion during the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday. “We can’t get too used to these types of things. We’re too used to young people being killed. It’s like we don’t even trip anymore,” he said. Foxx, who served as the host of the […]

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Japanese Film Makers Find Opportunities in International Co-Productions

The Japanese film industry, whose idea of an “international co-production” was once a shortish shoot in Los Angeles, is now freeing itself from an almost exclusively local focus. Fresh from his Palme d’Or victory in Cannes with “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda recently confirmed that he will be returning to France to make his next film. His […]

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Netflix Unveils ‘Great Day in Hollywood’ Image Spot Highlighting Black Creators

Netflix unveiled a brand image spot during Sunday’s BET Awards telecast that highlights black artists who work for the streaming giant. The spot dubbed “A Great Day in Hollywood” was inspired by the famed 1958 photograph “A Great Day in Harlem” featuring 57 jazz legends — including Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and Count Basie — […]

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2018 BET Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

The 2018 BET Awards are taking place Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, with DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar going into the ceremony with the most nominations — six and five, respectively. Other 2018 nominees include Migos, with four nods, including best group and album of the year; and SZA with four nods as well, including best female […]

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