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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Claim Direct Messages Posted by Michael Costello Are ‘Completely Fake’

Amid Chrissy Teigen’s apology and exit from Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” and her Safely brand due to resurfaced tweets, she and husband John Legend have taken to Twitter, claiming that a publicized direct message exchange between Teigen and fashion designer Michael Costello is “completely fake.” On June 14, fashion designer and “Project Runway” alum […]
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Kevin Hart Talks Putting the Spotlight on Black Fathers With Netflix Drama ‘Fatherhood’

It’s no secret that Kevin Hart is one of Hollywood’s busiest and prolific entertainers, but his latest film “Fatherhood,” showcases Kevin Hart the family man. In the movie, the comedy star makes a more serious turn for the heart-wrenching family drama based on a true story. Think Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” meets […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Netflix, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Fatherhood


Los Angeles Lakers Front Office Comedy Series Set at Netflix From Mindy Kaling, Elaine Ko

Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to a comedy set in the front office of the Los Angeles Lakers from writer Elaine Ko and executive producer Mindy Kaling, Variety has learned. The untitled, half-hour series is inspired by the personal and professional dynamic between the family owners and front office team that together run one of […]
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Netflix, Ghetto Film School Launch Winning Films From Program for Emerging Black Directors (EXCLUSIVE)

In honor of Juneteenth, Netflix and Ghetto Film School have launched the winning films from the inaugural class of their new content creation program focused on emerging Black filmmakers. The three films — “Silence of Friends” by Nia Stanford, “Divinity Streak” by Jess Waters and “Day Into Knight” by Sarah Jean Williams — are now […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Ghetto Film School, Netflix Ghetto Film School, Nia Stanford, Sarah Jean Williams


'Fatherhood' gives Kevin Hart a chance to show off his serious side

"Fatherhood" arrives just in time for Father's Day, in a heart-tugging package that presents star/producer Kevin Hart an opportunity to show off his dramatic acting chops. Not that there aren't laughs in this sweetly spirited, conflict-light, fact-based Netflix movie, which comes with the added stamp of being presented by the Obamas' Higher Ground Productions.
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Netflix Teases ‘Tentpole’ African Feature at Global Outreach Panel

Speaking at a Netflix recruitment panel at the Annecy Animation Festival on Wednesday, filmmaker Michael Francis Williams (“David Makes Man”) dropped new details about the animated feature he is co-directing for the global streamer. “It’s the first movie of this size set in Africa, and that’s what brought me to the project,” said Williams, who […]
Tags: News, Africa, Global, Netflix, Williams, Festivals, Annecy Animation Festival, Michael Francis Williams, Global Outreach Panel


‘Grand Army’ Canceled at Netflix After One Season (EXCLUSIVE)

“Grand Army” will not march on at Netflix. Variety has learned exclusively that the streamer has canceled the drama series after just one season. The nine-episode first season of the teen drama debuted on Netflix back in October. Created by Katie Cappiello, the series was loosely based on Cappiello’s 2013 work “Slut: The Play.” The […]
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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Wants to See HBO Max on Nielsen’s Streaming Leaderboard

UPDATED, CORRECTION APPENDED: Reed Hastings, Netflix’s co-founder, chairman and co-CEO, gave a shoutout to one of his rivals Thursday, telling WarnerMedia chief Jason Kilar that HBO Max should be represented in the new streaming-data report released by Nielsen. “Wild that most TV time in USA is still legacy linear. Stream team needs to up its […]
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Reed Hastings Wants Jason Kilar on Netflix’s Board

Could a Netflix board seat be in WarnerMedia chief Jason Kilar’s future? Reed Hastings, Netflix’s co-founder, chairman and co-CEO, posted a public appeal to Kilar to join the streaming giant’s board of directors on Thursday. Kilar, who joined WarnerMedia in May 2020, is widely believed to be looking to leave the company following AT&T’s spinoff […]
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Hungary’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Prompts Industry Backlash in Production Hotbed

Hungary’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday that bans the dissemination to minors of content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change — a move that has drawn condemnation from leading broadcasters and cast a shadow over one of the world’s top production hubs. But it remains to be seen what the impact will be […]
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‘Queen of the South’ Actor Alice Braga to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Ivy’

“Queen of the South” actor Alice Braga is set to star in the upcoming Netflix movie “Ivy.” The story centers on a mother, who is recovering from a brutal accident and moves into a prototype smart home. As she begins to get settled, she finds out that the house’s groundbreaking AI technology is quickly developing […]
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‘The Carmichael Show’ Showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal With Netflix

“The Carmichael Show” showrunner and “New Girl” co-executive producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel has entered a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. Under the terms of the pact, the comedy writer and producer will not only set up her own production banner for the streamer but will also focus on developing original series and features in addition to […]
Tags: News, Netflix, New Girl, Carmichael Show, The Carmichael Show, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel


Netflix, Aardman Drop Teaser for Animated Christmas Special ‘Robin Robin’ at Annecy

Netflix and Aardman Animations, the U.K.’s best-known stop-motion studio, have released a new image and teaser from their upcoming musical holiday special “Robin Robin” during a panel at Annecy Animation Festival. The charming half-hour short, which features the voices of Gillian Anderson and Richard E. Grant, tells the story of a baby robin (called Robin) […]
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How ‘The Serpent’ Star Tahar Rahim Let Go of the ‘Dark Energy’ From Playing a Serial Killer

No doubt playing a serial killer could really mess with one’s psyche. Just ask Tahar Rahim. The actor portrays real-life 1970s French murderer Charles Sobhraj in Netflix’s eight-episode “The Serpent.” When they first began shooting, he thought he was able to leave the work behind him when he went home at the end of the […]
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Will Smith to Host Netflix Variety Special, Westbrook Studios to Produce

Will Smith is set to host and star in a new one-hour comedy variety special at Netflix, Variety has learned. The special will include comedy sketches, musical performances, surprise celebrity guests, and noteworthy conversations among other things. It is set to launch on Netflix globally later this year. Westbrook Studios will produce the special for Netflix. […]
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‘Too Hot to Handle’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix’s Insane and Addictive No-Sex Dating Show Returns

Hot Vax Summer is officially here, and with it is the return of one of the crown jewels of Netflix’s programming stable: the second season of “Too Hot to Handle.” The first season, which offered an escape during a very dark April 2020, started a social media sensation for Netflix, as viewers were locked into […]
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‘We the People’s’ Chris Nee on Animating Civics with the Obamas and Netflix

Creating animated music videos for older children around subjects such as taxes, active citizenship and the Bill of Rights is challenging enough, but with ten directors and ten different animation pipelines, “Doc McStuffins” and “Vampirina” creator Chris Nee has described her latest project as the hardest but most rewarding project she has worked on. As […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Obamas, Chris Nee, Annecy Animation Festival


Jennifer Lopez Starring in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Atlas’ for Netflix

Jennifer Lopez is humanity’s last hope. Well, at least that’s the premise of “Atlas,” a sci-fi thriller set to star the “Jenny From the Block” singer and “Hustlers” actress. Brad Peyton, who orchestrated on-screen carnage in “Rampage” and “San Andreas,” will direct the film. “Atlas” unfolds in a bleak-sounding future where an AI soldier has […]
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Netflix’s ‘Maya and the Three’ Teases New Details at Annecy

Emmy-winning creator and director of “The Book of Life” and “El Tigre” Jorge Gutierrez and his longtime partner, in life and in work, Sandra Equihua hosted one of this year’s most highly anticipated Work in Progress sessions at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival on Wednesday. In the hour-long panel and subsequent Q&A, the pair served […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Maya, Jorge Gutierrez, Annecy, Sandra Equihua, Maya and the Three


‘Unbelievable’ Showrunner Susannah Grant Signs First-Look TV Deal With Lionsgate

Susannah Grant, showrunner for Netflix’s Emmy-nominated limited series “Unbelievable” and Oscar-nominated “Erin Brockovich” screenwriter, has inked a first-look television deal with Lionsgate Television Group, chairman Kevin Beggs said today. “Susannah has an incredible repertoire of award-winning content across television and film, which makes this partnership and its possibilities very exciting,” said Beggs in a statement. […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Netflix, Erin Brockovich, Susannah, Ever After, Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs, Beggs, Susannah Grant


Anya Taylor-Joy Gave Everything She Had to ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ — Even Her Own Mannerisms

Anya Taylor-Joy didn’t hold anything back from “The Queen’s Gambit.” In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors TV issue, the 25-year-old actor said she committed everything she had to portraying Beth Harmon, the 1950s chess champion in the Netflix limited series. In a conversation with her “Emma” co-star (and “The Crown” actor) Josh O’Connor, […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Emma, The Queen's Gambit, Anya Taylor Joy, Josh O Connor, Beth Harmon, Actors on Actors TV


Becky Clements Promoted to Partner at ‘Snowpiercer’ Producer Tomorrow Studios

Becky Clements has been promoted to partner status at Tomorrow Studios, the production banner behind TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” Apple TV Plus’ “Physical” and Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop.” Clements had served as president alongside CEO Marty Adelstein since Tomorrow was founded in 2014. The two have been producing partners since 2010 when Clements joined forces with Adelstein and […]
Tags: News, Netflix, TNT, Clements, Marty Adelstein, Adelstein, Tomorrow Studios, Becky Clements, Snowpiercer Apple, Cowboy Bebop Clements


Joe Exotic from 'Tiger King' is selling his first NFT collection from his prison cell

MORE Joe Exotic has created a collection of NFTs in collaboration with a cryptocurrency club. The NFTs will come with physical tokens that appeared in the "Tiger King" docuseries. The crypto-art pieces will go on sale June 18 on Mintable. See more stories on Insider's business page. Viral meme sensation Joe Exotic is releasing his first digital-art collection from his prison cell in Fort Worth, Texas.The former zoo operator known for his role in the Netflix docuseries "Tiger King" is ...
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Guillermo del Toro Drops Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans,’ Coming to Netflix July 21

In 2016, Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro first announced his plans with DreamWorks to produce the animated series “Trollhunters” in a presentation at the Annecy Animation Festival. Now, five years later, he returns – although virtually – to discuss the franchise’s feature film finale “Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans,” and share a trailer ahead of […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Guillermo Del Toro, Dreamworks, Guillermo, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans


‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ Headlines Netflix’s Upcoming Anime Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

As streamers continue to carve out their niches for specialized content, Netflix has established a firm foothold in original anime production of both established and original IP. On Tuesday morning, the platform outlined a group of exciting upcoming titles, headlined by the hugely anticipated “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” animated spinoff, in a pre-recorded […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Wolf, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf


‘Manifest’ Canceled After Three Seasons at NBC

“Manifest” has been canceled at NBC after three seasons, Variety has confirmed. The news comes as the supernatural drama has been released on Netflix, where it currently sits at No. 1 in the streamer’s U.S. Top 10. However, sources tell Variety that the show is hoping to find a new home elsewhere. The single-camera series had generally produced […]
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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Live-Action Netflix Series Taps ‘Die Hard’s’ Jeb Stuart to Write (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Assassin’s Creed” live-action series at Netflix has enlisted Jeb Stuart to serve as writer, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The series was first announced as being in development in October as part of a deal between Netflix and Ubisoft to develop content based on the best-selling video game franchise. The deal includes live-action, animated, […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, Variety, Jeb Stuart


Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, Clark Duke Lead Cast for Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’ from ‘Gravity Falls” Shion Takeuchi, Alex Hirsch

The Truth is Out There, and Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater and Clark Duke will find it in Netflix’s “Inside Job,” a new conspiracy theory office comedy animated series from “Gravity Falls” writer Shion Takeuchi and creator Alex Hirsch, both of whom have development deals with the streamer. In an announcement made during Netflix’s Adult Animation […]
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Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater and Clark Duke Lead Voice Cast for Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’

The Truth is Out There, and Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater and Clark Duke will find it in Netflix’s “Inside Job,” a new conspiracy theory office comedy animated series from “Gravity Falls” writer Shion Takeuchi and creator Alex Hirsch, both of whom have development deals with the streamer. In an announcement made during Netflix’s Adult Animation […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Clark Duke, Alex Hirsch, Inside Job, Shion Takeuchi, Lizzy Caplan Christian Slater, Clark Duke Lead Voice Cast


‘Big Mouth’ Spinoff ‘Human Resources’ Unveils A-List Voice Cast Joining Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph (EXCLUSIVE)

Ahead of streaming a pre-recorded Studio Focus presentation as part of this year’s hybrid Annecy Animation Film Festival, Netflix has shared with Variety that “Big Mouth” stars Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph will be joined by a star-studded lineup of new and returning voice talent in “Human Resources,” the upcoming series spinoff series of the […]
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